Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Japan, Iraq, gas prices, and other disasters

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 After such a convoluted week, this weeks’ Op/Ed may seem a bit convoluted as well, so bear with me. I’ll do my best to tie everything in. After suffering one of the worst earthquakes in history, followed by a massive tsunami that may have caused more death & destruction than the quake itself, Japan’s worst […]

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March 14, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Middle East, Money, Politics, War

Understanding “Global Warming” in 30 seconds.

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 Happy New Year! You may have noticed that precious little attention has been paid to the subject of “Global Climate Change” since the Obama Administration took office. A few minor policies here and there. But where is that desperately needed “Green Jobs Program” when unemployment is pushing 10% and the nations weather patterns are going […]

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January 3, 2011
Posted in: Environment, Global Warming, myth busting

Name ONE thing the Tea Party stands for that helps People more than Corporations

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 Last Saturday was Glenn Beck’s “I Have a Scheme” rally (credit to Wonkette for the pun). Though it was dubbed “not a political rally”, no question that the 99% white crowd consisted almost entirely of Tea Party teanuts with politics on their mind. The theme of the rally was “Restoring Honor”. Restoring honor? This is […]

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August 30, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Healthcare, Money, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Is BP preparing to reduce presense in Gulf as soon as well is killed?

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 Last May, barely a month after the “Deepwater Horizon” exploded off the coast of Louisiana, Right Wing cranks were already dismissing the expected environmental impact of the “spill” (see my video: “Where’s the oil?”). Now that the well has been capped (but not plugged or killed) and all that toxic dispersant has reduced the appearance […]

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August 2, 2010
Posted in: Energy Independence, Environment, Predictions

If I Were President. The mistakes Obama is making.

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 “If I were President…”. How many conversations have started like that? The other day, my mother… whom agrees with me politically… asked if I thought President Obama was doing a good job. There is a mood in the country (myself included) that is frustrated that President Obama doesn’t seem to “get it” on a range […]

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June 14, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Money, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me, War

How to fix everything: The oil leak, the Gaza blockade, unemployment

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 Why is it that for every dumb problem, there is an overly complex & doomed to failure “solution”? The Gulf of Mexico is quickly becoming choked with thick brown oil sludge as “fix” after “fix” fails miserably. As if things weren’t bad enough for Israel, last weeks “siege” of a cargo ship filled with “humanitarian […]

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June 7, 2010
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Money, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me

Two Weeks Ago they were asking, “Where’s the oil?”

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 Three weeks after the April 20th explosion on the “Deepwater Horizon” oil drilling platform 26 miles out to sea in the Gulf of Mexico, the deluge of oil pouring into the waters had yet to reach the coast. Partly because it had so far to travel, and partly because BP was permitted (for no rational […]

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May 31, 2010
Posted in: Energy Independence, Environment, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Last Week’s News from Bizarro World.

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 You know “Bizarro World”… that fictional alternate universe where everybody dresses like Superman and has super powers. But in their world, “Bad” is “Good” and right is wrong? Living among so many Republicans here in Texas, it can feel like that sometimes. A LOT of things happened last week, each of which could fill a […]

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May 3, 2010
Posted in: Energy Independence, Environment, Politics

Myth Busting: “In Search Of…” 1970’s “Global Cooling” hype.

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 While Washington D.C. and the surrounding area attempts to dig itself out from under “The Snow-pocolypse”, Global Warming deniers are back at it again, pointing to it and the unusually blizzardly (pardon the new word) Winter we’ve been having… mixed in with last Falls “leaked Climate-Gate emails” as PROOF that “Global Warming” is actually a […]

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February 8, 2010
Posted in: Environment, Global Warming, myth busting, Politics, Rants