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Entries from December 2012

Stunning Think Progress Climate Silence

December 31st, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Center for American Progress’ Think Progress website is home for one of the strongest and most widely read climate science / clean energy blogs.  Led by Joe Romm, Climate Progress forcefully enters into climate science discussions and provides excellent material about clean energy progress.  For anyone (especially Americans) concerned about fostering the conditions for […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

Fiscal Cliff molehill vs Climate Cliff crevice

December 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Washington Post’s Tom Toles well deserved the Pulitzer Prize that he won 22 years ago. And, since then, Toles has regularly demonstrated why he should be in the running for another one year after year … as per yesterday. As with so many other of his cartoons, Toles demonstrates the power of an excellent […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · political symbols · Post Watch · Washington Post

Not to miss climate change stories / issues / items / events of 2012

December 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment

A seemingly simple question heading to the end of 2012: What were the most notable climate-related stories of the year? A group led by Greg Laden, interested in climate science, put together a list of notable, often, most worrying, climate-related stories of the year, along with a few links that will allow you to explore […]

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Tags: climate change

C4: The explosively dangerous Climate Cliff

December 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments

We all know that C4 is one of the dangerous explosives created by mankind. C4 is also one of the most explosively dangerous risks ever created by humanity: C4 = Catastrophic Climate Chaos Cliff For decades, climate scientists and those concerned about what scientific work is telling us have struggled with the right terms to […]

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Tags: Energy

Energy Smart America — a much-needed (alternative?) future path

December 5th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Imagine this … Twenty minutes into the 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama turns to look to Speaker Boehner. After a long pause, begins to  speak forcefully about the nation’s need to take climate change science seriously. The President tells the American people that he has been meeting with scientists and energy experts […]

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Tags: Energy

Have a bridge for sale? Ukraine is looking: Gov’t falls on NG fraud deal

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Have a bridge for sale? Ukraine is looking: Gov’t falls on NG fraud deal

The guest post comes from By. Jen Alic of at This story screams out ‘Do you want to buy a bridge‘? Certainly the folks at Gazprom are having a good snicker, reveling in the mockery that has been made of what should have been a landmark Ukraine-Spain gas deal that would have loosened Russia’s […]

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Tags: Energy

Climate Mitigation Advocates Systematically Understate Case — yet another example …

December 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Climate Mitigation Advocates Systematically Understate Case — yet another example …

Systematically, for numerous issues, those advocating for action to mitigate our headlong rush over the Catastrophic Climate Chaos Cliff understate the case. The scientific community, notably the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), is ‘conservative’ — taking a very measured (scientific, one might say) approach with use solely of already published peer-reviewed literature which makes […]

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Tags: analysis · Energy

W/Climate Talks underway, reality: developed world’s fossil foolish subsidies >5x climate finance

December 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

As the world’s attention is absolutely not riveted on the international climate change talks underway in Doha, take a look to the right (full size table after the fold) for a simple reality:  the developed world has more than five times the resources going to financially-related dirty energy subsidies than it is spending in climate […]

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Tags: Energy