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Unpublished Letters: Solution to Ukraine isn’t “Drill, Baby, Drill” to “Pollute, Baby, Pollute”

March 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

WarrenS has taken on an admirable resolution: to send a letter to the editor (LTE) (or, well, a major politician) every single day, on the critical issues of climate change and energy. This discusses his approach and here is an amusing ‘template’ to for rapid letter writing.
Now, I have always written letters and even had many published [...]

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Tags: Energy · Washington Post · unpublished letters

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

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 political [...]

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

A Tale of Two Articles

November 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Two recent major Washington Post articles about urban planning and preparing for ‘Sandy-like’ events provided radically different views of the 21st century.

While both 4 November’s “In a perfect storm” (Metro front page) and 5 November’s “In coast communities” (front page) highlighted the challenges for urban planners and politicians in expending (quite significant) resources to reduce the [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · Washington Post · climate change · journalism · unpublished letters

Cherry Blossoms: Another Global Warming Canary …

March 15th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Amid all the screaming signs about Global Warming’s increasingly serious impact on the world around us and on human civilizations future prospects, the ‘luxury’ symbolic canaries in the coal mine always create mixed emotions.  Global Warming’s threat to  skiing (and declining viable Winter Olympics locations), and to wine making and bourbon and beer and chocolate  and  maple syrup and [...]

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Tags: Washington Post · climate change · environmental · journalism · science

Is corrected online graphic enough? WashPost Cost-to-Buy vs Cost-to-Own fail

March 11th, 2012 · No Comments

On Friday, 9 March 2012, The Washington Post front page had a prominent article laying out a case for ridiculing the Department of Energy for awarding an “affordability prize” to a $50 light bulb. The article laid out how the bulb was so expensive to purchase and discussed how that purchase price would deter people [...]

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Tags: Energy · Washington Post · energy efficiency · journalism · lighting

Where’s the front-page correction? WashPost Fails Math, Fails Ethics, Fails Readers

March 10th, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Washington Post’s front page, 9 March 2012, featured an article entitled “Affordability award goes to $50 light bulb” (and the online title: Government-subsidized green light bulb carries costly price tag). Reading like a partisan hit job against the Department of Energy’s efforts to use ‘prizes’ to foster technological innovation into the market place, this [...]

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Tags: Energy · LED · Post Watch · Washington Post · electricity · incandescent lighting · lighting

WashPost Truthiness-laden Campaign Against EVs Continues

March 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Washington Post editorial board has waged a campaign against electrification of the nation’s transportation system (especially cars), often using true facts in a fashion that creates untruthful truthiness. Today’s Charles Lane OPED celebrating a temporary closure of the Chevy Volt line provides multiple examples of truthiness-laden editoralizing.
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Tags: Energy · PHEV · Washington Post · analysis · economics · truthiness

Post Watch: Encouraging Addiction(s)

January 19th, 2012 · No Comments

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Tags: Energy · Post Watch · Washington Post

Unpublished Letters: Fact Checker’s Partial Facts On Pipeline Employment Implications

December 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

WarrenS has taken on an admirable resolution: to send a letter to the editor (LTE) (or, well, a major politician) every single day, on the critical issues of climate change and energy. This discusses his approach and here is an amusing ‘template’ to for rapid letter writing.
Now, I have always written letters and even had [...]

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Tags: Energy · Post Watch · Washington Post · media · unpublished letters