Thursday, June 27, 2013


Twitter / ShawnOtto: Alister Doyle: the world may ...
Alister Doyle: the world may never get over the Copenhagen hangover. #wcsj2013
Twitter / ShawnOtto: Rosalia Omungo: most extreme ...
Rosalia Omungo: most extreme weather event in Kenya: snow! Showed news report. About 2 inches. 2010. #wcsj2013
Twitter / ShawnOtto: Rosalia Omungo: climate change ...
Rosalia Omungo: climate change stories will sell if they are well told. Focus on what's new about it and focus on people #wcsj2013
Twitter / ShawnOtto: Rosialia Omungo: or focus on ...
Rosialia Omungo: or focus on story behind the story, makes it easier. Go behind the headline. Why was drought there in first place #wcsj2013
Twitter / doug_parr: Davey: I've been attacked by ...
Davey: I've been attacked by vocal minority of conspiracy theorists for stating climate change is real, happening and a risk #ukenergy
EPA e-mails reveal ‘Richard Windsor’ personally updated about Steve Milloy column calling for Lisa Jackson resignation |
Unfortunately, Richard Windsor’s no doubt colorful commentary has been redacted.
Canadian paper: Obama climate-Keystone link ‘more cynical ploy than principled substance’ |
Keystone is in America’s best interest, and certainly Canada’s, but if our government wants Keystone to go ahead, it has to acknowledge U.S. concerns about climate change. It can’t appeal to fear of non-North American sources of oil; it can’t just trumpet jobs, jobs, jobs. It can’t demonize environmentalists as “radicals;” not when the president has taken their side — even if Obama’s connection of the pipeline to his climate rhetoric is more cynical ploy than principled substance.

1 comment:

Fred said...

much worse . . . eco hypocrisy writ very, very, very large

"President Obama's pronouncement Tuesday that the Keystone XL pipeline would only be approved if it produced no net change in greenhouse gas emissions was no surprise to Tom Steyer.

A few days earlier, the billionaire hedge fund manager -- and big Obama donor -- had warned the president not to "trade" action on greenhouse gases for approval of Keystone XL. The warning was delivered as Steyer launched a summer-long social media campaign "We Love Our Land," with a goal to kill Keystone and keep Canadian oil bottled up in the tar sands.

"We really cannot afford 40 to 50 years of development of a humongous oil reserve that's twice as bad -- soup to nuts -- as normal crude," Steyer told a gathering at the National Press Club.

But critics have accused Steyer of hypocrisy.

Twenty-seven years ago, he founded Farallon Capital, which built much of its wealth on shrewd investments in fossil fuels. Farallon made millions for its investors, and left Steyer with a net worth estimated by Forbes at $1.4 billion.

One of Farallon's biggest holdings is in U.S. pipeline company Kinder Morgan, which has plans to expand a major competitor to Keystone -- the TransMountain pipeline. It carries tar sands oil from Edmonton to British Columbia's west coast for export to Asia. If Kinder Morgan gets approval for the expansion, TransMountain would carry 900,000 barrels of tar sands oil every day"