I was listening to some podcasts a few weeks back, and I heard this guy speak. I’ve now watched the video and I have to say, in terms of political issues of the day, this has got to be one of the most important talks ever given. I say this for 3 reasons. 1) There… Continue reading TED Talks – How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change
I was curious to read this on Idiot’s blog. Maui’s dolphin is the world’s most endangered dolphin species, with only 55 existing in the world. The biggest threat to their survival is fishermen, who have killed five of them in the past decade. But despite the loss of 10% of this critically endangered population, the government… Continue reading Set nets
Flicked over to The Standard this morning and this appeared in the header. Sort of sick, isn’t it? Greenpeace is of course making the point that we should ban offshore drilling. Apparently abusing the corpse of a penguin who died in oil from the results of an incompetent ship’s crew demonstrates that we should ignore the fact that… Continue reading Greenpeace Exploits the dead
Idiot has his analysis of the climate change deal: In other words, our governments at Durban have just decided to let the planet burn, so they can continue to live in artificial, unsustainable comfort for another decade. This isn’t just a matter of them ruining the world for their children and grandchildren; they’re also ruining it… Continue reading Climate change – we have a deal!
Saw this post via twitter. It goes through what has happened, the safety measures, why they failed etc etc. The plant came close to a core meltdown. Here is the worst-case scenario that was avoided: If the seawater could not have been used for treatment, the operators would have continued to vent the water steam to avoid… Continue reading Good Post on Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants
I feel a little faint. “The United States and New Zealand are both delighted to see the extent of the sea ice breakout this year because it does mean that we are dealing with much cleaner ice, much shallower ice in terms of ice-breaking channels, and new sea ice that freezes for the runways,” Mr… Continue reading Shock – Something *not* caused by Global Warming
A little unfair in places, but mostly right on the money.
The video below is scary on several levels. Watching it, I decided that there is no way on earth that an organisation like Greenpeace could produce a video like this. To me, whoever produced this was on a clear mission to portray Greenpeace as a fascist organisation, who would use violent threats to change environmental… Continue reading How to get your point across
DRJ at Patterico explains here. Birnbaum came in for heavy criticism of MMS’ handling of the Deepwater Horizon/BP Gulf oil project. The general tone of the critique was that MMS had not paid enough attention to regulating such environmentally sensitive undertakings. What received less attention was why that attention wasn’t paid, and that was because… Continue reading Obama’s emphasis on “Green” energy may have contributed to the oil spill
TVHE explains. The ETS is a scheme to raise the funds to pay for our Kyoto Liability. Even if you don’t believe in global warming, we have a liability that is based on carbon emissions. As a nation, either people who produce the carbon pay for it – or everyone pays for it through higher… Continue reading Why the ETS will (and must) go forward