Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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."

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.
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“@etzpcm: Looks like a real tactical blunder by @NeilAdger , climate gatekeeping still in action.”
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@Chris_C_Horner Gore's gutless refusal to debate this issue, along with most of his comrades, speaks volumes as to how little he knows
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@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?

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