The stakes with stopping carbon dioxide buildup are huge. The value of the un-drilled oil and methane and coal is in the trillions and if you think the oil and gas companies are going to write off those investments without a huge fight, I have a bridge to sell you.
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Wow, this is a headline I didn’t want to read. “If we release a small portion of Arctic Methane, ‘We’re fucked': Climatologist A few weeks ago, I posted here on the case for global warming setting off positive feedback loops that would melt the Arctic. I was especially concerned with […]
What the UK is doing sets a good example . Recovering waste land for the production of clean energy is a win win situation. The UK is leading the way to repair the wounds inflicted on this earth.
The warming we’ve seen is setting feedback loops that guarantee higher levels of warming. The melting of the Siberian permafrost means thousands of gigatons of methane (more damaging as greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide) released into the atmosphere.
What we need today is Electric cars that have batteries that can hold a charge longer and be recharged by a solar array. It needs to be inexpensive to buy so we can get more of them on the road and fewer of the internal combustion engines.
This man, Tom Steyer is a very wealthy man who will back Democrats against the Keystone XLPipeline. So who will benefit from the Keystone Pipeline? Who will be hurt? First, the rich oil corporations and the very wealthy will benefit. Second, the middle class, working poor, and poor will be hurt. Farmers, ranchers, homeowners, and small businesses will also be hurt.
Greed seems to rule when it comes to coal, oil, fracking, and the nuclear industries. Renewable energy sources are available and if the big corporations would put some of their obscene profits into solar, electric cars, wind, and geothermal energy we could start to reverse some of the harm done.
Perhaps the only science Murdoch truly believes in is the calculation of tv ratings and advertising rates.
Human beings are incredibly adaptable which has been a boon but this is one of those times we shouldn’t be simply acclimating to the destruction Climate Change is bringing, we need to become active in slowing it down and trying to reverse it.
“I realize the tragic significance of the atomic bomb… It is an awful responsibility which has come to us… We thank God that it has come to us, instead of to our enemies; and we pray that He may guide us to use it in His ways and for His purposes”.
President Harry Truman, August 9, 1945
Thinking the unthinkable. As horrible as it is to think of this, the wise are doing just that.
If the GOP wants to cry about gas prices being high because of President Obama, they need to declare that they want the US government to nationalize the oil industry.
God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen. ~Stephen Hawking In this particular post we will be discussing one of my favorite universal phenomena, black holes. They are the most powerful force in the cosmos, able to wreak havoc and […]
Part of the problem is the RepublicTeas and their religous philosophy feel man has dominion over the world and man will do on his own what is right. Well I think we have plenty of proof that is a foolish notion because they have regulation now and how many companies could each of you name who have poisoned our earth?
I have extreme doubts but I sincerely hope Andrea Rossi proves us all wrong with his device. With his “energy catalyzer” (called E-Catalyzer or E-Cat) Rossi claims an energy multiplier of 30X. I would guess if something is happening it’s a chemical reaction, though this does not jive with the […]
Image via Wikipedia Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. ~Emily Dickinson I have a morbid fascination with death. Let’s just get that out of the way early. I’m sure that as time wears on, and I […]