In the list below, you will find a range of topics covered. The first section are the blog posts which involve calculations using 'dimensional analysis' to understand large numbers which are reported in the news. If you scroll down to the next section, you will find articles which deal with 'science and politics.' Enjoy!
Dimensional Analysis: Exploration of large numbers!
Note: From recent to oldest
How Much Trash Would Be Required To Fill The Great Wall Of China?
How Many Birds Per Minute Can Be Processed On A Single Line At A Poultry Processing Plant?
Hurricane Harvey Drops Enough Rain On Houston To Fill 560 Dallas Cowboy Stadiums
If Technology Fails, Use Basic Math Skills - Count Manually!!
How Much Water Is Contained In All Oceans Around The Globe?
Wasteful Water Use Tied To 'Education and Poverty' - Really?
How Much Water Is Under A "Dry Lake"?
New Chemistry Could Reduce Plastic Waste In Landfills
How Many Trees Have Been Cut Down Since 1990?
How Many Seats Could Be Filled With Nearly 3.6 Million Tons Of Plastic Produced Each Year?
How Much Water Is In 44 Feet Of Snow?
Storm Raises Water Level In Lake Cachuma By 31 feet, How Much Water Is That?
How Much Dirt Would It Take To Fill The Rose Bowl Stadium?
How To Make Sense Of Water Flowing At 100,000 Cubic Feet Per Second
Can 11 Trillion Gallons Of Water Fill 14,000 Dallas Cowboys Stadiums?
How Many Bombs Were Dropped Per Hour In Combat In 2016?
How Long Would It Take To Travel Around Earth Going 4 Miles Per Second?
How Much Water Is 55 Billion Gallons Of Rainfall?
How Much Would The Sun Weigh If Filled With Water?
Does Oil Demand Restrict The Amount Of Safety Regulation On Big Oil Companies?
What Technology Is Being Installed By 'Energy Transfer' To Prevent An Oil Spill?
How Deep Is One Of The World's Largest Wave Tanks?
How Much Rain Did The East Coast Receive From Hurricane Matthew?
How Much Rain Did Haiti Really Receive?
Why Is There Another Oil Spill?
Why Is Elon Musk Powering A Freight Ship With A Rocket Engine?
How Much Weight Can The Average Freight Ship Carry?
How Does The Weight Of A Floating Oil Rig Compare To The Eiffel Tower?
How Much Rainfall Has Dropped On Louisiana?
How Big Was The "Water Bomb" Of Rainfall In Macedonia?
How Much Rain Did Huauchinango (Mexico) receive?
How Many Square Feet Would Be Required To House All Homeless Residents in Los Angeles County?
How Much Rain Did Elliot City (Maryland) Really Receive?
Can A Broken Sewer Line 20 Miles Away Close The Beach?
How Much Weight Can 54 Billion Cubic Feet Of Helium Lift?
Why Do "Units of Measure" Matter?
Iraq Has Enough Oil To Support The World For 4 Years -- What?
1,600 Cattle Consume Equivalent Amount Of Water As A Bel Air Resident Per Day?
Is 94 Million Barrels Of Oil A Large Amount? That Is The Global Daily Demand!
A California Dream Spoiled By Big Oil
Are The Elements Hydrogen And Helium "Of This World"?
Los Angeles Was Built On Top Of Oil?
Flint Michigan Rations Water, What About Astronauts?
How Much Force Is 13 Kilotons Of Force?
What Was The Daily Magnitude Of Methane (That Leaked) Out Of Aliso Canyon?
Who Sells Sea Water? Who Buys Sea Water?
How Much Paint Is Required To Cover A 'Movie Screen' In A Theater?
More Gas Is Stored At Aliso Canyon (Porter Ranch) Than Previously Thought?
If The Mosul Dam Breaks, The City Of Mosul Would Be Under 65 Feet Of Water?
How Much Gas Is Stored In The Aliso Canyon Storage Facility Near Porter Ranch?
Different Water Use Within The Same Geographic Region? How?
How much nicotine is in a bottle of e-liquid? Is the level toxic?
