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Asst Prof @HarrisburgU studying sustainable energy development and climate policy around the world. Editor @elementascience, Former @Stanford, @Princeton grad.

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Joined Twitter 9/21/14


@TricksyRaccoon The red one? I'm not sure what you mean.Today, I ate an apple. Not in a pie. Not in a cake. Not in juice. Just the fruit, like a monster. @noahqk You should lead the association of cool economists, like USAEE but now USACE. @CostaSamaras It's probably one of those legacy things. I remember attending an 'entering the academic job market'… https://t.co/qjXntaprZgJust as we suspected, academia is an insular elite club. Academic nepotism is pervasive. If you don't connect with… https://t.co/2Rb81slHNy
Retweeted by Arvind P. Ravikumar @DrRachaelF Oh wow, has there been any discussions of changing this practice? I am also concerned about what it d… https://t.co/nrK9nx4cfsIf your department is hiring, please do NOT ask for letters before you make the initial short-list. You are wasting… https://t.co/u7N8TjGeiwI’ve learned so much about qualitative research since joining @NatureClimate & @NatureEnergyJnl, & am excited that… https://t.co/JMPfipHb91
Retweeted by Arvind P. Ravikumar @conorduffy_7 @DinaPomeranz This land is our land: An immigrant’s manifesto by Suketu Mehta. @DinaPomeranz I read an interesting book recently that argued immigration as reparations to former colonies. I thou… https://t.co/JASAtu5NrG @nuclearkatie omg ORD is the worst because they make you run a half-marathon between connecting flights & the incoming one is *always* late. @daveregrets (yes, sorry, this is what I meant to refer to).My new book "Water Politics: Governance, Justice & the Right to Water" w/ Alex Loftus is out! Please share this new… https://t.co/iuHbsevOSL
Retweeted by Arvind P. Ravikumar @daveregrets I was hoping you'd say this because I remember following the votes on AB 617 & SB 32 late at night and… https://t.co/MF9bD2hZI8
11/16
2019
#ProfLife Grad student (GS): Here are some results. Me: These are great! For your talk, you should split these fig… https://t.co/dpzcF1agZcAnd this isn't to disparage the piece - as we have come to expect from NYT climate desk, it is really well done.… https://t.co/FPrXgK7vkAYou know what? I'll say it. Every single 'expert' quote in this piece is a white dude. On a topic where you don't… https://t.co/oUoEWVeBsyE3 is hiring! https://t.co/zk0EYJoXGc Apply to join us if you are passionate about energy and climate issues, enjo… https://t.co/9NulMWQHn1
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11/15
2019
@RustBeltEcology @theAGU @ESA_org Oh wow. That’s very interesting. Is it because people think there’s not much to d… https://t.co/y0yPYv0Zp7 @PeONor @heydebigale Romans didn’t know about 0. So, after 1 BC we got 1 AD, making it incredibly annoying for all… https://t.co/rvo07oBiDA @heydebigale You’re right about the pedantic nature of this tweet. But to be fair, on scientific coding as well, AD… https://t.co/xglXPx02hp @heydebigale Well, technically...Everyone: talking about their achievements because of the ‘one MONTH for decade to end’ meme. Me: Technically, th… https://t.co/cNsyTxOKG4 @kcoplan @theAGU Moscone center in SF, where AGU is held, is not even in the top 10 by size. Better (and cheaper)… https://t.co/laA7hcudtUTrying to book hotels for @theAGU not sure whether to laugh or cry at the casual $400+/night hotels. It’s a bit ma… https://t.co/yPquo4aRO9I understand need to analyze net-zero emissions reduction pathways through 2050. But there's no way any model can… https://t.co/2afFdEhmxkCount me among the millions who are *not* fond of @Amtrak's changes to the dining experience. Part of the charm i… https://t.co/Q4WRKcq39t
11/14
2019
See also: https://t.co/xuWkYpxuYJ @croselund It looked difficult to put 3 car seats on the back seat of many sedans. I don't have kids so I'm not sur… https://t.co/4rKXNIId5L @solar_chase @croselund Fair, but my experience is mostly limited to the US (excluding places where people don't dr… https://t.co/PiLjUuQJuW @croselund What about people with 2-3 kids who have to be taken to school/activities, etc.? It's really hard in sedans. @kmac Yeah, a lot of families with 2-3 kids need larger vehicles for commute/school etc.I could judge people for driving gas guzzling SUVs as much as I get judged for flying. But, we all have personal p… https://t.co/qv5EyoKhCFSo many weird errors in that tweet. 😱😱 @AdamForte83 Also, don’t have it in freaking San Francisco where hotels are insanely expensive.This is spot on! 80% reduction in air pollution in under a decade is a monumental difference task! In a place lik… https://t.co/rXnXO4neY2
