What’s the real scoop on Geothermal and earthquakes? Despite a NY Times report that has been picked up by other outlets, (for instance, here and here), the Department of Energy (DOE) is not initiating any major new regulations for Geothermal projects. What they have done: building on the experience at The Geysers geothermal field in California, they […]
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When it ruled in the Citizens United case, the Supreme Court said it was unlikely that allowing a tsunami of corporate cash to inundate the electoral system would be a problem. Corruption? What Corruption? “This Court now concludes that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance […]
Representatives of the Geothermal Energy Association had their largest schmooze-fest ever in New York Thursday (Jan. 14). They met with Wall Street financiers, had lunch with politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Mayor Bloomberg declared “New York City Geothermal Energy Day”, and at the end of the day they even got to ring the closing […]
(Originally appeared at Tenthmil.com) One thing the blockbuster film “Avatar” showed in glorious, graphic 3D: In war, no matter who wins, the forest nearly always loses. There goes the neighborhood In the normal course of life, average folks tend to be conservationists. Why shouldn’t they? Just like the Na’vi of “Avatar”, most human societies throughout history developed […]
One of the things we should have learned from the corn to bio-ethanol mess of the past five years is: haste makes waste. The subsidies that were supposed to help create a sustainable industry and help small farmers instead turned into a massive hand-out to big agriculture, and drove up prices on corn and other food […]
We can fish smart, and feed our planet for a lifetime, or we can fish stupid, and feed ourselves for a day. Here’s one example of fishing stupid… The orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) is a slow-growing deep-water fish that congregate around seamounts in the open ocean; they were discovered in the latter half of the 20th […]
Once, we thought the oceans were an inexhaustible resource. It turns out we were wrong. But we should have seen the signs. Lots of good fish in the sea In early years, Europe’s coasts teamed with dolphins, orcas, blue whales and tuna, and its rivers ran with fish. By the 1500s, though, the continent was fished-out. […]
Global warming – it’s either the biggest threat to humanity since the end of the last ice age, or the biggest hoax ever perpetrated.
In part, it depends on who you are willing to believe: the international community of climate scientists who may all secretly be socialists out to destroy the capitalist system… or a bunch of totally objective oil company employees who would never put their profit ahead of the good of humanity.
Okay, that may not be the most dispassionate and objective way to lay out the facts. Let’s try doing this like scientists: put all the data on the table, and let you, the reader, decide.
You may well be wondering – why the heck is Nancy Pelosi pushing through a bill that allows for offshore drilling? Isn’t that against everything we’re supposed to stand for? Is this another example of business-as-usual betraying core Democratic principles?