Category Archives: Fossil besmirchment

What is nature worth?

by Brendan Barrett in Our World 2.0. Nothing comes close to the degree of change happening in biodiversity, I find it stunning that until the next asteroid slams into this planet, it’s going to be humans more than any force … Continue reading

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Earth Day assessments

Here are some interviews on Democracy Now! that offer some assessment of Earth Day 2011: Vandana Shiva and Maude Barlow on the rights of Mother Earth. “People are already joking: ‘Oh, you’re talking about rights for ticks and rights for … Continue reading

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The crime against the children

Do you have young children? Do you know what they are going to have to face in their lives? This is a crime, pure and simple. Boehner, Inhofe, and his climate-crank friends like to talk about the immorality of the … Continue reading

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A sea in flames

Here’s Carl Safina: The worst environmental disaster in history isn’t the oil that gets away. It’s the oil we burn, the coal we burn, the gas we burn. The real catastrophic spill is the carbon dioxide billowing from our tailpipes … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben at PowerShift

Check out Bill McKibben‘s speech at PowerShift. The majority in our House of Representatives apparently believe that because they can amend the tax laws, they can amend the Laws of Nature, too. The radicals in this fight are not the … Continue reading

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5 million barrels of oil does not disappear

Here is an excellent and informative (damning) interview author activist Antonia Juhasz on Democracy Now! (her book = Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill). We still have oil coating the bottom of the ocean. We still … Continue reading

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Prescription for survival: A debate between antinuke and anticoal

Please see this short debate on Democracy Now!. A plague on both your houses! Just put the emphasis, the scientific research, the funding toward solar and wind and other sustainable!

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Charting the human cost of different types of energy

by Nicholas Kusnetz and Marian Wang at ProPublica Since this time last year, we’ve seen a deadly mine disaster, the worst oil spill in U.S. history, and now a nuclear crisis in Japan. That got us wondering—how does one compare … Continue reading

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The real job killers

Here is from David Fenton’s blog: “To hear the mainstream discourse tell it, clean energy may be a nice idea, but it’s prohibitively expensive. Going green, it’s said, will cost jobs and strangle growth at a time when America must … Continue reading

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