Abe to Ask Obama for Shale Exports as Japan’s Gas Bill Soars - Bloomberg
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will ask U.S. President Barack Obama to allow shale gas exports as the world’s third-largest economy grapples with soaring energy costs after 2011’s nuclear disaster closed reactors. [Why don't they just use allegedly cost-competitive solutions like solar panels and wind turbines?]Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog: Interesting Timing to be Removed from GEC Editorial Board
Five days ago I critiqued a shoddy paper by Brysse et al. 2013 which appeared in the journal Global Environmental Change. Today I received notice from the editor-in chief and executive editor that I have been asked to "step down from the journal." They say that it is to "give other scientists the chance to gain experience of editorial duties."Twitter / RogerPielkeJr
Over the past 20 years I have served on the editorial boards of about a dozen or so academic journals. I have rolled off some when my term was up, and continued for many years with others. I have never received a mid-term request to step down from any journal. My 6 years with the GEC editorial board is not long in academia, and certainly much shorter than many other serving members.
Are my critique and the request to step down related? I can't say. It is interesting timing to be sure. Perhaps it is an odd coincidence. Perhaps not.
“@etzpcm: Looks like a real tactical blunder by @NeilAdger , climate gatekeeping still in action.”Twitter / BigJoeBastardi
@Chris_C_Horner Gore's gutless refusal to debate this issue, along with most of his comrades, speaks volumes as to how little he knowsTwitter / BigJoeBastardi
@Chris_C_Horner That 4.20/gallon gas on the southside of Chicago that Gores policies cause is doing a lot for the poor, eh?