Thursday, June 27, 2013


Dumb Energy vs Smart Energy | NoFrakkingConsensus
Supplying electricity to a typical family for 12 hours requires the pedal power of 80 elite cyclists. The same amount of electricity can be purchased from the grid for under $5.
The Economist: ‘Stiff’ carbon tax could keep global warming below 2°C; ‘Polluters’ should start planning now |
Where’s the warming? And BTW, the 2°C is not science based.
Suffolk: Cold weather leads to ‘Peter Pan’ tadpoles - News - Ipswich Star
Experts and amphibian groups say they have seen an increase in the phenomenon, which means tadpoles do not change into frogs or newts – instead remaining in a state of extended childhood.
UN Climate Chief Welcomes Obama's Plan, Says U.S. Energy Czar Would Be Helpful
"I do think that an energy czar in the White House would be extraordinarily helpful," she said. "There has to be someone at a high level in the White House that can actually coordinate all of this and ensure that it gets done."  [Maybe the Department of Energy already has enough employees to get this done?]
United States Department of Energy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Employees 16,000 federal (2009)[1]
93,094 contract (2008)
Annual budget $30.6 billion (2012)
Sunrise Area at Mount Rainier Opens Friday - Summer - Bonney Lake-Sumner, WA Patch
Paradise, on the southern side of Mount Rainier sits at 5,400 feet and has recorded 744 inches of snowfall during the measurement period so far this year. The snowfall measurement period is from July 1 – June 30. Approximately 3-4 feet of snow is on the ground in the Sunrise area.

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