December 31, 2019

In this blog, I would like to share a testimony that I gave at a public hearing in New Paltz on 2-28-2019 concerning the NY Climate and Community Protection Act.  It has since been rebranded as  the Climate Leadership And Community Protection Act. Here is the testimony:


I am Samrat Pathania, a US Citizen and resident of New Paltz. I have been living in my adopted country for over 13 years. I teach mathematics and physics for a living. I am not here to repeat the horrors predicted in IPCC’s special report from October last year. Nor will I talk about the dire warnings in the  Fourth National Climate Assessment released right after last Thanksgiving. These resources all exist online for your perusal.  I am also not here to list the specifics of the ramifications of the climate crisis on our communiti...

December 9, 2019

Some topics are worth writing about because there may not be an article out there on the internet that presents relevant facts in a manner that one wishes for. However, some articles do their job brilliantly and can be shared without the need for any addendums. So here is one that I recommend everyone interested in the debates around EVs read.

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/dan-west/oil-industry-cons-about-ev-tax-credit