California Counties Use Big Tobacco Lawsuit Tactics to Go After Big Oil

From Courthouse News July 18, 2017July 18, 2017 Big Oil, California, Global warming, Greenhouse gas LOS ANGELES (CN) — In a legal assault similar to the one that won multibillion-dollar awards from Big Tobacco, two Bay Area counties and a coastal city blamed Chevron, ExxonMobil and three dozen other oil, gas and coal companies for…

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The Solar-Powered Oil Field… An Adjustocene Fable

Guest post by David Middleton This post is sort of a sequel to Charles the Moderator’s “Climate impacts of super-giant oilfields go up with age, Stanford scientists say.”  It was also inspired by comment from my friend Griff on the utility of solar power in oilfields. This section of the article, in particular, caught my…

What makes red algae so different and why should we care?

From Eurekalert Carnegie Institution for Science   IMAGE: Porphyra clinging to rocks in Germany’s Heligoland. It thrives in the harsh habitat of the intertidal zone, where it is exposed to fluctuating temperatures, high UV radiation, severe salt stress,… view more Credit: By Gabriele Kothe-Heinrich Palo Alto, CA– The red algae called Porphyra and its ancestors…

No kids, no cars, no meat, no flying!

From The Toronto Sun First posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 07:42 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, July 15, 2017 07:46 PM EDT No kids, no cars, no meat, no flying! And even that won’t save you from man-made climate change If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau really wants to save the planet from man-made global warming,…

The Foibles of Climate Research

Government Created Misuse of Climate Research; Even a Little More Government is Not the Solution. Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to set up a Red and Blue team approach to climate research. It appears to be a commendable goal given the effective exclusion of one of the…