Tag: Peak Oil

Peak Oil – A Busted Theory?

July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Peak Oil – A Busted Theory?

One of the issues I have followed over the last few years, almost a decade really, is the Peak Oil scenario. I became interested in the issue as it relates to energy and pollution. I even interviewed professor Hirsch. There was also the interesting contrast between anthropogenic global warming (AGW) scenarios which projected increasing fossil fuel […]

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An Under-Reported Story

July 4, 2013 0 Comments
An Under-Reported Story

One of the most under-reported environmental stories of the last couple of years is the decrease in carbon emissions in the U.S. It is surprising (to some). It has defied almost every prediction, whether one is talking about anthropogenic global warming (AGW) or Peak Oil. The decline in carbon emissions has been so amazing that […]

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The “Good” Old Days of Air Travel

December 12, 2012 0 Comments
The “Good” Old Days of Air Travel

While planning an upcoming trip, I began to reminisce about air travel and how it has changed through my life. I first flew back in 1997 or 1998. At that time the price of a barrel of oil was around $20 and even dropped below that at times. Flights were cheap. In fact flights were […]

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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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Divorcing the Car

August 22, 2012 0 Comments
Divorcing the Car

I am amazed sometimes how a confluence of events, information, and opinion can perfectly illustrate some ideas I have been promulgating for some time now. In fact, I am a bit jealous of other writers who pull these same ideas into a more concise package, but more on that later. The initial article that brought the opposing […]

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Disasters, Disasters Everywhere

August 21, 2012 2 Comments
Disasters, Disasters Everywhere

In the weather blogging business, global disasters are a prime subject. It wasn’t always that way. Most weather “disasters” were local events, such as a tornado, hurricane, or flood. Disaster went big-time with the advent of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory. Now local weather disasters are typically heralded as a sign of a portending apocalyptic world-wide climate disaster. Using too […]

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Fossil Fuel Tribulations

June 21, 2012 0 Comments
Fossil Fuel Tribulations

As the price of oil continues its recent decline, I am reminded once again to broach the topic of Peak Oil. It is something I have followed throughout the years because it is intimately linked with the topic of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). If we are going to run out of oil real fast, then […]

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December 2011 Recap & Some 2012 Themes

January 2, 2012 1 Comment
December 2011 Recap & Some 2012 Themes

Last week I used most of my blog entries to recap the top events of 2011 and present the year-end statistics. Almost lost in the conversation were the month-end statistics for December. Fear not faithful blog readers. I did not forget about December which ended up being the most above normal month of the year (with […]

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Carbon Emissions Down Again (in the U.S.)

November 4, 2011 1 Comment
Carbon Emissions Down Again (in the U.S.)

A big environmental story broke today that intertwines tightly with many of the themes I have been covering here in the blog over the last few months. The news is that world wide carbon dioxide emissions grew rapidly last year. Some headlines called it a “monster” growth in emissions. Other played the “worst fears confirmed” and […]

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Fossil Fuel Scenarios

November 23, 2010 0 Comments
Fossil Fuel Scenarios

I was thrilled to see Dave post some great information in the comments section yesterday. It is just the data I was looking for over the last few years. Many thanks to Dave for enlightening the world a bit more! Here is the link to the paper Dave highlighted: http://www.springerlink.com/content/j6577353716vqn5h/ It is a paper which […]

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