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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Just Where are we on Next-Gen Nukes?

Last night’s post got me thinking I should review just where we are with “Next generation Nuclear power”. About where I thought. Lots of ideas. 2030 time frame for working prototypes, which will need a decade or so to prove themselves. I get it that small,  modular, safe reactors, if economic, would be a big

2018-07-18 13:54   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Could Trade War Be Climate Tool?

Suggestion to US trading partners still in the Paris Agreement – If you’re going to have a trade war, well, could it be targeted on carbon emitters? Inside Climate News: As the Trump administration’s trade war heats up, a group of experts is proposing a new way to counter protectionism—and prod the United States back

2018-07-18 13:13   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Growing: Worries. And Japan’s Plutonium Pile..

Two most obvious existential threats to civilization – climate change and nuclear war. You could probably add in the odd asteroid strike, but that’s more hypothetical. The other two are demonstrably happening. ChannelNewsAsia: TOKYO: Japan has amassed enough plutonium to make 6,000 atomic bombs as part of a programme to fuel its nuclear plants, but

2018-07-18 06:06   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Sheryl Crow – I Wouldn’t Wanna Be Like You

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2018-07-17 02:38   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Forever Foodfight: Meat v Meatless

This post was inspired by a long twitter discussion by Mike Mann on the subject of agricultural impacts on climate. This is a myth that was promoted by “Cowspiracy” and is based on erroneous math/accounting. See @UCSUSA: https://t.co/uXEOkI29bd https://t.co/fF69a9V8QH — Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) July 15, 2018 First of all, in my presentations, when the

2018-07-16 16:32   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: As GOP Repels the Young, Climate and Renewable Energy Awareness Grows

If you are a climate denier, polling shows you are likely to be old, poorly educated, and male. That checks out. ThinkProgress: A record number of Americans — nearly three quarters — understand there is “solid evidence” that global warming is happening, according to a new poll. And a record number (60 percent) said they

2018-07-16 14:00   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Food Waste is Huge Carbon Source

A sea of waste. One in three caught fish are never eaten.#WednesdayWisdompic.twitter.com/DHNyVsn6bo https://t.co/DHNyVsn6bo — Precision Homes (@PrecisionHomes_) July 12, 2018 Christian Science Monitor: When Kimbal Musk and some fellow business associates hosted a conference on global food waste in 2011, seven people showed up. So it was noteworthy when, in September, Mr. Musk, a…

2018-07-14 14:24   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Nat King Cole – Nature Boy

A song well ahead of its time? I think so. Dynamite contemporary cover below.

2018-07-14 14:20   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: How Wind Turbines Bolster Rural America

I’m creating a series of short videos on renewable energy’s inroads in the American Heartland. These are based on my interview with University of Michigan researcher Sara Mills – who has studied impacts of wind energy in Michigan’s rural counties and villages.   More below. Advertisements

2018-07-13 14:52   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Awesome Greenland Glacier Calving

CBC: All was quiet on June 22 as Canadian husband-and-wife scientists David and Denise Holland settled in for the night off Greenland’s Helheim Glacier. The glacier researchers from New York University had spent four nights on the south side of Helheim but had just set up camp on the north side. Denise had positioned her

2018-07-13 12:52   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Bob Dylan – The Death of Emmett Til

USAToday: JACKSON, Miss. – The FBI is once again investigating the grisly murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy whose abduction lit a fire under the civil rights movement in 1955. And even after 63 years, the news couldn’t come soon enough for Emmett’s relatives. “We want the process to work, and we want justice to

2018-07-13 00:03   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Zero Hour: Youth Climate March Coming to DC July 21

Baltimore Sun: Research connects flooding and sea level rises to a warming climate. What we need now is action — policies to strengthen climate adaptation plans, making communities more resilient in the face of natural disasters; and policies that enhance climate mitigation, decrease our greenhouse gas emissions and keep our planet’s temperature under check. Such

2018-07-12 14:53   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Poll Reaffirms support for NASA’s Mission: Study Climate. Meanwhile, Former Denier Comes around..

Above, after a months of running NASA, former climate denier Jim Bridenstine, to his credit, “got it” about climate science. Says he did some reading and study. Huh. Me too. Earther: Most of us (understandably) associate NASA with rockets and space exploration, but the space agency also keeps an eye on our home planet. And

2018-07-12 14:39   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Michigan Utility Will Pursue Paris Climate Goals with Sun, Wind

More from the remarkable series of interviews I conducted in Traverse City, MI a few weeks ago, at a the Michigan Clean Energy Conference & Expo. Remarkable because of the things I was hearing from Michigan’s major utilities, about a commitment to efficiency and renewable energy in coming decades. This is language that we were not

2018-07-12 01:42   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Solar Charged EV. $3.20 in Gas Last Year. What’d You Pay?