11/13
2019
Academic version: When faculty say in public gatherings that department staff are their real bosses. *me in my he… https://t.co/Kl7VlMGiEX
11/12
2019
@jmorenocruz @GhoshArunabha @CEEWIndia LOL80% reduction in air pollution in 80 cities by India's 80th independence day (2027)! A winning proposal from… https://t.co/576Gx7RVI4 @jgkoomey @DrJaneFlegal Thanks, Jon. This is very useful that I would not have found otherwise. Will read (more lik… https://t.co/ZCgooGp7AX @RichardMeyerDC @DrJaneFlegal Oh sure, I wasn't suggesting impacts on the grid are insignificant. But there are man… https://t.co/JT8ZL2HW8p @DrJaneFlegal I'm excited about this because we're not looking too closely at load profiles or whether electricity… https://t.co/gTjSKkHzAJ @DrJaneFlegal 🙋‍♂️omg one of my students is starting a project on this looking at specific cities (so we can have i… https://t.co/CF5pOQZhGy
11/11
2019
@duncan__c @jgkoomey I'm so NOT an expert on these - I was just providing plausible reasons. The question here is… https://t.co/17bGNFOTq4 @jgkoomey @duncan__c One reason could be that having private insurance provides incentives for some to attempt to c… https://t.co/DEYDEasrI6
11/10
2019
@timechols @Amtrak Yes! And my one complaint is that service can be improved significantly without spending a lot o… https://t.co/xOfj7SamBtAmtrak had another record year in ridership & revenue. Over the past year, I've traveled on @Amtrak almost as many… https://t.co/HLuAxkpDj9 @KenCaldeira @theAGU Good question. I am not aware, but in general, it would be easier if conferences are held in t… https://t.co/s4yHcvhxRg @eroston Lend me your ears: Great speeches in history by William Safire. I still re-read many of the iconic speeche… https://t.co/yDJ6MF8U4YDoes the @theAGU track visa denials for scholars from developing countries who have accepted talks or posters? For… https://t.co/Wp0kS1nVymThis is extremely unfair to students! MIT must do better! No student should ever be required pay out of their pock… https://t.co/yI98zQe4zI @subu_caps @vfmcneill @ShayakSengupta @amrit_sharma I like the karela sambar too, but I pick out all the karela bef… https://t.co/sHFE2P6mjC81 years ago tonight, my grandfather was arrested by the Nazis for the crime of being a Jew. My Dad, 12 yrs old, sp… https://t.co/wnNel6n0uY
Retweeted by Arvind P. Ravikumar @ShayakSengupta @subu_caps @vfmcneill @amrit_sharma Same. The only exception is if they're deep fried as chips. @jtemple @JigarShahDC @JesseJenkins Trigger Warnings please.
11/9
2019
I mostly agree with this but sometimes other scholars seem to have too much free time on their hands. As a genera… https://t.co/la8fufU0BC @Noahpinion Oh man, you have no idea how many racist and xenophobic messages I got for sharing your article that I had to delete it. @jtemple Lol. What about calling linear regressions machine learning? @NiranjanAjit Fair question, and from my perspective, this is becoming less of an issue. There are now many scienti… https://t.co/BxCKaTZHJe @seeoh2 Depends on who you define as experts. A lot of scientists who work on the policy interface do really good w… https://t.co/CW6RflKlrHThe NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is seeking applications for 2020. This program, sp… https://t.co/qBYtSGgsYV
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11/8
2019
@dillonliam Thank you for this very exciting live coverage.Omg, this is HUGE win for California and #ClimateAction. At stake were two competing visions of future urban deve… https://t.co/qemqhHP1qX @Prof_FSultana Actually no. I only found out about it like an hour ago. This was completely unrelated. omg. @CostaSamaras @eroston I LOLed in the quiet car and people are now staring at me. Totally worth it.This is no kidding probably why the public unfortunately heard the best thing they could do for climate was “recycl… https://t.co/63iGnqHQxi
