Ending Blog

Ending Blog

After twelve years and 1,670 articles I find it necessary to end my blog.

This is to thank all of you for reading my articles and for your support.

I have enjoyed your comments, both favorable and unfavorable, and appreciate the time you have taken to express your views. 

You know of my concerns for our country and I hope Americans will realize the importance of our constitution, as it stands between us and tyranny.

Any effort to delegitimatize any of our three branches of government undermines the constitution and puts our freedom at risk.

Our current administration, and much of the bureaucracy, are Balkanizing our population into groups and subgroups, each with a grievance against another group or subgroup.

This only creates divisiveness and undermines the legitimacy of our government.

It weakens our country which faces real threats from foreign enemies. 

When Ben Franklin was asked what type of government we had just formed, he said, “A Republic, If you can keep it.”

It’s not a Democracy, because our founding fathers knew that Democracies always fail.

Now we are at risk of losing our Republic, and if we lose it we will likely also lose our ability to keep our foreign enemies at bay.

Thank you for reading my articles over these past dozen years.


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42 Replies to “Ending Blog”

  1. Donn, you are a true patriot and a true scientist. You blog as been a ray of truth and information for me. Your books have been an essential element in my energy and climate education.

    May God bless you and your family.

  2. Nooooooo! Donn, it’s been educational and so useful to follow your arguments and supporting data. I will miss your efforts. And, I appreciate all the time you spent asking the right questions. Thank you.

  3. Donn
    That you for sharing all your knowledge with us. You are a true inspiration.

  4. Donn,

    Thanks for your many valuable essays, including this final one.

    I wish you the best going forward and hope that ddears.com will be available in the future.

    John Shanahan
    website: allaboutenergy.net

  5. Have always appreciated your insight and clarity of thought, Mr. Dears. Thank you for making the effort to educate and guide we non-scientists by providing the facts. Your voice in the face of so much ignorance and misinformation will be greatly missed.

  6. I’m sorry to see you go, I hope all is ok with you, and yours. Your posts are part of the ammunition I use against the Brain Dead Supporters Of Renewables. Best Wishes

  7. Donn,

    Thanks for all the insightful articles over the years. Over the last 11 years you have helped me understand how the use of LOCE can be misleading. I thought of your earlier posts on the subject when I saw this posted this morning-

    “ LCOE has been useful for a time, but it was never intended to deal with intermittent energy sources.”…

    Dollars, Sense, and Kilowatt-Hours | The Breakthrough Institute

    You’re cutting to the chase of an argument will be missed.

  8. Thanks for so many concise, consistently good articles from an engineering point of view. I hope the archives remain for a while, as these articles are good one year later, and five years later.
    I know you are not taking requests … but how about a list of your favorite two dozen articles (titles and links) as a going away gift .. and give us some time to read them!

    I recommend 20 climate and energy articles every day on my blog. Some days 20 good articles are hard to find. Older articles from here would fill in the gaps, even if I already recommended them once when they were published.

    I’ve been using old articles from a climate website that stopped adding new articles in 2020 for that purpose. Their articles from the past are still excellent. That website is primarily on CO2 enrichment and plant growth, not energy.

    • Thanks for your comments.
      I appreciate your interest in having some articles republished in groups.
      My website will be taken down next week and the published articles will go with it.
      I have all my articles on my computer, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to do what you suggest, though it’s a great idea.

  9. Dear Donn: I’ve appreciated your website and books. I know that you have been battling cancer, which is a huge challenge. Based on your previous response, I note with regret that you will be shutting down https://ddears.com very soon. Any chance I could send you some funds to keep it open a bit longer?

    • No. But thanks. It’s not a matter of money. I just can’t handle the workload.
      I’m in the final stages of mesothelioma and it’s hard to breath and do much of anything.
      I just need to close up shop.
      I appreciate the thought behind your offer.

      • I’m saddened to learn of your mesothelioma. I understand it is quite painful. I constructed a pair of Google queries.
        “nuclear power” site: ddears.com and

        “Diablo Canyon” site: ddears.com

        I’m in the process of archiving the informative results. I’m archiving both your articles and the comments. Is there any mechanism by which I could obtain a complete set of your articles and responses so they could be accessible to energy researchers in the future?

        • My son will have all my articles, but I don’t know how to retain comments once the website is shut down.
          The articles aren’t grouped by topic so, as a group, they are hard to work with.
          I’ll discuss with hime what he might be able to do.
          I greatly appreciate your interest.

          • One of my fellow nuclear power advocates says, “It is possible to export an entire website and all of its documents fairly easily using a WordPress Expert/Import plugin, if his site uses WordPress, which it might. They could then be much more easily archived, searched and reused.Then he could shut down his hosting but not lose anything.” However, I do not see an indication that your website is on WordPress.

  10. Donn

    My sympathy. I hope you’re as comfortable and happy as it’s possible to be.

    Thanks for all your articles. It’s a pleasure to see some good sense.

  11. Dear Donn. So sorry to hear of your battle with cancer. You have been a strong voice of truth. Something that is sadly missing in todays world.
    God’s blessings on you and your family.

    Tom Sieswerda

  12. Dear Donn: I learned how to archive your complete web page in a few minutes, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
    From Google,
    How can I save a whole web page?
    You must be online to save a page.
    On your computer, open Chrome.
    Go to a page you want to save.
    At the top right, click More More Tools. Save page as.
    Choose where you want to save the page on your computer.
    Click Save.

  13. Donn,
    It was great to read information put together by an actual power systems engineer. Always refreshing and insightful. You’re irreplaceable and you will be missed! Best wishes from one of your Villages fans.