Sunday, September 15, 2013


Gulf’s $1.5 trillion oil wildcat play marks post-spill drilling 'renaissance' | Alaska Dispatch
In two years, twice as many deepwater rigs – 60 – will be operating in the Gulf compared to just before the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and they could be pumping as much as 2 million barrels a day by 2020, according to Wood Mackenzie, Ltd., an industry research firm.
The price of ice: How thawing liquid might become the Arctic's most precious asset | Alaska Dispatch
Now, though, with the hype surrounding methane hydrates, even permafrost could have a value based on its carbon storage. A country or community could be paid not to develop the methane hydrates locked into the ice based on its carbon value.
Author warns about climate change at CA conference - SFGate
"Scientists are quite clear that we will raise the temperature 4 to 5 degrees in the course of this century on our current trajectory," [McKibben] said. "If that happens, then we can't have civilization in the places and ways we've had them."
Secondhand Breath? ‘Make greenhouse gases as offensive to us as cigarette smoke,’ says Sierra Club |
“Where is the leadership in government, in the private sector, and in the media, to help make greenhouse gases as offensive to us as cigarette smoke has become?”
The PJ Tatler » New IPCC Report Eases Global Warming Prediction
The most plausible explanation has always been that the scientists have simply been wrong — that their flawed models and questionable methodologies gave the wrong answers to legitimate scientific questions. The problem is that change in the consensus won’t come overnight. In the meantime, governments will ignore this gradual walk back by the IPCC and continue to act as if the world will end unless we give them control of the world’s economies.

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