Author Archives: Steve Maley

Help launch ‘Tar Sands Messiah’- A film by Tim Moen

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Tar Sands Messiah- A film by Tim Moen – September 19th In which a Fort McMurray environmentalist goes to Los Angeles to render judgement on the movie industry and shut down the city…

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“Extractivism” is a “Heinous Moral Crime”. #rsrh

Naomi Klein, in a book excerpt at The Nation, doesn’t quite say that fossil fuels = slavery. In fact, she doesn’t quite say it about five times in one paragraph. I learned something from her essay, though: I never knew … Continue reading

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“Kelly’s World Famous Cajun Grill”

Union Station, DC. “Kelly” and “Boudreaux” (of Boudreaux’s Seafood/Chinese crawfish) must be best buds. Uhhhh, no.

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America is at a Crossroads on Energy #rsrh

http://fuelfix.com/sponsoredarticles/adv/?prx_t=6pUBAsbUBAhQ4FA&prx_q=6647 We have the transformative power of energy facing off with the coercive power of government. If not denied by political powers, the energy opportunities created by the shale revolution would confer multiple genuine benefits for human welfare and peace: … Continue reading

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.@NYTimes Covers Oil and Gas Led Resurgence in Ohio #rsrh

Ohio’s unemployment rate in July was 5.7 percent, well below the national average of 6.1 percent. That’s a sharp reversal of the situation four years ago, when unemployment in Ohio hit 10.6 percent, significantly above the country’s overall jobless rate … Continue reading

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The sad demise of the Louisiana Democratic Party

Originally posted on Something Like the Truth:
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards last March at the Baton Rouge Press Club (Photo by Robert Mann) By Robert Mann I’ve been around politics long enough to know that elections are usually choices between…

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The epitome of ‘denial’

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Rick McKee, editorial cartoonist for the Augusta Chronicle, sends me this political cartoon about climate change which he posted on his Facebook page and the WUWT Facebook page. It sums up perfectly what…

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Venezuela Set To Import Oil #rsrh

A coals-to-Newcastle story. Venezuela has enormous heavy-oil reserves, but needs to blend that oil with lighter grades to get it to market. Governments are horrible resource managers; in no time, they turn bounty to poverty because they can’t avoid the … Continue reading

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Slate: Conservatives are Dumb

You’ll not have a more vapid read this week than this piece of mush by young Katy Waldman at Slate. “The Science of Truthiness” purports to unlock the mystery of conservative thought; its essence is in Stephen Colbert’s coinage of … Continue reading

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Oil Simulation, Climate Modeling and the Scientific Method

Subtitle: Garbage In, Consensus Out, Part II Part I concerned a WSJ essay by Robert J. Caprara, “Confessions of a Computer Modeler”. In Part II I will share what I know about computer modeling in oil and gas applications, and raise questions about … Continue reading

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