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Entries from August 2015

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics re #Climate financing in @WashTimes

August 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics re #Climate financing in @WashTimes

When it comes to the use (and, more appropriately, misuse) of analysis, perhaps the most powerful phrase is “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damn lies, and statistics“. a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments Today’s Washington Times provides an excellent example of this (ab)use of […]

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Tags: business practice · climate change · global warming deniers · journalism · media

CCR not CCS

August 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Holy Grail for many for of climate-mitigation efforts is “carbon capture and sequestration” or CCS.  This offers a ‘have your cake and eat it too’ vision related to fossil fuel use. In short, rather than eliminating the burning of fossil fuels (mainly coal here), lets figure out how to capture carbon dioxide (in the […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · climate change