Archive for the 'Environment' Category

Cartoon: A Little Loophole

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Cartoon: A Loophole

A Little Rurality

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

David Wharton shares memories shaped by the Haw river:
In high summer the fireflies would settle in the trees after their dipping twilight mating flights and just pulse, their yellow glow contrasting with the thick icy white of the Milky Way. Late at night the whippoorwills would wake us up with their loud, repeating cries. In [...]

Cartoon: Haw River

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Cartoon: Haw River

Global Warming: Pick a Column

Monday, July 16th, 2007

A bit oversimplified, as he admits, but it’s an interesting argument. He addresses some criticisms here, here, and here.
(Via The Talent Show)

A Pledge for Inhofe

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

During yesterday’s Senate hearing, Senator Inhofe asked Al Gore to sign an “energy ethics pledge” which read:
As a believer:

that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;
that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;
that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse [...]

Wagering on Warming

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Bubba over at Noteworthy approvingly quotes an article by Richard Lindzen disputing that there’s any consensus on global warming. Lindzen takes issue with Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and sounds pretty sure that there’s not much we can be sure about with regards to global warming.
How sure is he? Not very, according to James [...]

An Inconvenient Truth

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

I finally got to see An Inconvenient Truth this weekend. One of the most striking parts was when Gore addresssed the common argument that we’re simply experiencing nothing more than cyclical variations in temperature and CO2 levels. He displayed a series of charts showing data taken from ice core samples which did indeed reveal cyclical [...]

The Business of Global Warming

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

A post by DarkSyde at DailyKos takes a look at one way to untangle the arguments surrounding global warming:
One of the best ways to cut through the propaganda about the risk of potentially dangerous activity is to look at what businesses with a financial stake in getting it right are doing.
Who has a financial stake [...]

Just one word: Plastics

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Sunday’s News and Record had a set of columns on the opinion page debating the implications of peak oil. On the “Pro” side, Steve Yetiv argued that we need to start working on alternatives now to stave off the worst effects of the decline of oil production. Scott Tinker argued the “Con” side, saying that [...]

Nuclear comeback?

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Alabama and Mississippi are under consideration as potential locations for a new nuclear power plant:
A consortium of utilities has picked two sites in Alabama and Mississippi as possible locations for what could be the first nuclear power plant built in the United States in more than three decades.
The consortium emphasized that no decision had yet [...]