What is the volume of water in a few inches of rain?
How much energy is contained within a 'kiloton' of energy? i.e. a small nuclear weapon?
Volume of Waste in the Mine Spill (in Brazil) Equivalent to 78 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spills
Science & Politics: Why Is The Research Important Now?
Note: Posts are from recent to oldest
A Virtual Tour Of A Plant Cell? Really?
Dr. Francis Collins and Bill Gates Discuss Global Health And Genomics
A Virtual Tour Of A Human Cell?
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Richard Branson's Son Produces Short Films To Illustrate The Devastation By Hurricane Irma
What Does Testifying Before Congress Look Like For Secretary of Energy Rick Perry?
Puerto Rico Aid Should Not Be A Partisan (Political) Issue
Natural Disasters Hit, What Happens to School Students?
Teacher Starts A Conversation Rather Than Lecturing From High In The Ivory Tower
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Hit USA While Politicians And Agency Directors Still Deny Contribution Of Climate Change
Local Politicians Are Leaving President Trump Behind In Continuing To Meet Paris Climate Agreements
Is Dr. Michael Dourson Good For The EPA?
EPA Director Finally Realizes Reality Of Trying To Roll-Back Obama Era Clean Air Act Regulation
Activist Ralph Nader Speaks Out On Lack Of Funding For Federal Agencies - Finally!
Puerto Rico Crops Devastated By Hurricane Maria
What Are University Presidents Saying About Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Leaving Title IX ??
Republicans Endorse Carbon Tax For Climate Change? Wow
Democrats Question EPA Adminstrator Scott Pruitt On Historical Job Cuts At EPA
It's A Team Effort Between Humans And The Robots: Amazon
How Can The Paris Climate Agreement Be "More Favorable To The U.S."???
Food and Drug Administration Releases Statement Regarding Crop Protection During Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Environmental Groups Question Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Cuts
What Does An Official Letter From The White House Requesting Funds For Hurricane Harvey Look Like?
Activist Ralph Nader Gives Politicians Advice Post Hurricane Harvey
President Trump Is Repairing National Infrastructure While Ignoring Weather Patterns
How Is Our Environment (Climate, etc.) Becoming Politicized?
Universities Are Jumping On Board With States To Pick Up Paris Climate Slack
Future Outlook By New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman
Risks To The World By Activist Ralph Nader
Who Is In Charge Of The Department Of Energy?
There Is No Climate Debate -- Scientific Facts Have Settled The Issue?
Why Not List Adverse Effects On Drug Labels?
Activist Ralph Nader Calls To Each Pillar Of Society - A Call To Action.
A Good Start: Republicans Accept Climate Change As Real
How Did The U.S. Benefit From The G20 Summit in Hamburg Germany?
What Is Going To Be Discussed At The G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany?
President Trump's Understanding of the Paris Agreement
Stand Up Comedy Takes Practice to Perfect - Seriously.
Reduce Ignorance, Increase Intelligence...Its That Simple Graduates!
Judge Suggests Revisiting Environmental Concerns Of The Dakota Access Pipeline
Does Alcoholics Anonymous Work?
Trump Goes Right On Paris Agreement, Part Of U.S. And World Head Left
T.G.I.F., Anti-Aging Skin Care, Bicycle Riding, and more.
World Goes Left, While Trump Leads Right - On Climate - Why?
Happy Memorial Day!! Here Are A Few Statistics To Consider...
Is This Behavior Presidential - President Trump?
Paris Climate Agreement Is A Start Toward The Renewable Energy Future
Why Is The Science March Important?
Congress Is Not Being Honest With The Public By Passing The HONEST Act?
Chemists Learn To Build Up Nanoparticles -- One Atom At A Time!
What Molecules Make Up Your Lifestyle Fingerprint?
Why Would A President Choose To Deregulate The Environmental Protection Agency?
Undergraduate Institution Leads The Change In Publications -- Yeah!
What Does America Drinking Water Look Like With Little-to-No Regulation?
President Trump's Immigration Rhetoric Damages International Science Student Enrollment