“From Scientist to Activist”

Guest slam dunk by David Middleton H/t to Dr. Willie Soon From Scientist to Activist Heather Price Sep 5 […] When I taught my first climate class at UW in 2001, the El Nino year of 1998 was the warmest year on record and carbon dioxide was 367ppm. Today, that record breaking year, 1998, doesn’t…

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Toba Superuption: Perfect Analogy to the “Climate Crisis”

Guest “never mind” by David Middleton From Real Clear Science… How Did Humans Survive Our Near Extinction?By Ross Pomeroy – RCP Staff Roughly 75,000 years ago, Indonesia exploded. A great supervolcano in Sumatra erupted, spewing an estimated 2,800 cubic kilometers of magma and rock into the air. Ash may have been deposited as far as the Indian Ocean, the…

Offshore Oil and Gas Production Leaks Virtually No Methane

Guest zero-point-zero by David Middleton Offshore oil and gas rigs leak more greenhouse gas than expectedJohn Sullivan, Office of Engineering CommunicationsAug. 15, 2019 9:49 a.m. A survey of offshore installations extracting oil and natural gas in the North Sea revealed far more leakage of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, than currently estimated by the British…

Green Growth vs No Growth: Why we need a Golgafrinchan Ark B

Guest Douglas Adams’ing by David Middleton This morning I made the mistake of reading this article on Real Clear Science… “Green Growth” Is Supposed to Fix Climate Change. It Won’t Work By Christine Corlet Walker August 12, 2019 You may have missed it, but a recent report declared that the main strategy of world leaders for tackling…

Why Was Amnesty International Invested in Fossil Fuels?

Guest “who fracking cares?” by David Middleton Amnesty international to divest from fossil fuel companies5 August 2019, 11:30 UTC Amnesty International will divest from fossil fuel companies in acknowledgement that investment in an industry whose products are the primary source of the climate crisis is at odds with the organization’s mission of protecting and championing…

The Green New Deal is not analogous to the “Moon Shot”

The Green New Deal Is This Generation’s Moon ShotSending humans to the moon was a choice. Saving the earth is a necessity. By D.D. GuttenplanTwitter JULY 29, 2019 What is it about the left and the space program? Back in the summer of ’69—long before he became The Nation’s lead editorial writer—the late Andrew Kopkind…

Climate Crisis Fail Twofer Du Jour

Guest drive-by twofer by David Middleton 1. Global Warming —> Climate Change: Bush’s Fault Our planet is in crisis. But until we call it a crisis, no one will listenWe study disaster preparedness, and ‘climate change’ is far too mild to describe the existential threat we face Caleb Redlener, Charlotte Jenkins and Irwin RedlenerWed 31…