Climate & Energy

Global warming is no friend to Russia, ambassador says

Red Square in Moscow: It gets cold there, but that doesn’t mean they like global warming.Russia may be one of the coldest nations on Earth, but it has no interest in seeing global warming continue unchecked, the Russian ambassador to …

Water problems from drilling are more frequent than PA officials said

When methane began bubbling out of kitchen taps near a gas drilling site in Pennsylvania last winter, a state regulator described the problem as “an anomaly.” But at the time he made that statement to ProPublica, that same official was …

Watts provides explaination for trying to censor Sinclair’s video: he was “doing him a favor”

I am filing this under humor, specifically ‘inanity defense’. The explanation Anthony Watts has invented for his attempt to yank Peter Sinclair’s video off YouTube is the funniest thing you’re ever going to read – assuming of course you don’t …

Seven ways to fight dirty (energy)

In case you missed it, dirty energy is back to dirty tricks. This time with the help of DC lobbyists, Bonner & Associates, who forged letters to Congressman Tom Perriello of Virgina’s 5th District. The letters, written on “official” letterhead …

Attack on industrial wind puffed with false peer review claims

Nina Pierpont is a long-time, self-published advocate of the view that living within a kilometer or two of industrial scale wind farms can cause migraines, sleep deprivation, and other serious symptoms and long term damage. Now she’s gained mainstream attention …

World’s top energy economist warns peak oil threatens recovery, urges immediate action

“Oil prices leapt above $70 a barrel Monday in Asia on investor expectations a recovering global economy will boost crude demand,” the AP reports. You might call those investors speculators – if speculation can be based on marketplace reality.  The …

Did Time's Bryan Walsh cut-and-paste a faulty critique of Obama’s clean energy efforts?

Exhibit 1, from an SF Chronicle op-ed by the disinformers of The Breakthrough Institute, published July 27: China alone is reportedly investing $440 billion to $660 billion in its clean-energy industries over 10 years. South Korea is investing a full …

GOP Lobbyist: ‘As an article of Faith,’ it is ‘pretentious’ to believe in global warming

In April, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) said he knows with 100% certainty that humans can’t cause devastating sea level rise because God said in the Bible he would “never again” devastate humans with a flood again (see Rep. Shimkus: “Man …

What’s in a name? For the slimehead and toothfish, a makeover leads to rampant overfishing

“If the slimehead were still a slimehead, it wouldn’t be in this kind of trouble,” begins a good WashPost story today on overfishing of the Orange roughy and other fish with popular nom de plumes. As lakes and oceans have …