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"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out."
T.B. Macaulay'

 
About Nettleton Strategies
 
"Resolving Complex Public Policy and Business Issues"


Carl Nettleton

What We Do
Nettleton Strategies' key strengths are:

  • Group facilitation
  • Collaborative strategy
  • Situational analysis
  • Communication strategy
  • Project management

    Combining these and other services with a broad base of content expertise allows the firm to move quickly into problem solving for clients.

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    Events
     
    With more events available than could possibly be listed in this publication,events are now being posted on the Nettleton Strategies web site under the following categories:

    Climate
    Water
    Ocean
    Transportation/Energy
    Clean Technology
    San Diego and the Border

    Please click on the links above to find information about the events you need to attend.

     
    Worth Knowing
     
    A new group called TEDxSanDiego has formed to bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.


    In this You Tube clip, members of the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, and Dean Martin) are joined by Johnny Carson, reportedly the only time Johnny sang in public.


    The
    Cabrillo National Monument Foundation's third annual photo contest is underway. Take your best shot of San Diego's national park and submit it by August 31, 2010.


    Don't miss this parody of what might happen if BP executives spilled coffee in their conference room.


    National Geographic's
    July Photo of the Month featured the Cascade Room, a cave 80 feet below the surface. Ironically, the photographer, the renowned Wes C. Skiles, died only days after the photo was posted while diving on another photo shoot in the Atlantic.
     

     
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    August 2, 2010

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    Some items in this edition you won't want to miss:


    The Nett Report has been on sabbatical for the month of July, but we are back in August with a change in format. Due to the increasing number of events, the list of pending calendar items is now found on the Nettleton Strategies web site. Events are listed according to the categorized links in the left column of this report." Worth Knowing" items are also found in the left column beginning with this issue

     
    Water
     
    The UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Natural Resources and the Yolo County Library will host a regional discussion on water policy issues in California on August 4 in West Sacramento.


    A new analysis by the environmental consulting firm Tetra Tech produced for the Natural Resources Defense Council found that "more than 1,100 counties in the U.S. will face higher risks of water shortages by mid-century as the result of global warming." The report says 400 of those counties will "face extremely high risks of water shortages." California was one of 14 states most at risk.


    The Metropolitan Water District will host a second round of forums to allow stakeholders to learn about the status of the Draft Integrated Resources Plan (IRP). This is one of the final steps in the IRP process that will guide future water resource options.

     
    Ocean
     
    The Triennial Review of the California Ocean Plan is now underway. A meeting to receive comments on the plan will be held on September 22, 2010, at 10 a.m. in Sacramento.


    There's lots of excitement in Chatham, Massachusetts, as a number of great white sharks have appeared to feed on seal populations. The sharks have been seen in water as shallow as three to four feet, closing Chatham's South Beach.


    An article in Nature documents declines in ocean phytoplankton since 1899. The article says that phytoplankton account for approximately half of all organic matter on Earth.

     
    Transportation
     
    The High Speed Rail Authority continues to move forward with developing the state's plan for high speed rail. A survey commissioned by the Authority found that 76 percent of Californian's support the project. Thirty-four percent indicated it should move forward as soon as possible with 42 percent having concerns about timing or funding.


    Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport and new runways at Gatwick and Stansted airports have been shelved because "enabling more flying was incompatible with Britain's oft-stated goal of curbing emissions."

     
    Energy
     
    On July 19-20, 2010, the world's first international Clean Energy Ministerial launched 11 initiatives to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Twenty-four governments participated.

     
    Climate Change
     
    The Chinese government is worried that the improving economic conditions of that nation's citizens could result in consumer demand that will negate China's efforts to reduce global warming.


    According to a new study in the journal "Global and Planetary Change,"
    an analysis of change in Central Pacific islands shows that some have increased in area, some have decreased, and some have stayed the same in the face of recent sea level rise. Because of erosion and other factors, the islands can increase in size despite rising seas.


    A new book published in June,
    Merchants of Doubt , describes "how a handful of scientists obscured trust on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming. One of the authors is UCSD Professor Naomi Oreskes.


    According to the Manchester Guardian,
    U.S. climate scientists have received a barrage of hate mail since the East Anglia University controversy. Climate scientists have been told to "go gargle razor blades" and been described as "Nazi climate murderers." Local police aren't able to act due to the near-total tolerance of "freedom of speech" in the U.S., according to the Guardian.


    The National Bureau of Economic Research has released a report that documents
    a decline in environmental concerns when unemployment rises. The study analyzed the number of searches for the term "global warming" in Google during different economic conditions.

     
    Border
     
    The North American Development Bank (NADB) has approved a loan of $17.49 million to complete Tijuana's Comprehensive Road Rehabilitation Project. The project rehabilitates 100 miles of roads and includes work on storm drains, curbs, sidewalks and landscaping.
     

     



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