Methane, the most potent power plant greenhouse gas, is conspicuously absent from Obama's power plant proposal. Because that's the way the gas lobbyists wrote it. In the proposals 645 pages, methane, ie. natural gas, is mentioned 5 times. Making this proposal one big Fracking Ad, and a prescription for cooking the planet with "clean burning natural gas" Because the First Rule of Frack Club is don't talk about Frack Club. Or mention methane. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary … [Read more...] about Gas Lobby Wrote Obama’s Power Plant Proposal
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NY Congress members say new DOT rule on oil trains doesn't go far enough Three members of New York's congressional delegation are asking federal lawmakers to revise a new rule that regulates the transportation of crude oil within the United States . The three representatives are concerned that the new rules don't address how much volatile gas is allowed in crude oil during transportation. They say the risk of dangerous explosions from volatile gas in tanker cars will continue to … [Read more...] about The Daily Frack – June 13-14
This is the sort of thing you would expect from people who believe the earth is 6,000 years old...from people who are too dumb to know they are too dumb to lead! The House (Anti-)Science Committee Strikes Again By Phil Plait Smoke, or just hot air? Shutterstock /Mikhail Kolesnikov / Phil Plait The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is, ironically but shocking to no one who understands the majority party, quite anti-science. For years now, the committee … [Read more...] about What Do You Do When Your Leaders Are Retarded?
300,000+ Demand Climate Action Now at Largest Climate March in World History Photos: Climate March, New York City, 9.21.14 Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change. The crowds of marchers, which included actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly, wound through midtown Manhattan, joined along the way by United … [Read more...] about 300,000 + NYC CLIMATE MARCHERS !
In settlement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ! Good on Schneiderman for getting them to fess up to what the coal companies paid politicians and frackademics to try and deny. New York AG Forces Coal Company To Settle In Global Warming Case New York’s attorney general just forced the world’s largest publicly-traded coal company to tell investors how it believes global warming regulations will impact the viability of its business. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman … [Read more...] about Big Coal Admits to Planet Cooking Smoke Screen !
Politicians get paid by lobbyists to deny climate change or to simply look the other way. The rest of us will end up footing the bill. "Us" being every living thing. So this really is the lobbyists vs nature. Guess who wins that argument ? The science behind climate change is simple high school physics: if you change the transparency of the atmosphere to infrared radiation, you trap heat. Methane and carbon dioxide make the atmosphere less transparent to the infrared radiation from the earth. … [Read more...] about The True Cost of Climate Change Denial
Fire destroys generator at US Salt in Watkins Glen A fire Monday morning in the generator at the US Salt refinery in Watkins Glen sent smoke billowing into the air and north over Seneca Lake . The Watkins Glen Fire Department was called around 11:30 a.m. and the fire was out by 12:15 p.m., Fire Chief Judd Smith said. The fire was contained to a two-story, 30-by-40-foot structure in the boiler room tower that houses the generator, Smith … [Read more...] about “Assault” On Seneca Lake Begins! Daily Frack – Sept. 9
Global warming may actually be a boon to Siberia - except that it appears to be sprouting gigantic methane zits at a prodigious rate. For the rest of the planet, maybe not such a good happenstance. Particularly if you live near the ocean. Particularly if you are in Manhattan. Then you might want to learn how to row a gondola. From the New Yorker - "Ever since last July, when a Russian YouTube user uploaded “Giant Hole in the Ground,” a thirty-four-second video of, well, a giant hole in … [Read more...] about Gigantic Siberian Global Warming Methane Zits !
Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking BY JOE ROMM POSTED ON OCTOBER 22, 2014 AT 3:31 PM 1,627Share This 212Tweet This "Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm" Share: Fracking Planetary Suicide Satellite observations of huge oil and gas basins in East Texas and North Dakota confirm staggering 9 and 10 percent leakage rates of heat-trapping methane. “In conclusion,” researcherswrite, “at the … [Read more...] about Frack Leaks Negate Gas Benefits In Global Warming
Wei Hock "Willie" Soon works at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Koch brothers among groups that gave the Center a total of $1.25m - all of Soon's funding on climate research He referred to his papers as "deliverables" to the funding sources "Wei Frak" Soon is a fracademic . And a Koch Addict. And a junk scientist. Imagine that. Willie "Wei Frak" Soon's climate change work has been entirely funded by previously undisclosed funds from the energy … [Read more...] about Wei Frak Soon – Climate Change Denier Funded by Frackers. Surprise