Carl Sagan on “Environmental Refugees” and by extension “The Wall”…

  REPUBLISHED FROM 1990 and then from 2018... In 1990, the famed Professor Dr. Carl Sagan ("COSMOS") somewhat ironically, gave a lecture on the reality of Global Warming in North Carolina.  Ironically, because North Carolina is one of the Southern States of the USA hardest hit with the effects of Global Warming through the recent …

CAM5.0, CICE4.0, and now CESM2.1 – What I am doing until September, 2019

RE-PUBLISHED FROM SEPTEMBER, 2018. If you research and model climate change and global warming, as opposed to weather forecasting, you know these acronyms already. CAM5.0 is Version 5.0 of the Community Atmosphere Model, a global atmospheric model run generally in LINUX on clusters ranging from 12 or more nodes.  Developed primarily by the National Center for Atmospheric …

Cannibis : The Global-Warming Elephant in the Room

Under Yellow light:  Producing a few pounds of weed can have the same environmental toll as fossil fuel driving across America seven times or a month’s worth of fossil fuel driving (28 days), harming cities’ and states’ plans to curb emissions.  Is America willing to part with indoor industrial growing at this level?  With this profit? …

Navigation in Local Spacetime For Engineers – Introduction

One of the classes I was assigned at UCF, was "Chemistry For Engineers".  It was a cut-class for the School of Engineering - which had no chemical engineering degree path.  The faculty of the School hoped that an assistant professor in Chemistry would be the scapegoat or fall "person", for cutting their own frosh engineering …

Some Thoughts on an Issue of Causality and Digital Data Revisited

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, except as noted by Dr Kenneth Michael Beck (Revised 02JUN19) If for two data sets (e.g., hexadecimal encryptions) which maybe reduced (conserved) to two binary data sets, one located in the reference frame of the observer and the other data set in a unspecified frame, [This is just Emma Noether's famous test …

NASA Deep Space Navigation goes back in time to a simpler, bureaucratic past or does it? “NASA Conned in a spoof?”

A typical chip-scale Cesium (Cs) Atomic Clock available for service at $1500 a pop in 2011 Deep Space Atomic Clock   The Deep Space Mercury Ion (Hg+) atomic clock is much bigger. To my minds eye, it seems "less simple". From NASA Goddard: "For 20 years, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been …