Seven years. It has been seven years since I first wrote about this. The current episode of NOVA on PBS is now raising the same concern. Our lack of aggressive action to reduce carbon dioxide and methane produced by our civilization may have already launched an instability that can’t be reversed. Watch this: What to
One of our contributors discovered “Explore a Fracking Operation – Virtually” – a website that lets you see photographs of the various stages of fracking operations. Those who have not traveled to the regions where fracking is done may be surprised at the scale of this industry. Well drilling and fracking requires hundreds of heavy
Fossil fuel apologists hasten to remind us that mother nature produces far more methane than oil and gas producers. But we don’t control the methane released by wetlands and thawing permafrost. Society does have the means to control its production of methane through fossil fuel production and agriculture. And, it is this production and burning
Celebrated naturalist and filmmaker Sir David Attenborough speaks at COP26 Climate Summit. Watch:
Corporations are not people, contrary to popular belief. They are legal constructs designed to bundle up real and intangible property and the responsibilities that go with ownership of the bundle. This allows you and me to own a share of General Motors and not be responsible for its debts and liabilities if the enterprise fails.
Spotlight PA reports: SINK HOLES: Chester County commissioners want Pennsylvania regulators to shut down a portion of the Mariner East pipeline, saying at least seven sinkholes have developed since January in one township, per WHYY. The push comes days after Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission unveiled a raft of proposed pipeline safety regulations, some inspired by ongoing issues along
Drillers and those who supply the chemicals they use are secretive about the magic sauce they inject to open the fissures and free the gas. Spotlight PA in Harrisburg and WHYY in Philadelphia are investigating reports that those chemicals may include toxic PFAS. Nothing that fracking companies do improves the quality of air and water,
Political winds change. As unprecidented weather extremes become the rule, and other events make climate change real for most rational people, those who fostered disinformation and propaganda in a effort to delay action may be held accountable.
The abandonment of the project by its developer is good news. But the economic environment that made it attractive to big oil hasn’t changed much. Because the cost of oil is low thanks to many hidden subsidies and costs born by the public at large, there is still plenty of incentive to burn the fuel