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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

Steer-ing the climate conversation to sanity re economic analysis

February 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Monday evening, the PBS’ Newshour hosted a segment on climate change issues building on Secretary of State John Kerry’s strong comments over the weekend equating climate change with weapons of mass destruction.
The science of climate change is leaping out at us like a scene from a 3-D movie. …
Terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · Obama Administration · analysis · climate change · economics · government energy policy

Breaking Heartless-news for Valentine’s Day: “Dissuading teachers from teaching science …”

February 15th, 2012 · 20 Comments

An anonymous leaker sent a number of climate-science related bloggers/blog sites a trove of internal documents from libertarian Heartland Institute. While the material points to many nefarious Heartland Institute efforts, such as supporting undermining of Wisconsin’s public education, the most extensive material is about Heartland’s heartless efforts to foster disinformation about climate science, [...]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · 2008 presidential campaign · 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · Abu Dhabi · Congress · Global Warming · advertising · climate change · climate delayers · energy efficiency · environmental · global warming deniers · government energy policy · skeptic

The White House Asks: What should be in the State of the Union address?

January 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The official White House tweeter has asked a pretty good question:
Hi Everyone - I’d love to hear your thoughts on what the President should say in the State of the Union speech later this month
The responses are pounding in fast and furious.
My two thoughts:
SOTU should have full-throated endorsement of #cleanenergyjobs #Vote4Enegy #Energy2012 #green @joncarson44
We [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · climate change · climate zombies · government energy policy

A window for thinking about “the” military and climate change … and the importance of careful discussions

December 6th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Too often, people point to statements and actions by civilian leadership to state “the military” thinks this or that about energy and climate issues. While  the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) spoke of climate change as a national security issue,  the QDR is always a highly political document driven by civilian (political appointee) leadership even with [...]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · Abu Dhabi · advertising · climate change · climate delayers · government energy policy

A “China Syndrome” … in a different twist …

November 10th, 2011 · No Comments

No, not a nuclear meltdown but a different form of nuclear option.
For many, one of the painful elements of European cap and trade along with other arenas enabling and funding carbon offsets is how it creates opportunity for gamemanship that exaggerate positive impacts and wastes resources.
One arena where this has seemed to be [...]

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Tags: 2008 Presidential Election · 2012 Presidential Election · 746 · Global Warming · climate change · energy efficiency · environmental · global warming deniers · government energy policy

The real energy scandal: Is the media missing the energy fraud forest for the Solyndra scandal tree?”

September 15th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This guest post is from Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog. Original article.

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing yesterday on the ongoing and growing scandal in the wake of the bankruptcy of Solyndra Corporation.
Solyndra, a solar panel manufacturer that recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after laying off over 1,000 workers, is facing a barrage [...]

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Tags: Energy · government energy policy · political symbols · politics · renewable energy · republican party

Finding another currency …

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Day in, day out, for two weeks dedicated and impassioned Americans of all creeds, races, (adult) ages, have made a choice that likely would have been thought unthinkable just less then three-years ago when President-Elect Barack Obama stated that climate change mitigation would be the top agenda item for his Administration: they have chosen to [...]

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Tags: 2012 Presidential Election · Energy · climate change · environmental · global warming deniers · government energy policy · politics

Cool shirt … but what is the carbon (and other pollution) footprint?

August 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Climate Reality project is an interesting concept: > a global day-long event looking to the realities of climate science and climate disruptions impacts (existing and forecast), time zone by time zone. While not surprisingly under attack from the global warming denial machine (GWDM), we can expect that Gore and his team will assemble [...]

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Tags: Al Gore · climate change · clothing · government energy policy

Carpe Diem! Killed bin Laden? Now kill oil …

May 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

In the aftermath of 9/11, President George W. Bush had a moment to change history and turn America(ns) toward a more prosperous and secure future. Rather than seizing the day to announce a plan to end America’s oil addiction and ‘turn oil into salt’, President Bush called on Americans to go out and shop [...]

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Tags: Energy · government energy policy · oil · politics