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Reasons to apply a skeptical mindset to claims of disaster due to @EPA regulation …

June 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

With today’s roll-out of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance for reducing coal-fired electricity plants carbon emissions, industry interests have been pressuring hard with efforts to undermine public support for EPA action.
Before heading further and in line with the Debunking Handbook, let us start with some basic truths about investing in climate mitigation.

Climate mitigation investments will have [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · Obama Administration · analysis · carbon dioxide · climate change · coal · environmental · government energy policy

Buried in @WhiteHouse staff report: Energy Information Administration planning for a 6C future

June 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments

The White House release a report yesterday heralding the All of the Above energy policy.  Entitled “The All-Of-The-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth,” the document seeks to bask in expanded US oil and natural gas production while asserting that policies for energy efficiency and renewable energy are setting the stage for [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · Obama Administration · climate change · energy information administration · environmental

China solves smog problem: See no evil

December 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Yes, it’s true that China’s air pollution can be seen from space (NASA photo).

attribution: NASA Earth Observatory

NASA satellite observes intense air pollution and fog over eastern China on 7 December 2013.

A new study funded by Greenpeace shows that a quarter of a million Chinese people died of air pollution from coal fired power plants in [...]

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Tags: China · environmental · guest post · pollution

“Humanity is altering Earth’s life support system …”

December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

This video — transcript after the fold — calmly reviews with both data visualization and a rather disconcerting calm narration how “humanity is altering Earth’s life support system”.

The clock is ticking …
Note:  For an interesting approach to visualization, see the Carbon Atlas.

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Tags: Global Warming · Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change · catastrophic climate change · climate change · environmental · video

What does serious climate change look like?

November 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Erratic, with this guest post, made me think … Perhaps you will find it interesting as well.  And, well, perhaps you agree with me in hoping that “people” do / that humanity does “survive this bottleneck”.
In Ondaatje’s Running in the Family, the father describes a persistent delusion where his family is surrounded by a cloud of [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · catastrophic climate change · climate change · environmental

Oceans Acidifying at Fastest Rate in 300,000,000 years. Don’t Worry, Be Happy?

September 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

This is a guest post from a scientist who feels like FishOutOfWater when looking at America’s discourse over science issues, most notably climate change …
We may be slipping into one of the greatest mass extinctions in the history of the earth, but just how worried should we be?
The world’s oceans are turning acidic at what’s [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · Washington Post · climate change · environmental · guest post

Framing the Climate Crisis in a Moral Compass

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments

This guest post comes from DWG.
President Obama made a strong call for action on climate change in his inaugural address. As in the past, he described the potential for economic growth in the transition to energy sources with a much smaller carbon footprint. He also framed the issue in moral terms.
“We will respond to the threat [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · climate change · environmental

#ObamaEnv: Steps for Presidential Action in light of Inaugural Address

January 22nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

President Obama’s inaugural address is being accounted for as one of his most progressive statements (certainly to a national audience) as President of the United States. Engaging in ‘climate spotting’, the paragraphs directly discussing Climate Change make it a true centerpiece of this (relatively) short inaugural address.
We, the people, still believe that our obligations [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · Obama Administration · President Barack Obama · climate change · environmental · political symbols

Reclaiming Growth

January 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment

This guest post comes from James Wells.
When you think of “?growth”,? what comes to mind? Progress? Improvement? Prosperity? Is the concept of growth a pleasing one?For many people, it is all those things. But this pleasing image might pose a very serious problem, a mental and emotional obstacle to even considering whether traditional economic growth [...]

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Tags: economics · environmental · environmental economics

“There’s been no warming for X years …”

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments

With 1998 either being the hottest or one of the hottest (dependent on which temperature record set one works with) years in recorded history, a constant refrain has been “there has been no warming since …” (or, for awhile, since 1998 was such a peak (aberration), ‘there has been cooling’).  That number has been extending [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · climate change · climate zombies · environmental · global warming deniers · science