We’d like to think that science is impartial, but money talks. Greenwashing A new study analyzed 1,168,194 sentences within 1,706 academic reports from 26 university energy research centers, three of which got their funding primarily from the natural gas industry. The study found that the three university energy research centers that were funded primarily by fossil
Those that enjoyed the bounty of income literally pumped out of the ground have left tens of thousands of defunct wells for society to clean up. Once you punch a hole down into fossil fuel rich strata, you have created a channel for the nasty stuff to travel to higher layers and to the atmosphere.
Looks like the regulators and responsible party are dithering, while those whose wells were contaminated tough it out. One more example of the emptiness of claims that fracking can be done safely. WATER WAIT: Months after a frack out at a gas well in Greene County, residents in one community are still dependent on bottled water, some having
Spills The latest estimate from the Colonial Pipeline spill in August of 2020 in a nature preserve in North Carolina now puts the spilled amount of gasoline at 2 million gallons, up from the company’s original estimate of 63,000 gallons. The company claims that it’s managed to suck three-quarters of the spill out of the ground
Despite the fact that our climate verges on irreparable damage from atmospheric carbon, the fuel industry lumbers on to get more carbon out of the ground and into the environment. Let’s keep it in the ground folks!
Pennsylvania will grant $1.7 billion in tax breaks to Shell for locating its new Plastics plan in Western PA. But the money isn’t all the legislature gave away. The plant will be permitted to spew pollutants into the air. All this so that the world can have more plastics. The upside? About 500 new jobs
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
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
Celebrated naturalist and filmmaker Sir David Attenborough speaks at COP26 Climate Summit. Watch: