Explaining Natural Gas Flaring to the New York Times’ Explanatory Reporters

Guest “Explanatory Reporting” by David Middleton Hat tip to Kip Hansen for bringing this to my attention. Despite Their Promises, Giant Energy Companies Burn Away Vast Amounts of Natural Gas By Hiroko TabuchiOct. 16, 2019 When leaders from Exxon Mobil and BP gathered last month with other fossil-fuel executives to declare they were serious about…

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USGS: Marcellus/Utica Natural Gas Resource Has Nearly Doubled Since 2012

Guest cheer leading by David Middleton USGS Estimates 214 trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in Appalachian Basin Formations Release Date: OCTOBER 3, 2019 The Marcellus Shale and Point Pleasant-Utica Shale formations of the Appalachian Basin contain an estimated mean of 214 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous resources of natural gas, according…

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…