Thursday, December 22, 2016

Director of Office of Management and Budget

As of Dec. 20, 2016, Mick Mulvaney is President-Elect Trump's choice for Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. The Management side of the OMB is concisely stated on its website:

OMB oversees agency management of programs and resources to achieve legislative goals and Administration policy. (

Their website has a much longer, but thorough description of the Budget by policy objectives. These objectives range from creating a climate-smart economy, protecting and increasing water supply, crop insurance, preserving and protecting public lands and oceans, revitalizing manufacturing, biomedical research, civil space, agriculture,  education, protecting workers, tax reform, health and safety, justice system, immigration, border security, terrorism, Russian aggression, humanitarian needs.... (

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CO2 in the Air and Oceans

At Skeptical Science we started some general posts based on questions from readers. I think it's a good service. Someone asks a reasonable and thoughtful question and gets a custom essay which may include illustrations. Or first in a series is here:
(I put a diagram and an animation in this post illustrating long term storage of CO2 in the oceans.)