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Entries from September 2010

Facebook … unFriend unfriendly Coal

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Facebook … unFriend unfriendly Coal

We all have choices to make in life, some easier than others. Perhaps to basic MBA penny-pinching, earning dollars off others’ lungs through ignoring coal pollution’s externalities, or a Corporate culture that remains ignorant of social costs, one of the most popular websites in the globe made the choice to poison all 500,000,000 of its […]

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Tags: coal · Energy

Energy COOL: Progressive Auto Prize

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Energy COOL: Progressive Auto Prize

As I write this, the count-down is on for the Progressive Automotive X-Prize winners announcement, which will start in just a few minutes. (live video) I had been planning, with the award announcement, to take the time to do a post on this prize, the process, and the winners. In short, this Prize (with 12 […]

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Tags: automobiles · Energy · politics

Alaska’s Craziest Catch to America’s Craziest Catches?

September 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Alaska’s Senatorial showdown this November is between a Democratic candidate (Scott McAdams) who might have starred on TV’s Deadliest Catch if it had been around during McAdams’ fisherman days and a Republican candidate, Joe Miller, whose out-of-touch with reality views and out-of-whack with voters policy constructs have led some to deem him America’s Craziest Catch. […]

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Tags: climate delayers · climate zombies · Energy · global warming deniers · political symbols · politics · republican party

Anti-Science SyndromE Sufferers threaten lives

September 14th, 2010 · 60 Comments

Whether it is Corporatist manipulation to undermine science (tobacco, chemicals) or bizarre conspiracy theory paths (AIDS is caused by West and isn’t related to sex) or overwrought Luddite parents (vaccinations), a simple truth: Anti-Science SyndromE Sufferers threaten lives. In early 2009, Joe Romm laid out the preliminary diagnostician’s tool for anti-science syndrome .  As he […]

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · Energy

Stupid Goes Viral: Deep in the Heart of Climate Zombieland

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Stupid Goes Viral: Deep in the Heart of Climate Zombieland

R L Miller comes to the table with thoughtful, informed, insightful, and passionate writing. This guest post is the second (here is the first and here the second) of RL Miller’s highlighting the anti-science syndrome suffering hatred of a livable economic system that is prevalent in the new wave of Republican candidates for Congress. An […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · environmental · global warming deniers

Just as EPA doesn’t like getting dumped on, neither do West Virginians …

September 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Earlier today, Rainforest Action Network (RAN)paid a visit to EPA headquarters in Washington, DC, and brought along a gift: a truckload of Appalachian dirt and rubble .  As per the photo, the message was simple: EPA: don’t let King Coal dump on Appalachia. This, of course, is referring to the damage in the ongoing War […]

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Tags: coal

Nissan’s aggressive Leaf campaign sets an example

September 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Last evening, my better 95+% was flipping through the channels and received the rare: stop, go back to that. What was that? A Nissan “innovation” advertisement in which the Nissan Leaf played a prominent roll, “if you never needed to buy another gallon of gas …” Watching this well-done advertisement made me think of Who […]

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Tags: advertising · automobiles · clean emissions · climate change · environmental · Global Warming · political symbols

The Republican Migration from Peacock to Zombie

September 13th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Sadly, with each day, Republican Anti-Science Syndrome suffering is becoming ever more pronounced. While the attacks on science, scientific institutions, and scientific authority go well beyond this, Republican politicians are increasingly divorced from scientific institutions and knowledge in the realm of climate science. There are, it seems, too basic groupings to consider: Climate Zombies and […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · republican party

Unpublished letters: Wrong facts supporting wrong conclusions

September 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Unpublished letters: Wrong facts supporting wrong conclusions

WarrenS has taken on an admirable resolution: to send a letter to the editor (LTE) (or, well, a major politician) every single day, on the critical issues of climate change and energy. This discusses his approach and here is an amusing ‘template’ to for rapid letter writing. Now, I have always written letters and even […]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · environmental · unpublished letters

Does HOA stand for Hatred of America?

September 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Does HOA stand for Hatred of America?

The United States faces many challenges in setting a path forward to a prosperous and sustainable future.  Among the most intractable are semi-hidden rule sets that inhibit people and institutions from making the Energy Smart choice.  To be able to move forward to a lower-polluting, healthier, sustainable, and more prosperous path, those Energy Smart choices […]

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Tags: energy smart · environmental