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March 20, 2012
In 2003, I attended a talk at the Newport Beach Public Library on climate change by UC Irvine professor Sherry Rowland. I was amazed to see a full house, with a Nobel Prize winner, Rowland, as the speaker. Using hand-drawn sketches of chemical reactions on transparencies, he clearly explained the chemical reactions related to chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs. He also told stories of his trip to receive the Nobel Prize, expressing wonder at his good fortune. The audience was captivated.
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By Thomas Eastmond | September 19, 2013
Before global warming became a high-profile issue, the earth's climate was considered too inherently chaotic to provide much occasion for usefully predictive research. Climate change theory created new opportunities for publication, prestige and tenure — and many more climatologists than before. By itself, this does not make anyone right or wrong. But it does suggest that a mere "consensus" of climatologists, at a given moment, is no substitute for learning the underlying science ourselves.
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By Brianna Bailey | October 17, 2009
Featuring appearances by Republican heavyweights such as Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and 2010 gubernatorial candidate and former EBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman, the Western Conservative Political Action Conference rolled through Newport Beach this weekend. Organized by Republican activist Jim Lacy, the conference has slowly gained momentum over its five-year existence. “This is the heart and soul of the conservative movement,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a longtime conference supporter.
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By Jay B. Litvak | January 6, 2010
This is in response to Tom Williams’ Forum piece (Sounding Off: “Earth is repeating cooling cycle,” Dec. 29). If we did not have some amount of greenhouse warming, life on Earth would be very different or nonexistent. However, too much of a good thing is not so good. It is also important to note that there are many possible causes of global climate change over the longer term, including plate tectonics, ocean salinity, ocean currents, solar radiation — as Williams mentioned — and more.
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November 5, 2012
UC Irvine hosts a three-day conference this week on groundwater in the Middle East and how that supply may be affected by climate change. "Groundwater and Climate Change in the Middle East: Next Threat or Opportunity for Cooperation?" takes place Friday through Sunday at the campus' Beckman Center and will "bring experts together to analyze the hydrological challenges in the region, explore avenues for peace-building and tackle Israeli and Palestinian/Arab water issues," according to a UCI news release.
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June 7, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher recently slammed warnings of climate change as bad science and alarmism in a speech on the House of Representatives floor. In a lengthy speech Thursday condemning former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” the International Panel on Climate Change, as well as previous environmental cause cèlébres such as fears about holes in the ozone layer and acid rain, Rohrabacher claimed large parts of the environmental movement were mere “pseudoscience” to justify increased government regulation.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | August 24, 2013
At Saturday morning's Meet the Mayor question-and-answer session, Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry fielded complaints on everything from noisy motorcycles to speeding bicycles, but a certain question piqued his interest. "How can young people help with some of the issues that are going on in our community?" asked Franklin Watkins. The young Boy Scout was at the Balboa Branch Library that morning to work on his Citizenship in the Community merit badge. "The greatest joy of being mayor is meeting some of the active and involved young people that we have in our community," Curry said.
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By Joseph Serna | October 13, 2007
They won’t be invited to Stockholm, but that’s OK with the nine UC Irvine scientists who have contributed to the environmental reports that won the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change its share of a Nobel Peace Prize. They were never really after the glory, just the work. Michael Prather, a UCI earth system science professor, researcher and a lead author for the panel’s reports dating back to 1995, said he appreciated how the Nobel committee named the entire organization as the beneficiary of the award.
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May 11, 2009
UCI’s second annual Women in Water seminar will welcome a water expert from Nevada to speak about the West’s ability to adapt to climate change. Pat Mulroy, who oversees Las Vegas’ 340,000 water district customers, will speak on “Climate Change and the American West: Can We Adapt?” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at UCI’s Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering building. Mulroy serves on the Assn.
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December 30, 2009
Every letter and every argument by people who believe that man-made climate change is either a hoax or too small to worry about fails to include an important ingredient: prudence. Ultimately, it may turn out that they were right about man-made climate change having been a negligible problem. But what if they are wrong? The risk of being wrong is high indeed, because it could mean death for all humans. Tom Williams may not be personally affected by climate change, but his heirs might be (“Earth is repeating cooling cycle,” Dec. 29)
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October 3, 2013
I cannot understand the reason for letting dogs on Balboa Island beaches. Very often I see dogs on the beaches before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. (and after 9 and before 5) on leashes (or not), peeing and pooping in the same sand that, a short time later, unaware children will be sitting in, digging in and using to build castles. Parents, too, seem unaware. Isn't this just plain nuts? I am trying to understand why this health hazard exists and how it might be remedied. Dariela Wilson Balboa Island * Going to press doesn't help As a resident of Costa Mesa, I am having some difficulty understanding where we are heading with regard to our local militia, or Police Department, and our city's governing body.
