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JOHN GILKISON

John Gilkison is a professionally-trained astronomer who works for the New Mexico State University in Las Cruses. He chaired committee that wrote Las Cruces, NM Outdoor Lighting Ordinance in 1999, which was adopted in 2000. He incorporated the National Public Observatory (www.Astro-npo.org)in 1999. He is keenly interested in aerodynamic improvements in vehicles.

Total Articles: 88


Our Perfect Storm

How a host of positive feedback loops and other human factors are locking us in to abrupt climate change and a dramatic sea level rise. Worse still it may already be too late to do much of anything about it. How the IPCC has been way too conservative in their assessments.

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TrailerTopia

Aerodynamic Modifications potential to improver TT (Travel Trailer) performance. How decreasing the coefficient of drag for a box trailer could reduce fuel consumption when towing it.

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Abrupt Climate Change

How Anthropogenic forcing is causing changes in the Earth's Atmospheric and Oceanic circulation systems that are leading to abrupt climate change.

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MPG Testing Uphill Both Ways

Testing my Ford F150 with aerodynamics mods on a trip from Radium Springs, NM to Monahans, TX and back from April 10th to April 12th, 2015. Achieved one of my goals of 20 MPG at 80 MPH during this trip.

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Our Self Inflicted Existential Crisis

How run away climate change may mean the collapse of industrial civilization before the end of this century and there may be little we can do about it. Since humans have never tried the experiment before we do not know all the details on how it plays out really. The third option few people are talking about is extinction.

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The Spirit of Ecomodder

How aerodynamic improvements to a Toyota T-100 tested out in a wind tunnel to have a lower Coefficient of Drag then a Generation III Prius.

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A Human Population Incubus

How controlling human numbers is possible even without controlling the birthrate. Our options are wider then most people think.

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The Noise and The Signal

How information is often located in the noise which we all ignore on a daily basis.

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The Carbon Military Industrial Complex

How invested we are in carbon based energy extraction and consumption.

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"If Only We Had A Dream?"

How would the world look today if our country had not had dreams like the 40 hour work week, social security, health insurance, going to the Moon and so forth. This same facility for dreams is what motivates the Ev World website and its members today.

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Our Apparent Anthropocentric Universe

How the western mind may have moved from Ptolemaic human centered universe through the Copernican Revolution to a modern scientific era where there it is now known that there is nothing special about our species but remains ego centric in its outlook.

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Homo empturiens

How and new man has replace the species of man known as Homo sapiens and what this portends for the future of mankind.

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100 Miles per Hour and 32 Miles per Gallon

Article shows how current 4 cylinder power automobile engines or their equivalent in other engine types with the same power output would be sufficient to drive cars on the interstate highway system at 100 MPH at a fuel burn rate of 32 MPG or it's equivalent.

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One Trillion Metric Tonnes of Carbon

One trillion metric tons of cumulative carbon and we face a two degree C warming threshold. The Alberta tar sands and the continued reliance on coal will put us over this limit by 2040 with business as usual scenario still being contemplated.

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