Tag: AGW

Recent AGW Rumblings

January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Recent AGW Rumblings

I have been covering and studying the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) “situation” (science, media, politics) for over a decade now, yet I am continually amazed at the twists-n-turns of the topic and the complexity of diagnosing changes in the climate. One thing that hasn’t changed is the failure of the political process to solve anything. As I highlighted several times […]

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Manipulating the Masses

January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Manipulating the Masses

When does persuasion go too far? When does it become manipulation? If you think long about it, the difference is subtle. Persuasion is more organic and open. Manipulation is more pre-planned and involves a larger degree of control – and imbalance between participants. People frustrated about not being able to “persuade” more of their fellow […]

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Top Down Climate Wrangling

December 27, 2012 0 Comments
Top Down Climate Wrangling

The Doha climate summit has closed without much progress. Advocates, politicians, and negotiators, flew half way around the world to discuss how terrible the climate change situation is, and agree to meet again in the future. I don’t have too much faith in a world-wide political process to solve environmental problems. Time (and money) wasted in “world meetings” […]

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Polar Ice Conundrums

December 14, 2012 0 Comments
Polar Ice Conundrums

Here is some hard to understand (or reconcile) research (on the surface anyway) about the ice sheet covering Antarctica and its potential future melting. Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research claim that more snowfall on the continent of Antarctica counter-intuitively leads to MORE ice loss at the edges. In fact they say that future […]

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Peak Oil – Still Peaking

December 11, 2012 2 Comments
Peak Oil – Still Peaking

A few years ago, I highlighted the seemingly conflicting predictions that the “world-was-going-to-end” because of increasing use of fossil fuels and resultant anthropogenic global warming (AGW) vs the “world-was-going-to-end” because we were running out of fossil fuels. I contacted some people from both sides, and they both essentially said they were right but the other side […]

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FED Says – Build More Houses

December 5, 2012 0 Comments
FED Says – Build More Houses

In the last few years I am continually and increasingly amazed at the antagonistic themes of environmental protection and economic growth. Both can happen at the same time, just not in the traditional industrial sense. Unfortunately, it seems leaders of the developed world continue to speak out of both sides of their mouth. They claim to be […]

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Biofuel Bust

November 14, 2012 0 Comments
Biofuel Bust

Does biofuel have a future? I cover the many different angles of alternative energy, pollution, and climate here in the blog and you probably remember that in the last few years I have soured on most of the biofuel industry – especially grain ethanol. I have nothing against the actual people who work in the industry […]

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Optimistic About Carbon Emissions

October 8, 2012 0 Comments
Optimistic About Carbon Emissions

Sigh. Or maybe, Egads! Yet another pessimistic study about the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) apocolypse and how nothing can stop it unless we all submit to vast new world-wide taxing and regulatory structures with near complete control of the world economy. We must live subsistence lives or else it is the end of the world! It is not that […]

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Natural and Human Climate Changes

October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Natural and Human Climate Changes

I have followed the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) story and debate for some time now – almost 2 decades – and have written about it more regularly in the past five or so years. The data continues to come in favoring/confirming AGW theory more than non-AGW theories for recent changing climate conditions. One would think […]

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U.S. Carbon Emissions the Lowest in 20 Years!

August 29, 2012 2 Comments
U.S. Carbon Emissions the Lowest in 20 Years!

As I have noted on a couple occasions in the past (Carbon emissions down, and down again), the U.S. is no longer the biggest polluting nation in the world. Almost all metrics of air, water, and soil pollution in the U.S are better than 4 or 5 decades ago. The big surprise for many of the […]

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