How to cook a small planet with fracked gas. October 06, 2014, 11:00 am Climate Change, Obama, and Methane By Prof. Robert W. Howarth President Obama’s carbon plan announced this summer finally moves the United States to take much needed steps toward reducing emissions of carbon dioxide, but unfortunately the plan largely ignores the low-hanging fruit to slow the rate of global warming: reducing emissions of methane, another type of carbon. The president’s focus on carbon dioxide … [Read more...] about Scientist Blasts Obama Over Climate Change
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Franklin, Schoharie compressor sites revealed Energy giant Kinder Morgan is proposing to construct a multi-million-dollar natural gas compressor station in the Delaware County community of Franklin and two more such facilities in the town of Schoharie , the Daily Star has learned. Local citizens following the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, which would be operated by Kinder Morgan subsidiary Tennessee Gas Co., have been waiting for months on information that would point to the … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – June 4
A report this week indicates that frackers are the second largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the US. But that does not account for the fact that the largest emitter - power plants - increasingly are run on natural gas. And the impact of methane on global warming is understated by 5x. Bloomberg News Fracking Seen by EPA as No. 2 Emitter of Greenhouse Gases By Mark Drajem on February 06, 2013 Natural gas and oil production is the second-biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gases, the … [Read more...] about How to Boil a Frog with Gas
Every Ice Age has been preceded by an "event", like a large asteroid impact, or massive volcanic eruption...or even drastic changes to ocean circulation patterns (due to too much fresh water entering the North Atlantic due to melting glaciers which impact the Gulf Stream)... How Climate Change Could Jam The World's Ocean Circulation by nicola jones Scientists are closely monitoring a key current in the North Atlantic to see if rising sea temperatures and increased freshwater from … [Read more...] about Global Warming Could Create the Next Ice Age!
EPA Looks at Fracking Risks to Water: No Data, No Problem? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft report on impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing on drinking water last week, completing the most extensive scientific review of published data to date. At nearly 1,000 pages, it's a substantial report. But it's nowhere near a comprehensive evaluation - or even enumeration - of the risks that oil and gas development poses to both surface and ground water. … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – June 17
Will Secession Push Lead To Local Control? The push by some hydrofracking and Second Amendment supporters in the Southern Tier to have the region sever its ties from the rest of New York is unlikely to be successful. But the secession push in New York is nothing new, nor is it historically confined to the upstate region. “ New York City politicians for many, many years — going back for a century or more — have chafed at decisions made in Albany and they have their own … [Read more...] about Albany to Bomb Trains: Frack Off ! The Daily Frack – Sept. 2
And a tax on methane emissions - the percent tax equals the leakage. James Hansen's Plan to Avoid Cooking the Planet Earlier this year I received a message from a long-time reader of my Communications , who was persuaded of the urgency of the climate problem. As a significant supporter of the Democratic Party, he had the opportunity to meet President Obama, and he was preparing a specific question: would the President be willing to "meet with Jim Hansen," who, the supporter asserted, … [Read more...] about Save the Planet With a Carbon Tax
U.N. Warns of Dire Effects From Global Warming By JUSTIN GILLISNOV. 2, 2014 COPENHAGEN — The gathering risks of climate change are so profound they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations report. Despite rising efforts in many countries to tackle the problem, the overall global situation is growing more acute as developing countries join the West in … [Read more...] about Frackaholics Dilema : Losing Gas Customers to Rising Oceans
Tantrum Trump throws a tantrum over man-made climate change. What's a schizoid demagogue to do ? If Donald Trump is trying to run away from his well-known position as a climate change denier, he’s doing a terrible job at it. Less than 12 hours after a debate against Hillary Clinton in which he personally denied calling climate change a hoax, Trump’s campaign manager and running mate offered different versions of what the candidate supposedly believes: He thinks it exists but isn’t … [Read more...] about Twitter Trump Disagrees With Teleprompter Trump on Global Warming !
MN: Enbridge Reaches First Settlement With Justice Dept Over 2010 Oil Spill The $4 million settlement does not resolve any possible penalties in connection with the federal Clean Water Act. Enbridge Inc. has reached another settlement in connection with its massive oil pipeline spill into Michigan 's Kalamazoo River five years ago. The Canadian company will pay nearly $4 million to fund several restoration projects as a part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice's … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – June 11