Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Paris Climate Change Conference

Well noted by Joel Kotkin in the Orange County Register. An excerpt. To some, particularly in the green movement, this month’s Paris climate change summit represents something like the great synods of the early Christian era, where truth and policy, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History, Politics

Groundwater Primer

An excellent summary of the basics of groundwater from the California Water Blog. An excerpt. Groundwater has been receiving a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. California is the heaviest groundwater user in the nation, and our use … Continue reading

Posted in Water

Water Needs to be Priority

That is the subject of this article in the Sacramento Bee and it focuses on storage, a nice change; particularly if the big rain year we have been told is on its way actually turns up, we will be reminded, … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

The Auto Rules

As much as the wishful thinking of urbanists hope to see the end of the car as the preferred mode of work transportation, it continues to rule, as this story from New Geography reports. An excerpt. The major metropolitan area … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Gentrification Works

In terms of urban renewal, there are often complaints about gentrification, but as this excellent article from City Journal reports, it is the best solution around. An excerpt. In the 1990s, decades after the riots that followed the 1968 murder of … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Climate Change Conference

Welcome back readers, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here’s all you need to know about the current conference in Paris, from the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. In February President Obama said, a little carelessly, that climate change … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics