Today, the U.S. Senate voted to approve S. 1., legislation to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite strong environmental problems and the export of American steel jobs overseas for the duration of the construction. The legislation was passed without meaningful reform, a corrupt giveaway to the fossil fuels corporations.
Most of the […]
In the 20th century, America discovered how to harness the power of fossil fuels. It was a powerful source of energy – for its time. That was generations ago, however, and America’s energy needs have changed.
Coal, methane, and crude oil don’t meet our century’s need for sustainable, clean, advanced sources of energy. Yet, the […]
This week, Senator Bernard Sanders offered an amendment to S.1, Republican legislation to approve the construction Keystone XL tar sands pipeline across the American Midwest. The amendment didn’t require any action. It simply consisted of the reality and urgency of climate change, affirming the following points:
“(1) climate change is real;
(2) climate change […]
H.R. 161, approved yesterday by the U.S House of Representatives, provides a special fast track for new fossil fuels pipelines planned to bring huge amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas, to market from fracking operations in the Marcellus Shale.
If it receives final passage into law, the bill will radically shorten the time voters have […]
Why would they vote this way, if jobs were the genuine Republican motivation for approving the Keystone XL Pipeline? Why are Senate Republicans so intent upon shipping American steel jobs overseas? […]
“There has been essentially no global warming since 1998.” — S. Fred. Singer, December 29 2014
“Bullshit.” — NASA
Even S. Fred Singer, famous for his stretching of data to deny global warming, is having a hard time using 1998 any more; he has to insert the modifier “essentially” to his “no global warming” […]
I’ve learned this morning about a new British passion. Well, actually, it’s an old passion, but it’s newly reborn. I’m talking about the scythe.
The scythe is an ancient tool with a curved wooden handle and a long metal blade. Before gasoline-powered lawn mowers, the scythe was the tool people used to cut grass.
Someone handed me “a water” this afternoon. I like to have water, not “a water” in a bottle, but the person walked away to give other people “a water” before I could say no thank you. So, I took a look.
Here’s what I see on this bottle. It says that what’s inside is “purified […]
Lisa Haven, writing for the right wing web site Before It’s News, predicts a wide range of disaster for 2015. She forecasts “the rise of a One World Religion, an economic collapse, policed streets, and more Biblical end times signs… riots, earthquakes and likely numerous deaths“. Yet, the headshot that goes along with her byline […]
At the WyoSkeptic blog, a new post has been placed in the “global cooling” category, a category that contains dozens of entries. WyoSkeptic’s latest post “shows” that global warming cannot be happening because the town of Gillette, Wyoming shows little change from 1978-2014.
The difference between Gillette, Wyoming over the past 36 years and the […]
Recent headlines suggest that the global cooling meme is still hot:
The Coeur D’Alene Press – Global cooling to intensify in the next 15-20 years.
Breitbart News – Global Cooling: Fall Snowstorm Stalls Northeast
The Inquisitr – Vladimir Putin Has Russia Invading Ukraine Over Global Cooling
NewsMax – NASA Scientists Puzzled by Global Cooling on […]