Retweeted by Arvind P. Ravikumar @timothyjwyant @gorgepulse This is exactly right. @lekha_sridhar Exactly - the argument doesn't even apply to many developing countries. @CostaSamaras https://t.co/lGaYN2MtbS @CostaSamaras Thanks, Costa! You're too kind! @KirpaRamBHU I disagree with the second half - I think good science can stand on its own. It doesn't need policy re… https://t.co/rbDiT3Ni3XImportant observation as climate scientists are often asked to opine on clean energy transitions or climate politic… https://t.co/vIAtBFV9Bo
Retweeted by Arvind P. Ravikumar @adamyeeles Oh absolutely. I wasn't blaming anyone but suggesting that climate policy and climate science are very… https://t.co/fH8ezkbnQdI'm going to take a twitter break because I'm trying to get two papers out by Dec 31 and teach and write something… https://t.co/xCVEWoGEsr
Retweeted by Arvind P. Ravikumar @DrKateMarvel Completely unrelated but I loved how you handled those policy-adjacent questions in the recent podcast episode. @DrJaneFlegal @annamariahubert This also seems to be changing because places like New Zealand and India have recent… https://t.co/CwVFOyrX6d @waiterich @JosephMajkut I think goals like gender equity should be advanced because of their inherent moral force… https://t.co/j3yVpJHy9E @DagomarDegroot That is so true. Even some funding agencies push for policy impact statements on project proposals… https://t.co/jwUaxf73GKFinally, and this pisses me off the most, it is nobody's business to tell women if or when to have kids. That's wh… https://t.co/Ro5j78cQb3For those who want delve deeper into the history of population control, I *very* highly recommend Betsy Hartmann's… https://t.co/WH2mvbhgVGEducating women & girls, providing reproductive health services, or workforce development are all important goals t… https://t.co/ohekeacXk8And saying population should be reduced when referring to the developing world has a long history in racism, eugeni… https://t.co/osE09BDfJOPopulation growth in developed countries is below what's need to maintain a steady population. So, when you're ref… https://t.co/NX0uIAes9VI keep getting hate mails, so let me explain. In any context, using "population control" or "population reduction"… https://t.co/QUH7yvNGcNA bit of nuance: Not a lot of scientists do this unprompted, but media often asks policy questions to non-policy ex… https://t.co/79YSP7LwGsAs always, @DrKateMarvel is so good at framing issues in a way that's effective and memorable. https://t.co/Mi8MBslfN6Asking climate scientists about climate policy is like asking a plumber to build a house. You definitely need them… https://t.co/XAN1hBwI5X
Retweeted by Arvind P. Ravikumar @DrKateMarvel omg, I just said something very similar based on recent events. https://t.co/UfAmQVnjJ1You know what frustrates me? Folks who work on climate science making sweeping policy suggestions/statements as if… https://t.co/n8VzkF799y
11/7
2019
“A bunch of white people in the developed world saying population should be reduced is the definition of an imperia… https://t.co/q1Z6B5JhUr
Retweeted by Arvind P. Ravikumar @JesseJenkins @CostaSamaras Fair warning: Cops give out tickets for jay walking in Princeton fairly regularly (esp.… https://t.co/PYs6uhgkPfI'm now a blurb! Anyway, we're starting the second round of field trials for new #methane technologies - this time,… https://t.co/q64v5fZ7LLBuilding on the success of #AMFC2019 Spring campaign, we're excited to be returning to Rocky Mountain House this Fa… https://t.co/6cdb46isd0
Retweeted by Arvind P. RavikumarI'm raising money for the Citrus County Public Library so they can buy digital subscriptions to the NYT (and other… https://t.co/NCDYumpnsB
Retweeted by Arvind P. RavikumarThank you all for your thoughtful words - I've been reading them and really overwhelmed by your kindness and compassion.
11/6
2019
My grandfather, who was 91, passed away yesterday. He and grandma were my baby sitters for most of my childhood. T… https://t.co/8aLbxCrVZg @umairfan That's not what they said. And a bunch of white people in the developed world saying population should be… https://t.co/mw5ZlZKsks @umairfan The authors literally say population should ideally be reduced. I don't know what they were thinking but… https://t.co/3ytSd7SLp4I get that you're trying to be funny here but this is not true. Sure there is tons to be done but California has ma… https://t.co/pp4bdth5rO
Retweeted by Arvind P. Ravikumar @niais One of the things that amazed me recently was that the Acela is so much more quieter than regular Amtrak tra… https://t.co/U7JfvI9ig5
11/5
2019

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