Monthly Archives: August 2013

‘The President’s All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy’ and Other Self-Delusions

We’ve been having area-wide lease sales over the same portions of the Gulf of Mexico for the last 30 years. Despite this week’s tepid response at the Western GoM Sale (shelf and deepwater offshore Texas, mostly), the press release from … Continue reading

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Long before the Selmon Brothers, #OU Football had the Terrible Hotts. #rsrh

Brothers Sabert, Oliver and Willis Hott of Medford, OK were teammates in 1913. The 100th anniversary of that season is commemorated on the ticket for OU’s 2013 opening game against the U of Louisiana – Monroe. Sabert played from 1910-13. … Continue reading

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The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part II: What’s Really Going On

In Part I: Ridiculing the Press, we looked at press coverage of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole, an ongoing environmental incident in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. That coverage has ranged from indifferent to uninformed to inflammatory. I decided I had to assess … Continue reading


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The Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Part I: Ridiculing the Press

Scientifically illiterate and agenda-driven journalists can ruin what is actually a valid story. Today’s example is the coverage of the Bayou Corne sinkhole, an ongoing environmental situation of considerable concern at the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. About … Continue reading

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Cheap Energy and the Third World. #ethics #wuwt #rsrh By Willis Eschenbach “[T]he world’s poor people are starving and dying for lack of cheap energy today. Driving the price of energy up and denying loans for coal-fired power plants is depriving the poor of cheap energy today, on … Continue reading

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Al Gore Channels Nigel Tufnel

In a “lightly edited”* interview transcript with the Washington Post‘s Ezra Klein, Former Vice President and Nobel** Laureate Al Gore puts climate deniers on the same moral plane as supporters of slavery and apartheid. (Clear logical connection there, Mr. Vice-President.) … Continue reading

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Science are hard.

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Interior: Keystone XL Pipeline will impact “cultural soundscapes” and “high quality night skies”.

As part of the State Department’s review of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, 1.2 million comments have been received from interested parties including environmental groups and the public at large. The Department of the Interior has commented too, expressing concern … Continue reading

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If you’re going to do a Cult of Personality, there’s no point in doing it halfway. The “Ten Principles for the Establishment of the One-Ideology System” are regulations that govern the everyday lives of the North Korean people. They were officially announced by Kim Jong Il in 1974. The original Ten Principles, to which the … Continue reading

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Sunday morning, Lake Martin

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