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Entries from February 2008

A Black Hole of Denial?

February 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Black Hole of Denial?

Black holes collapse on themselves, with a such a density that they change the path of light with no light escaping them.  In coming days, the Global Warming disinformation organization, the Heartland Institute (“the leading propaganda mill sowing confusion about climate science“), will convene a Global Warming skeptic/delayer/denier coven with the 2008 International Conference on Climate […]

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Tags: environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · Heartland · skeptic

Geoengineering: basic principles, some thoughts, some questions

February 28th, 2008 · 15 Comments

In the face of the potential for catastrophic climate change and global warming, “geo-engineering” is an arena getting a little attention and some press, such as W Broad, NYT Times Geoengineering is the deliberate modification of Earth’s environment on a large scale “to suit human needs and promote habitability”. One can argue that all efforts […]

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Tags: agriculture · Global Warming · wind power

Eliminating coal from the electricity equation …

February 28th, 2008 · 7 Comments

This diary will be a relative short and sweet one. For once, no links. Apologies, no photographs. Just a very simply outline of how the United States could, without Heruclean efforts, eliminate coal-fired electricity from the electrical system by 2030. And, do so while improving the economy.

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Tags: coal · electricity · Energy · environmental · Global Warming

Harry & Louising Global Warming Legislation

February 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

To be clear, the Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act (mischaracterized as the American Climate Security Act) is inadequate and bad legislation.  It violates basic principles for Global Warming legislation. (For example, it does not meet scientific minimums for giving a 50% chance of avoiding catastrophic climate change.)  And, the Coal-Subsidy Act is a corporate giveaway of resources (such as the […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner

GM’s Lutz: Still a Putz on Global Warming

February 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

General Motors’ Vice-Chairman Bob Lutz is a bit perturbed about how the blogosphere called him out for calling Global Warming a “total crock of s–t” in a meeting with reporters.  In a post entitled Talk about a Crock, Lutz takes on those who had the audacity to criticize him for his idiocy and calls on […]

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Tags: automobiles · Global Warming · global warming deniers · skeptic

GM’s Lutz: Global Warming “total crock of S–t!”

February 17th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Should anyone wonder why General Motors is in such trouble? When a senior leader (Bob Lutz, Vice Chairman) states that Global Warming is a “total crock of S–t,” might GM shareholders wonder what his core intellectual capacity is? Really, should a Corporate leader be spouting off on the record like that? If he is so […]

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Tags: automobiles · Global Warming · global warming deniers · PHEV

Fix or Ditch Lieberman-Warner: Reason 327: It’s smart politics!

February 16th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Barbara Boxer has been a real leader on Global Warming issues in the US Senate. A leader who suffered for far too long under the ‘tutelage’ of Senator James Inhofe (R-Exxon).  Sadly, for whichever set of reasons, Senator Boxer has being working hard to corral votes in support of the fatally flawed Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act […]

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Tags: Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics

Global Warming Legislation: What matters?

February 14th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Energy and Global Warming are complex, multifaceted, deep subjects. They are beyond the ability of any single person to totally master. And, a great challenge to those focused on them is seeking how to communicate, in a meaningful way, to those who don’t have the ability to dedicate huge chunks of time to learning about […]

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Tags: cap and trade · climate change · Congress · emissions · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics

Politico covers blogs and Lieberman-Warner

February 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Politico covers blogs and Lieberman-Warner

The Politico has a front-page article today entitled Friends of the Earth Kicks Up Dirt.  This article covers FoE ad buy (Fix-or-Ditch the Lieberman-Warner Global Warming Bill) in the blogosphere about the Lieberman-Warner Coal-Subsidy Act and the ads’ impact.  The impact seems strong. Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas Zuniga says he wouldn’t have known about the bill […]

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Tags: Congress · environmental · Global Warming · lieberman-warner · politics

Inject Science Into Presidential Campaign!

February 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The call for a Science Debate, as part of the Presidential election cycle, is moving from random electrons to substance with each passing day.  A date has been set:  18 April, four days before the Pennsylvania primary. A venue has been set:  the Franklin Institute, outside Philadelphia. And, while invitations have been sent, the attendees […]

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