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By Thomas Eastmond | September 19, 2013
Before global warming became a high-profile issue, the earth's climate was considered too inherently chaotic to provide much occasion for usefully predictive research. Climate change theory created new opportunities for publication, prestige and tenure — and many more climatologists than before. By itself, this does not make anyone right or wrong. But it does suggest that a mere "consensus" of climatologists, at a given moment, is no substitute for learning the underlying science ourselves.
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By Bonnie O'Neil | September 13, 2013
Re. " Climate-change science is immune to politics ," Mailbag, (Sept. 3): Letter writer Jamie Dow claims science has proven man-made global warming and that this conclusion has nothing to do with politics. I believe she is mistaken. Most of the reports regarding global warming are issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Many of its 3,000 members are not scientists but simply United Nations political appointees. The few real scientists on the panel have often disputed the panel's findings, but their opposing comments have not been included in any of the U.N.'s published reports.
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September 9, 2013
Re. " Commentary: Outsourcing trash collection would save $17M I read the commentary by Mayor Keith Curry and Councilman Michael Henn Sunday morning and feel compelled to vehemently disagree with their views. Newport Beach spends money on frivolous "pet projects" with an abandon that defies belief, i.e. an estimated $75,000 for the study of airport flight paths, which information was freely available from local pilots. The proposal to hire an expensive executive-recruiting firm to help with the process of hiring a new library services director when the city has a competent human resources department, and even without them, not resorting to modern day ways — the Internet, which last time I checked didn't cost anything.
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September 3, 2013
Re. " Mailbag: Rohrabacher is right - earth is cooling," (Aug. 26): Letter writer Jason Pitkin seems to have mistaken science for politics, in the same way that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has. My original letter made no mention of political "sides," and neither will this one, except when quoting Pitkin, because "sides" are not relevant in the realm of scientific debate. And in response to Pitkin's letter, I too have read many rebuttals of global warming, but I've read those rebuttals in "letters to the editor" sections of newspapers, rather than in scientific literature.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | August 24, 2013
At Saturday morning's Meet the Mayor question-and-answer session, Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry fielded complaints on everything from noisy motorcycles to speeding bicycles, but a certain question piqued his interest. "How can young people help with some of the issues that are going on in our community?" asked Franklin Watkins. The young Boy Scout was at the Balboa Branch Library that morning to work on his Citizenship in the Community merit badge. "The greatest joy of being mayor is meeting some of the active and involved young people that we have in our community," Curry said.
NEWS
May 17, 2013
As a resident of Huntington Street, I live with the smoke and soot caused by the incessant daily beach fires. It's horrible; the air quality is being adversely affected. My window sills are black with the soot from the fires. My screens are black, my house is black, and I have to hose the house down weekly. I live in Huntington Beach, so I can get some nice ocean air. The people who come here burn anything they can get their hands on — railroad ties, plastic, contaminated wood products, anything that is free and can burn.
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By Bradley Zint and By Bradley Zint | December 13, 2012
Newport Beach city workers kept busy Thursday morning, pumping out stormwater that had accumulated on the Balboa Peninsula. Along Newport Boulevard between 21st and 26th streets, one lane was closed down for about an hour as crews diverted the water from the street into the harbor, but not before a group of neighbors dropped by to try their hand at skimboarding the nearly 1-foot-deep puddles. No property damage was reported on the peninsula or on Balboa Island, said Mike Pisani, Newport's deputy municipal operations director.
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November 5, 2012
UC Irvine hosts a three-day conference this week on groundwater in the Middle East and how that supply may be affected by climate change. "Groundwater and Climate Change in the Middle East: Next Threat or Opportunity for Cooperation?" takes place Friday through Sunday at the campus' Beckman Center and will "bring experts together to analyze the hydrological challenges in the region, explore avenues for peace-building and tackle Israeli and Palestinian/Arab water issues," according to a UCI news release.
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By Bradley Zint | October 24, 2012
President Bill Clinton endorsed a slate of Democratic congressional candidates in a rally Tuesday night at UC Irvine. More than 4,000 attended the "California's Voice" event at the Bren Events Center, where the two-term president campaigned for 26th District candidate Julia Brownley of Ventura, 47th District candidate Alan Lowenthal of Long Beach, 52nd District candidate Scott Peters of San Diego, 36th District candidate Dr. Raul Ruiz of Palm Springs...
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