• Black Propaganda

    • Date: 15/04/11

    The BBC has plumbed new depths with its recent reporting on shale gas. Its reporter Richard Black wrote a story about the old Cornell University claim that shale gas production emits more greenhouse-warming gases than coal. I happen to know quite a bit about this study and I know that it is based on very extreme […]

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  • Keep Libel Laws Out Of Climate Science?

    • Date: 14/04/11

    In the past few months, there has been a series of somewhat extraordinary exchanges (by climate standards), between two groups, otherwise hitherto largely insulated from each other. The exchanges have taken place with parts of the so-called ‘online climate change sceptical readership’ in the UK (and others) on one side; and another, well-organized, well-defined and regimented […]

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  • Hippies Cause Global Warming

    • Date: 12/04/11

    People growing marijuana indoors use 1 percent of the U.S. electricity supply, and they create 17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year (not counting the smoke exhaled) according to a report by Evan Mills, an energy analyst at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. After medical pot use was made legal in California in 1996, […]

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  • The BBC And Salami Climatology

    • Date: 10/04/11

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704503104576250822733679638.html “New Warning on Arctic Sea Ice Melt” reads a headline on the BBC website. Ho hum, another global-warming alarm, right? But it turns out it’s even less alarming than you think. The “new warning” is the same as the old warning, only less urgent: Scientists who predicted a few years ago that Arctic summers […]

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  • We Have Barely Scratched The Surface Of Global Hydrocarbon Resources

    • Date: 07/04/11

    The take-home message is that humans have barely scratched the surface of global hydrocarbon resources. By the time they begin to scratch the surface, they should be ready to move on to advanced safe fission and fusion, as well as a number of other energy sources considered impractical at this time The US EIA has […]

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  • Nick Grealy: Bizarre, But In A Good Way

    • Date: 05/04/11

    This story goes against any number of conventional wisdom stories, and also counter to trend elsewhere in Europe.First off the headline: Furious MPs Round on DECC over Shale Gas Not another protect us from controversial fracking and burning tap water story surely? They seemed to like what I, for one, told them for example. No, […]

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  • Obama May Be Ready To Sell Out Greens & EPA

    • Date: 04/04/11

    Politico’s environment reporter Darrin Samuelsohn has been all over a story that the rest of the media has completely missed, namely, that Obama might be willing to sell out the EPA and agree to have some Republican restrictions included in their budget language. Greens are furious that Obama’s energy speech on Wednesday made no mention of […]

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  • Declaration Of Independence

    • Date: 03/04/11

    My fellow Americans, For too long, the United States of America has been at the mercy of foreign interests — and nations in faraway lands that are often at odds with our core values — when it comes to the production of perhaps the vital resource that drives our economy. We remain far too dependent […]

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