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Entries from February 2017

Government’s helping hand fostering 21st energy opportunities

February 28th, 2017 · No Comments

Government programs impact people’s lives in uncountable ways. These range from those most highly visible firemen on the streets to the semi-hidden code developments that lower year after year the risks of fire in our homes. The extent to which government programs have enabled American prosperity — whether standards or legal system or technological development […]

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From Dark Ages to 21st Century, from CPAC to @ARPAE

February 27th, 2017 · No Comments

This morning, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPAE) Energy Innovations Summit will begin. This annual three-day event brings together many of the world’s leading thinkers, scientists, tinkerers, business-process gurus when it comes to leap-frogging the United States (and the world) into a new (cleaner, efficient, effective, less expensive, …) energy future.  Not unreasonably, the conference […]

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Oklahoma desperately needs @JimInhofe’s snowballs

February 14th, 2017 · Comments Off on Oklahoma desperately needs @JimInhofe’s snowballs

From Donald Trump to Sean Hannity to Harold Hamm to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Exxon), one of the favorite global warming science denial idiocies is “Ha … if there’s so much warming, why’s there snow outside.”  Jim Inhofe famously had his grandchildren make an igloo mocking Al Gore and more famously wanted to start a snowball […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · James Inhofe

#Science denial/confusion in the classroom: Sadly, not just a US problem.

February 9th, 2017 · Comments Off on #Science denial/confusion in the classroom: Sadly, not just a US problem.

Just as occurred (and, sigh, still occurs) with the tobacco industry, a key target of fossil fuel promoters is to sow confusion about the science related to fossil fuel pollution impacts (from climate change to mercury poisoning to …), the strength of the scientific consensus, and about the work of scientists (as individuals and as […]

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Tags: climate change · Education · science

#ClimateHawk @RepMcEachin: @GOP to “wage war on #Environment”

February 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on #ClimateHawk @RepMcEachin: @GOP to “wage war on #Environment”

Amid the (mounting) fears that @RealDonaldTrump has utter contempt for the Constitution and is intent on a drive toward an authoritarian Kakistocracy*, powerful voices are emerging. Below is a portion of an interview with one of these, Rep. Donald McEachin, VA-04, who was elected to the House of Representatives last November.  The more I get exposed to […]

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