Environmental Articles 2017-04-05T21:23:50+00:00

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report

December 12th, 2017|Tags: , |

Thought Piece Another silly walk and more silly talk by the Guardian. If the planet’s future is actually on the line, we all have to think a little more like a Utility Commissioner to make [...]

Climate Scientists Are Now Suing Critics Who Challenge ‘Settled Science’

December 12th, 2017|Tags: |

Thought Piece This story is another reminder that “scientists” like Michael Mann are already using what he called “trench warfare.” In a related matter, Mann and 14 other fellow believers have recently published a paper [...]

Don’t despair, get to work, says former EPA chief Gina McCarthy

December 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece “Climate change is happening,” Gina McCarthy said, “We have to stop debating the science.” While Gina sees black and white, I see red. The McCarthy lecture seems just too silo-thinking, too simplistic, too [...]

Keystone pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil on eve of permitting decision for TransCanada

November 21st, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece The first iteration of this story was much more balanced, but this update isn’t, reverting to the usual vitriol of environmental spokespeople. Anyway, I think that this spill should be compared to the [...]

With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval

November 21st, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece Not to be undone by the Washington Post reporting, the New York Times begins its story with the following headline: “With Big Spill to Clean....” then, the reporter breathlessly writes about “the images [...]

Exposed: Harvard Study Omitted Evidence to Allege ExxonMobil ‘Misled’ Public on Climate

November 8th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Thought Piece It is very hard to read the political rhetoric of Michael Mann, Naomi Oreskes, Bill McKibbens, PBS, CNN, Post, Times (east and west), Tribune, and many other media assets every day: Where, the [...]

The EPA and The Clean Power Plan: The Climate Science is Far from Settled

November 8th, 2017|

Thought Piece With all the hand-wringing and teeth-knashing being done since the two international Lancet Reports and EPA’ s recent environmental report, I thought that I would reprint this piece from 2016: “EPA and the [...]

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