2018-07-12 01:40   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Can a Radical New Gas Turbine Be a Zero Carbon Solution?

Well, only if they can solve the problem of methane loss at every stage of the production process. But those problems are solvable, essentially with monitoring, commitment, and some chewing gum and duct tape. Next problem is, you’ve got a whole lot of carbon, what to do with it? I think wind and solar are

2018-07-11 10:28   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Frank Turner – Make America Great Again (by making Racists Ashamed again..)

A Brit with an abiding love for America might have written an anthem for the #Resistance. There’s 1:13 worth of intro, but worth it. “Make America Great Again” Well I know I’m just an ignorant Englishman But I’d like to make America great again So if you’d forget my accent and the cheek of it

2018-07-11 01:51   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Stephen Colbert on Pruitt’s Departure

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2018-07-10 20:10   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Truth About “Civility”. Why I Confronted Scott Pruitt.

Instructing the ignorant is not uncivil. I was taught in parochial school that it is a fundamental act of mercy. Kristin Mink in Vox: When I saw Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in a tea house last week, I walked up to him and told him to resign. Three days later, he was gone.

2018-07-10 20:01   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: New Justice Nominee will Aim to Kill Climate Protection, People, and Planet

Good Catholic though, so I’ve heard. Bloomberg News: Judge Brett Kavanaugh is President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. During his time on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the former clerk for Kennedy and staff secretary for President George W. Bush

2018-07-10 15:49   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Climate Change Reveals Cracks in Aging Grid

Above, Retired General Richard Zilmer recently spoke nearby about the critical need for grid infrastructure improvements in the United States, calling the current grid “fragile, antiquated, and subject to single points of failure”. And it was not designed with modern, distributed renewable energy in mind. We hear briefly from a German official who describes the rock-steady-although-

2018-07-09 13:25   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: As Super Typhoon Maria Bears Down on China, a Chinese Researcher’s Cyclone Insights

Climate deniers have a myopic view of global cyclone activity, and often will refer to the count of hurricanes impacting the US coast as some kind of global indicator. Above, Chinese Researcher Lijing Cheng and NCAR’s Kevin Trenberth remind us that by far the larger number of global Tropical Cyclones (variously called Hurricanes in the

2018-07-09 00:53   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: The Weekend Wonk: Capturing Carbon with Soils

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2018-07-08 14:04   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Update: Midwest Utility Says Goodbye to Coal, No more Gas, We’re Going Solar

I posted a video interview last week with a Resource Planner for Michigan’s largest electric utility – Consumers Energy – in which she described the decision to forego new gas turbines, in favor of solar, some wind, and efficiency. Above, a recent local television spot describes further the steps to shut down coal plants.  The

2018-07-07 14:42   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Carbon Capture and Storage: Not There Yet

Sobering evaluation of current carbon capture technology.

2018-07-07 14:42   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Snapshots from a Hot Planet

Los Angeles Times: Several places broke heat records for the day, including downtown Los Angeles, which hit 108 degrees. Van Nuys and Burbank airports set all-time records of 117 and 114 degrees, respectively. The San Diego County community of Ramona reached its highest recorded temperature — 112 degrees — by 11 a.m., forecasters said, and

2018-07-07 14:30   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Krugman: Big Business Sees Results of its 30 year War on Expertise

40 years of stoking racism and resentment, while crushing public education, and now you’re surprised? Paul Krugman in the NYTimes: What do I mean by cynical politics? Partly I mean the tacit alliance between businesses and the wealthy, on one side, and racists on the other, that is the essence of the modern conservative movement.

2018-07-06 17:51   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: In the US South, Climate Change Makes Poverty, Disease, Worse

Southerly: When Pamela Rush flushes her toilet, the waste flows out the back of her sky blue mobile home through a yellowing plastic pipe and empties just a few yards away in a soggy pit of mud, weeds, and dead grass. On a hot day in mid-May, Rush walked around her yard in rural Lowndes

2018-07-06 17:37   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Music Break: Israel Nash – Rolling On

It’s hot. Chill with this Austin-based Psyche-billy gem. Advertisements

2018-07-05 19:43   Click to comment

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Deniers Fail to Blunt Hansen’s Accurate Climate Forecast

Since the 30th Anniversary of Jim Hansen’s 1988 climate predictions, the usual climate denial suspects have been furiously spinning the story to distort the record. Famously, Hansen posited 3 scenarios, A, B, and C – with A assuming very high Greenhouse gas outputs, and very high temp rise – the scenario assumed, for instance, a

2018-07-05 15:01   Click to comment


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