Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Around the world, oil aplenty, but no way to market - Quartz
ISTANBUL— Around the world—in North and South America, in East and West Africa, in Israel (the Tamar gasfield, pictured above), as well as Kurdistan and Russia—a fresh oil and natural gas boom is under way. There is so much new supply coming onto the market in the coming decade that it seems no one has bothered to tally all of it up.
Economics of coal: The most abundant fuel is declining here but increasing abroad. - Slate Magazine
Killing coal won’t happen any time soon. Living with it will be the trick.
Quadrant Online - The fine art of scaring children
Hmmm. The author may be referring to the prediction in 2005 by the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) of 50 million “climate refugees” by 2010.[1] An astute reporter for Asian Correspondent realized last year that the prediction had fallen due, but not a single “climate refugee” could be identified. Embarrassed, UNEP and its scientific boosters furtively rubbed out their map of 50 million climate refugees, circa 2010, and shifted the year out to 2020.

Let us move on to the next way-station along the kiddie-art climate trail.

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