Quote of the Week
"The ocean is the last utopia, partially unexplored, bearing the brunt of our impacts."
Prince Albert of Monaco
Copenhagen Ocean Day
December 14, 2009

 
About Nettleton Strategies
 

Carl Nettleton

Nettleton Strategies specializes in resolving complex public policy and business issues using joint fact finding, situational analysis, and other collaborative strategies. The firm's key strengths are listening to stakeholders, facilitating group sessions and discussions, developing communications strategies, analyzing data and information, and creatively presenting outcomes.

Nettleton Strategies brings clients a broad base of content expertise to move quickly into problem solving with a minimum of background preparation.

Nettleton Strategies accepts assignments from and delivers successful outcomes to corporate and business association executives, non-profit directors, and public agency leaders.

 
Events
 
April 14, 2010, 23rd Annual San Francisco Bay Decisionmakers Conference, Oakland Marriott City Center, hosted by the Bay Planning Coalition. The meeting is focused on addressing carbon management and sea level change.


April 14, 2010, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., North American Competitiveness, Innovation and Clean Energy Conference, University of San Diego, hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce.


April 14, 2010, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Disclosing the Business Impacts of Climate Change: Case Studies from Industry Leaders and Analyses of Trends and Future Requirements, San Francisco Marriott Marquis, hosted by the Association of Climate Change Officers.


April 14-16, 2010, Central Valley Tour, Bakersfield, CA, hosted by the Water Education Foundation. Learn about regional efforts to balance environmental issues with the agricultural needs of Central Valley water users.


April 30, 2010, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 am, "Opportunities in Developing Ocean-Based Assets," National University, 9388 Lightwave Ave., San Diego, hosted by The Maritime Alliance.


December 6, 2010, "Transboundary Aquifers: Challenges and New Directions," Paris, France, hosted by UNESCO. The abstract deadline is March 30, 2010.

 

 
March 29, 2010

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Climate/Air Quality
 
New climate studies indicate that CO2 emissions may have a greater impact on urban area pollution and health, contradicting earlier assumptions that CO2 impacts are universally spread across the planet.


NOAA's new climate change office will gather 500+ scientists and analysts into one office known as NOAA's Climate Services.


Scripps Institution of Oceanography Professor Emeritus Richard Somerville is one of 26 authors of "The Copenhagen Diagnosis," an update on the most recent IPCC report.


Dr. Somerville also provides an excellent interview about global warming on ABC News. The interview is broken into three segments as follows:
The Four Big Questions of Global Warming.
Disinformation and Medical Metaphors for Climate Change.
Our Global Warming Game of Chicken.


A new National Academies of Science report identifies the need to accurately estimate greenhouse gas emissions, monitor their changes over time, and verify them with independent data.


CoolConnections is a source of information and a forum for discussion on integrated transportation and land use strategies that deliver sustainability of climate, energy and public health.


The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has updated the economic analysis of the AB 32 Scoping Plan. The analysis estimates the state-level economic effects of implementing the Scoping Plan measures.


Past presentations of the Air Resources Board "Chair's Air Pollution Seminar Series" are online. They include talks by leading scientists focusing on the health impacts of air pollution, personal exposure, emission sources, atmospheric formation, innovative control technologies, and global warming.

 
Water
 
The April issue of National Geographic is focused entirely on water. Titled "Water Our Thirsty World," this special issue includes an article called " California's Pipe Dream - a heroic system of dams, pumps and canals can't stave off a water crisis."


A Los Angeles Times interview with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on March 22, 2010, gives insight into the current administration's view on climate change and California's water supplies.


The National Academies of Science has released its report on the "scientific evaluation of two biological opinions issued . . . in 2008 and 2009 that require "actions to reduce adverse effects of water diversions on delta smelt, Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, and green sturgeon, such as restricting water diversions during certain periods."

 
Energy/Sustainability
 
On May 4 at 9 a.m., the State Water Resources Control Board will hold a public meeting to consider adopting a policy on the use of ocean water for power plant cooling. The meeting will be held at Cal/EPA headquarters in Sacramento.

Ecosystems is the latest experience at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The exhibits help visitors explore some of Earth's most dramatic ecosystems, from arid deserts to enchanted kelp forests; from the ocean floor to the skies high above Los Angeles.

 
Transportation
 
Reports and background on Destination Lindbergh, the multi-agency task force that examined the future of Lindbergh Field, can now be found on the airport's new web site.


Initial work is underway on the development of the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) that will lead to the adoption of an updated RTP in July 2011. There are several new components in this RTP update including compliance with Senate Bill 375 (SB 375).


To determine if truckers are complying with clean truck programs, some southern California ports are using data from radio frequency identification devices (RFIDs) on trucks.

 
Border
 
April 14, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the San Diego-Tijuana Air Quality Task Force, Holiday Inn in National City. This is a U.S. EPA Border 2012 Environmental Program. Contact the Air Quality Task Force.


If you have an interest in U.S.-Mexico border environmental waste issues, become a Facebook fan of the U.S.-Mexico Border Waste Forum.

 

 



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