Another Week of Climate Disruption News - May 11, 2014

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Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck Years

May 11, 2014

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Laugh. I dare ya:

And for those who enjoy challenging Poe's Law:


The battle over the Northern Gateway pipeline rages on:

There is wrangling over the NEB trying to restrict the Kinder Morgan expansion hearings:

What's the state of the West Coast salmon fishery?

Meanwhile in BC:

Meanwhile in that Mechanical Mordor known as the tar sands:

Also in Alberta:

In Ontario, Wynne has been forced into an election. Poll date is June 12th:

In the Maritimes:

And on the American political front:

The Keystone XL wheel grinds slowly. And it grinds woe:

Leaks and spills:

Jeez! It's getting hard to keep all the spills and leaks straight. You need a map. Let's see...:

  1. In West Virginia, Freedom Industries spilled coal cleaning chemicals into the Elk river
  2. In the Gulf of Mexico, BP and company had the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  3. Colorado fracking - spills galore

In West Virginia, Freedom Industries spilled coal cleaning chemicals into the Elk river:

The BP disaster continues to twist US politics:

Colorado fracking is messy:

The GOP War on Women continues. See also:

Looking ahead to the 2014 & 2016 elections:

Obama exercised a symbol this week:

The actions of the Obama administration are being watched closely:

As for what is going on in Congress:

The movement toward a long term ecologically viable economics is glacial:

In nature, there is no garbage:

IPAT [Impact = Population * Affluence * Technology] raised its head once again:

Apocalypso anyone?

How do the corporate media measure up?

While activists search for effective communication techniques:


  • 2014/05/09: KSJT: On Science Blogs: More on how to change attitudes regarding climate change

    Here is something for your library:

    And for your film & video enjoyment:

    As for podcasts:

    Meanwhile among the 'Sue the Bastards!' contingent:

    Developing a new energy infrastructure is a fundamental challenge of the current generation:

    What do you have in energy comparisons and transitions?

    What's changing in energy investments?

    Hey! Let's contaminate the aquifers for thousands of years! It'll be a fracking gas!

    On the coal front:

    On the gas and oil front:

    Ships and boats and trains -- How to tranport the stuff?

    Marvelous! Now the USA has their own Mechanical Mordor:

    The answer my friend...

    Meanwhile among the solar aficionados:

    The nuclear energy controversy continues:

    Nuclear waste storage requires _very_ long term thinking:

    How are the utilities adjusting (or not)?

    And then there is the matter of efficiency & conservation:

    As for Energy Storage:

    The reaction of business to climate change will be critical:

    What do we have in (weekly) lists?

    The carbon lobby are up to the usual:

    Note: You may notice my denialist coverage flagging. I am finding it increasingly difficult to give any attention to these people.

    Meanwhile in the 'clean coal' saga:


  • 2014/05/09: EurActiv: UK advertising watchdog launches probe into Peabody 'clean coal' ad

    So why is nothing getting done?

    As for climate miscellanea:

    And here are a couple of sites you may find interesting and/or useful:

    Low Key Plug


    My first novel _Water_ was published in May 2007. An Introduction is available.
    My most recent novel _The Bottleneck Years_ is being serialized online atmy siteand on AFTIC at Table of Contents
    If you want further information, see A Gentle Introduction. If you want a copy, see The Deal.
    An overview of my writing is available here.

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    P.S. Recent postings can be found in the week archive and the ancient postings can be accessed here, which should open to this.

    I notice moyhu has set up a monster index to old AWoGWN on AFTIC.

    "It is very easy to falsify the theory of global warming by greenhouse gasses. If there would be an unexplained temperature drop of one degree and it would stay there for a decade, the theory is completely dead. If the same thing happens to the ocean heat content, the theory is dead within a year." -Eingestellt von Victor Venema

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