Florida Appeals Court: “Everglades open for oil drilling”… Drill, baby, drill!

Guest cheer-leading by David Middleton Everglades open for oil drilling after court ruling A Tallahassee appeals court reversed a decision by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday, ultimately granting Kanter Real Estate the authority to drill. By Samantha J. Gross Feb. 5 TALLAHASSEE — After nearly four years of legal battles, a Miami family…

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U.S. Carbon Emissions Skyrocketed in 2018!

Guest “EXCELLENT!” by David Middleton U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed By Brad Plumer Jan. 8, 2019 WASHINGTON — America’s carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, the biggest increase in eight years, according to a preliminary estimate published Tuesday. […] Under the Paris climate agreement, the United States…

U.S. Department of Energy: Coal FIRST Initiative

Guest David Middleton While we miss Gov. Perry here in Texas, he is doing a great job at the Department of Energy… Office of Fossil Energy Energy Department Announces Intent to Fund Research that Advances the Coal Plants of the Future NOVEMBER 13, 2018 The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE)…

President Trump says our climate is “fabulous” and that “the climate, the hottest in modern human history, can change back on its own.”

Guest amateur climatologizing by David Middleton In my daily search for stupid and/or ignorant news articles about climate change, I ran across a couple of recent “gems” from Business Insider. Gem #1 Our “Fabulous” Climate Trump suggests the climate may actually be ‘fabulous’ after an ominous UN report on looming disaster Sinéad Baker Oct. 10,…

At IPCC talks Trump Administration emphasizes scientific “uncertainty” and “value of fossil fuels”… MAGA!

Guest mocking by David Middleton From the No Schist Sherlock files of the American Association for the Advancement of Science of America…   Originally published by E&E News Top researchers are huddled with government officials in South Korea this week to confront the scientific consensus that maintaining a safe global climate will require immediate and…

Winning! “Enshrining the Trump administration’s hobbled approach to climate regulation as the only reasonable approach under the law” and…

“Slamming the door shut on any later attempts to recreate Obama’s handiwork”! Guest spiking the football in the end zone by David Middleton Neil Gorsuch + Brett Kavanaugh = slamming the door shut on any later attempts to recreate Obama’s handiwork. Trump issues rollback of Obama’s biggest climate rule By ALEX GUILLÉN 08/21/2018 The Trump administration…

America! Frac Yeah!

Guest commentary by David Middleton How American Science Made Government Regulations On Emissions Unnecessary By Hank Campbell — May 18, 2018 In 2009 the U.S. government attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and pledged to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent by 2020. To make it happen, the Obama administration directed the U.S.…