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Dennis Kucinich Finds Fracking Facts in Southeast Ohio: A Horror Story

Thought Piece "Global warming: Is there anything it can't do,” asked Homer Simpson. While touring southeastern Ohio with a naive writer, Dennis Kucinich looked at the effects of the Rust Belt de-industrialization and saw a fracking nightmare. The following narrative records Kucinich’s interpretation of the bleak terrain. While Youngstown and the northern part of Ohio are [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:16:33+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

“Climate restoration” is the “New Coke” of climate alarmism

Thought Piece  “Climate restoration” is even worse than “leave it in the ground,” because of its economic development implications. Luddite and primitive thinking come to mind. It's harder and harder to find a trustworthy voice these days. Like the evolution of “global warming,” it all depends on who is choosing the words, the  "relevant facts" and [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:11:28+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

After the Gas and Bombs: The Health Crisis That’s Killing Syria The country’s seven-year civil war is systematically destroying its health-care system and fueling a public-health catastrophe

Though Piece Syria is facing an epic public-health catastrophe: I can’t help wondering where the international health community has been while this medical disaster of biblical proportion has been going on over the last 7 years?  Where has the Lancet organization, the American Medical Association, or the World Health Organization been? How can any humanist worth [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:12:41+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Kids sue Rick Scott for ‘immoral’ silence on climate change

Though Piece  Is anyone else bothered by the manipulation of kids by adult environmental groups who provide the money, expertise, and the attorneys for another frivolous and maybe bad faith lawsuit? How dare these (likely) misguided adults use children for their cause? Words fail me to describe the bad behavior and false media of this environmental [...]

By | 2018-05-14T23:05:46+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

New York City Natural Gas Use Up Everywhere: Time for the Big Apple Relief Valve

Though Piece In spite of the fact that I have lived in NYC during the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, I cannot remember a time in the last half of century when the Big Apple looked so poorly managed. Given the financial disaster of the ‘70’s, this is saying something. Frankly, the presence of same-think (combined with less [...]

By | 2018-04-26T13:14:35+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Forest Fires — Fanning the Flames of Climate Alarm

Thought Piece Sometimes it is best to review news story from the rear view mirror. This piece from Gregory Wrightstone provides just such a view, without rancor or hyperbole. Also, it will be interesting to see if Sacramento, state utilities, and the Governor will spend the money necessary to manage deadwood, trees and,  underbrush to keep [...]

By | 2018-04-14T00:52:41+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Cabinet Meets, Notley Offers to Buy a Pipeline as Kinder Morgan Frenzy Grows

Thought Piece In Canada, it is harder and harder to retain any respect for any environmental group, domestic (or foreign), or a province like British Columbia, who pontificates about the law if it favors them, but who becomes a heavy-handed, well-financed scofflaws if it doesn’t, especially if they invoke their sense of moral rectitude and intellectual [...]

By | 2018-04-14T00:54:05+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Report: Bakken job openings steadily increase

Thought Piece Contrary to the “no new jobs” in shale industries mantra, ND, TX, NM, CO, OH, PA, WV are witnessing “job openings steadily increase.” See article “U.S. job openings soar to a record-high 6.3 million as companies seek skilled workers” in LA Times Report: Bakken job openings steadily increase Posted: Mon 2:39 PM, Apr 09, [...]

By | 2018-04-14T00:54:50+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

48,000 Brits dead after worst winter in 42 years THE UK is being hit by its worst winter death toll in 42 years, a new search says.

Thought Piece "Here is a headline that is unlikely to appear in the US. “48,000 Brits Dead After Worst Winter in 42 Years.” While England is sitting on an “enormous reserve” of shale oil, they continue to import 50% of their natural gas from Russia. If one factors in the the natural gas, tight oil, and [...]

By | 2018-04-14T00:56:39+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Russia Attacked the US Power Grid for Two Years. Now What?

Thought Piece This is an excellent piece about the importance of cyber-security on the American grid. With the geo-political implication of a vulnerable grid, it is good time to have a non-partisan discussion about how to evolve a forward-looking strategy, being called “”segmentationnetwork.” Lexington Institute’ Constance Douris gives us a thoughtful review of the issues, with [...]

By | 2018-04-07T15:34:45+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Categories: Communication, Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments