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MDeLapa’s List MDeLapa’s List is a Google Group I use to share articles about (mostly) climate change science, economics, public policy, and politics, but also related and unrelated articles I find interesting or others find interesting and forward to me. If you would like to be added to the list, please click this link. You can unsubscribe at any time. Margie’s List Margie’s List is a Google Group that LandWatch uses to share news related to … more

California Climate and Housing Bills 2019

Some bills that PCL reported failed last year (https://www.pcl.org/2020/10/pcl-insider-october-2020/) that might be cannibalized or resurrected: SB 1385 (Oppose unless Amended) and AB 3107 (Support if Amended): Residential allowed as a use on underutilized commercial lands – Failed-PCL strongly supported the intent of these bills and worked to ensure that they would apply to inclusionary, location-efficient housing. They never got there, but similar legislation is likely to return next year. SB 1120 (Oppose Unless Amended): ministerial approval of second units & … more

My Pledge Regarding Facebook, Lies, And Free Speech

I welcome your feedback on my Facebook pledge (and of course recognize the irony of posting it on Facebook for feedback). But you can see where I’m headed, and you can expect to see far fewer posts from me in the future. (Thank you to my 1st Amendment friends who gave me early feedback — you know who you are.) My Pledge Regarding Facebook, Lies, And Free Speech: What I Expect / What I Will … more

Fiore (Rocky) Salvatore DeLapa Obituary & Letter

Obituary of Fiore (Rocky) Salvatore DeLapa February 18, 1915 – May 27, 2004 Fiore (Rocky) Salvatore DeLapa died May 27, 2004 at his home in Santa Barbara, California of natural causes associated with 89 years of exuberant and joyful living. DeLapa was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on February 18, 1915 to Dominic DeLapa, a chauffeur, and Rose Cozzella DeLapa, a homemaker. The eldest son in a family of twelve, Rocky assumed significant financial responsibilities for … more

Senior Care Facilities in Monterey County

Carmel Valley http://cvmanor.com/ https://carmel.watermarkcommunities.com/ http://www.haciendacarmel.org/ https://www.delmesacarmel.org/ https://www.humangood.org/pacific-meadows https://www.seniorhousingnet.com/seniorliving-search/carmel-valley_ca Pacific Grove https://www.foresthillretirement.org/ https://www.caring.com/senior-living/continuing-care-retirement-communities/california/pacific-grove (Digger’s mom was at Canterbury Woods – loved it) Monterey https://www.retirenet.com/california/monterey/communities/all-lifestyles/93940 Ratings https://www.yelp.com/c/monterey-ca-us/retirement_homeshttps://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Retirement+Homes&find_loc=93923

Sea Studios’ Portfolio

Videos The Worlds Below (1988) Wild California (1989) A World Alive (1990) Aunt Merriwether’s Adventures in the Backyard – Part 1 & Part 2 (1992) Jellies and other Drifters (excerpts) (1993) Television Programs and Series Desperately Seeking Sanctuary (1994) Sea Nasties (1996) The Shape of Life (2002) Strange Days on Planet Earth (2005) Otter 501 (2013) Articles To Capture The Imagination: Sea Studios and the Visual Art of Biology Chasing Nature: The Making of A … more

Coronavirus and blood oxygen levels

[Physician-friends, feedback invited!]We just ordered an oxygen meter for (possibly) early diagnosis of coronavirus. See:COVID-19: Home Pulse Oximetry Could Be Game Changer, Says ER Doc This from a scientist-friend (non-physician) who first suggested it:Here’s the article that talks about low oxygen preceding breathing troubleThe Infection That’s Silently Killing Coronavirus Patients Here’s one with an interview with the same physician where he mentions GermanyA German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low The very first paragraph of this … more

Wood versus fossil fuels

What piqued my interest: “Climate change is caused by bringing up stored carbon from underground. That’s what a fossil fuel is. Burning trees, which we also do in campfires and our fireplaces, is not as bad as burning coal.” [emphasis added] @leahstokes My replies Not sure that’s right — no time to research, but see here  “When burned, trees generate more CO2 emissions per unit of energy generated than fossil fuels.” + loss of carbon sequestration.” I’m … more

Science Denial: Covid-19 and Climate Science

Why don’t we treat climate change like an infectious disease? (Grist) ‘Misinformation kills’: The link between coronavirus conspiracies and climate denial (Grist) The COVID-19 Pandemic Exposes The Harm Of Denying Scientific Facts (Forbes) 6 Ways Trump’s Denial of Science Has Delayed the Response to COVID-19 (and Climate Change) (Inside Climate Change) If The Virus Can Decimate Global Economies So Can Climate Change (Forbes) Coronavirus and climate change: The pandemic is a fire drill for our … more