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SEC Drops Probe of Exxon’s ‘Climate-Change Disclosures’

Thought Piece A humble scientist is a wise scientist. A good regulator is well-informed, light-handed and market-oriented. Let's admit that there are many, many people in the world who haven't accepted the fact that the planet is comprised of humans who will always face flawed politics, an uncertain future, with imperfect measurements and knowledge. "Religions get [...]

By |2018-08-05T16:01:41+00:00August 4th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

U.S. utilities balk at expanded carbon-capture subsidy

Thought Piece I would argue that some of the current solutions (like coal capture and storage, utility-grade battery storage, electric cars and long-distance batteries, etc.) to emission reductions and global economic development are too costly and simplistic, especially if they ignore helping developing countries modernize their sanitation, health care, interior air quality, reliable electricity/grid, and 21st [...]

By |2018-08-05T16:05:20+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

New York Times thinks we have “lost the Earth” – goes full nutso on #ExxonKnew

Thought Piece Whenever the "alarmist media" and “near tabloid science media” find stories, studies, reports or Op-Eds downplaying the immediate effects of climate changes, they unleash withering attacks on pieces like Nathaniel Rich’s in a recent New York Times Magazine. The Alarmist Tabernacle Choir are unsurprisingly quick to dismiss counter-arguments, even one as benign and agnostic [...]

By |2018-08-05T19:40:14+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Activist Researchers Try — And Fail — To Link Fracking To Depression

Thought Piece   Sometimes, I think about the cost of the agitprop contained in many health “reports,” like the latest Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and UCal Berkeley Studies. If we were ever able to compute the total amounts of grants paid to universities and its professors per year, it would be billions and billions. On the other [...]

By |2018-08-05T19:43:06+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Previous Environmental Hysteria Apologies? When Will Fractivists Say “Sorry”?

Previous Environmental Hysteria Apologies? When Will Fractivists Say “Sorry”? The Sierra Club has basically apologized for its environmental hysteria about a starving polar bear. When can we expect fractivists to say they’re sorry? By Stephen Heins, The Word Merchant, LLC There is an original December 2017 National Geographic magazine story about a gut-wrenching video and narrative of a dying [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:19:23+00:00July 29th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Original Heins|Tags: |0 Comments

SHOCKER: National Geographic admits they were wrong about “starving polar bear” video

Thought Piece https://lnkd.in/d3-9c57. The previous link is to the original National Geographical story about the gut-wrenching video and narrative of the most visited piece in NatGeo history. At least, the three perpetrators of climate alarmism and scare tactics have publicly apologized. In all honesty, there have been many examples of this kind of reporting, replete with [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:23:25+00:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

Jerry Brown’s plan lowers PG&E’s liability for wildfire damages

Thought Piece While California Governor Jerry Brown declared that the late 2017 fires were caused by climate change, the Wall Street Journal and others have poured some cold water on that argument. In fact, the WSJ pointed out that Sacramento and state politics have ignored the gathering of underbrush and dead trees in their forests for [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:28:25+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

DEP Says Shale Gas Air Impacts Limited, But Fractivists Deny Reality

Thought Piece The Executive Director of the Clean Air Council, Joseph Otis Minott, had the nerve to respond to a recently published report by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s public health study on unconventional natural gas operations, also known as hydraulic fracturing, by saying the report’s findings “are consistent with other recent public health studies, [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:30:56+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Standing Rock Redux

Thought Piece Our nation’s infrastructure needs updating for many environmental reasons, as mentioned in this Wall Street Journal editorial; and yet, many local, state and national voices are opposing natural gas pipelines being built with private money and designed to be much safer than the pipelines they replace. The environmental activists don't consider these technological improvements [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:33:47+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|0 Comments

Fossil Fuel Industries Outspend Clean Energy Advocates On Climate Lobbying By 10 To 1

Thought Piece CASTLE DALE, UT - OCTOBER 9: Emissions rise out of three large smoke stacks at Pacificorp's 1440 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 in Castle Dale, Utah. It was announced today that the Trump administration's EPA will repeal then Clean Power Plan,that was put in place by the Obama administration. [...]

By |2018-07-29T13:36:48+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy, Environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments