Monday, September 23, 2013


Greenpeace: talking out of a polar bear’s arse | Ben Pile | spiked
But what about the Arctic: is it in immediate peril? Greenpeace is not in favour of drilling for oil anywhere, which somewhat defeats the logic of this new emphasis on the Arctic. It is merely a symbol of an unspoiled ideal, populated with polar bears and indigenous people, with only contrived, emotional significance. And is Shell really leading the campaign to make use of this largely desolate, hostile and vast landscape? In fact, a number of oil companies have interests in the Arctic, including Shell, BP, Exxon, Statoil and Conoco. But pretending that just one company is ‘leading the charge’ serves Greenpeace better than telling the truth.

The story that the entire Arctic region is in peril, and that this threat is the product of just one company’s actions, is a strategy intended to demonstrate the NGO’s muscle, and to turn complex matters that emerge from the process of development into a simple moral story of goodies versus baddies.
Climate change - five minutes before midnight - WWF UK Blog
Speaking recently in Delhi, Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that the world was running out of time to tackle the threat of uncontrolled climate change, saying “we have five minutes before midnight.”
Reuters market analyst throttles EPA carbon capture claims in coal rule |
CCS is still far too expensive to compete with other forms of power generation

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