Category Archives: Environment

Donald Trump, the Energy President?

This is an excerpt from a blog post I wrote after Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address (emphasis in original): I keep circling back to the central irony of the Obama Presidency: Obama could have been the Energy President. … Continue reading

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Father Gaia, on the Green Movement: “It’s a religion, you see. It’s totally unscientific.”

At 97, James Lovelock, futurist and creator of the Gaia Hypothesis, is just hitting his stride. And it’s causing some concern among his acolytes. (The Gaia Hypothesis holds that the Earth is more a self-regulating organism life form than a ball of molten iron … Continue reading

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If you believe #fracking causes Oklahoma earthquakes, then you should also believe that Islam causes terrorism.

Because both beliefs are founded in the same kind of sloppy, simplified guilt-by-association reasoning applied to a complex problem. Fivethirtyeight.com has a decent, not perfect*, description of Oklahoma’s earthquake dilemma. Now, I’m a thousand miles away and only mildly educated … Continue reading

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The stark reality of green tech’s solar and wind contribution to world energy

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Summed in in one graph that says it all. Roger Andrews writes: If decarbonization is to be achieved by expanding renewables the expansion will have to come in wind, solar and biomass. So…

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It’s Hurricane Season. It’s Junk Science Season.

Pretty much he same things in these days of Anthropogenic Global Warming. Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, study finds Female-named storms have historically killed more because people neither consider them as risky nor … Continue reading

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When Your ‘Goal’ is not really Your Goal

It’s a massive “tell”: The Kyoto goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions was never the global warming crowd’s true goal.

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Sometimes the Goal is Not Really the Goal

Correspondent Clark Griswold reports: I spent the last three months planning my family’s summer road trip to Wally World. My Trip-Tik anticipated stops at the Grand Canyon, the House of Mud and the World’s Second Largest Ball of Twine, but … Continue reading

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Great Achievements in Central Planning: Cellulosic Biofuel

Cellulosic biofuel is a case of the Congress thinking it could create a market presence for a product by sheer force of will and legislation. Bad idea. Continue reading

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How Green is RedState?

First, a story from The Guardian: Social media explosion powered by dirty energy, report warns … Amazon Web Services, which provides a cloud platform for Netflix, Tumblr and Pinterest, was singled out for being secretive about its energy use, and … Continue reading

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America’s Strange Love for Corn Ethanol

In 2007, before our domestic shale boom put a big dent in America’s reliance on foreign oil, the Bush Administration made a massive commitment to biofuels. The Renewable Fuels Standard mandated an ever-increasing consumption of ethanol as a motor fuel … Continue reading

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