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Well, Alrighty then. Using Emergency Powers to Fight Climate Change

February 15, 2019 - 3:34pm
As long as it’s an actually emergency, might as well. Legal Planet: Republicans are apparently worried that if Trump could use emergency powers by declaring border security a national emergency, the next president could do the same thing for climate change. There’s no doubt that this would be far more legitimate than Trump’s wall effort.  […]
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Republicans: Climate Change is Real, Let’s Do Nothing.

February 15, 2019 - 8:33am
  John Shimkus in 2009. Below, John Shimkus today. Proving that evolution is real, but maybe not “intelligent design”. Rep. Fred Upton, R-MI, Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill, Rep. Greg Walden, R-OR, in RealClearPolicy: Climate change is real, and as Republican Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, we are focused on solutions. A serious, […]
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New Video – Young People on Climate: We’re Not Asking

February 14, 2019 - 11:32am
  ThinkProgress: The Green New Deal resolution introduced last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) states that fighting climate change requires “a new national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization on a scale not seen since World War II.” The world’s leading climate scientists agree. In 2015, for instance, they called for […]
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“Methane Bomb” Row Continues

February 11, 2019 - 12:08pm
I posted a clip from my interview with Mike Mann over the weekend, in regard to the “methane bomb” madness – Mike agrees with mainstream science that this particular doomsday scenario is overblown – a lot of folks mad at me on the twitter machine. But it’s not like this is a new idea.  Gavin […]
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Tale of Two Ohio Counties

February 10, 2019 - 11:26am
Above, the Weather Channel’s Kait Parker did an investigation of anti-wind activists in Ohio. Below, update on how anti-winders have succeeded in degrading the credit rating of at least one county. Checks and Balances Project: This is a tale of two Ohio counties. While Van Wert County ended all wind energy development last year, Paulding, […]
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The Dodo: Rescuing Camp Fire Cats

February 9, 2019 - 5:22pm
This guy just keeps rescuing cats who got lost in the wildfire months ago
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Maher: No, Both Sides Don’t do It

February 9, 2019 - 5:12pm
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Mike Mann on the Arctic “Methane Bomb”

February 9, 2019 - 12:07pm
Well, I didn’t get into this to make friends – but one of the benefits of this work is that, over the last dozen years, I’ve come to know a number of the most well known experts in a variety of fields. They’ve been my mentors, my teachers, and in some cases, yup, my friends. […]
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Music Break: Artists and Wind Turbines

February 9, 2019 - 11:30am
I don’t speak French, so I hope they’re saying nice things about wind turbines. And how did they mic those instruments to dampen the wind noise? After I posted my piece “Wind Turbines are Beautiful”, someone sent me this link. Artists and Climate Change: The three musicians from the coastal city of Gaspé are, left […]
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A (Qualified) Physician Weighs in on Wind Turbines and Health

February 8, 2019 - 1:09pm
Dr Jeffrey Ellenbogen is a certified Neurologist who specializes in acoustics and the health impacts of sound on human bodies. He was 6 years director of the Harvard/Mass General Sleep lab, and a Professor at Harvard Medical School. He was lead author for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s study of wind turbine health effects. […]
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Methane Video Provokes Thoughtful Discussion

February 8, 2019 - 8:50am
Some of the kinder things that have been directed at me, and the scientists interviewed in the most recent This is Not Cool video. Frozen Earth: Several high–profile voices from David Attenborough and Stephen Hawking to scientists and world leaders have stated in recent years that Climate Change is the defining or most important issue […]
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About those Energy Subsidies..

February 8, 2019 - 8:43am
Criss Crossing the state to listen in on the orchestrated theater that is the anti-wind movement, perhaps the one bogus argument heard more than any other is the complaint that renewable energy only exists because of subsidies. Above, History channel celeb Marty Lagina made money in the Oil and Gas business before, a dozen years ago, […]
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Wind Turbines Are Beautiful

February 7, 2019 - 7:07pm
On the occasion of the approval for what looks like the largest Wind park in Michigan, almost 400 MW – I wrote an op-ed for the Mt Pleasant, MI newspaper. Mt Pleasant Morning Sun: Are wind turbines beautiful? I think so – but it’s normal for each individual’s eyes to respond differently to something new. […]
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Return of the Methane Bomb Squad

February 7, 2019 - 3:07pm
My most recent video has been extremely controversial and I’ve gotten a lot of blowback – in short, because the message is, “no, we’re not all going to imminently die, so chill out, we have work to do.” I push back on some of the fever swamps of the internet where the climate message is […]
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NASA Releases Temp Data for 2018

February 7, 2019 - 1:26pm
NASA: Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Global temperatures in 2018 were 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.83 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies […]
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Renewables Role in the Vortex Crisis

February 6, 2019 - 8:42am
Jessica Hellman, Ellen Anderson, and Sabine Engel in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Last week was a tough one for Minnesotans. Exceptionally cold weather tested our infrastructure and revealed some of our vulnerabilities and strengths. In “Cold snap shows reliable energy sources are critical” (Feb. 1), Isaac Orr, a policy fellow of the Center of the […]
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As the World Burns, Trump Speech Ignores Climate

February 6, 2019 - 8:35am
This President is a Russian hoax. Stephen Stromberg in the Washington Post: Trump did not even mention many of the country’s biggest problems — some of the ticking time bombs that the baby boomers are leaving behind after changing the atmosphere’s chemistry, increasingly concentrating the country’s wealth with the wealthiest, and spending national resources lavishly […]
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Vortex Reminds “BaseLoad” is Vulnerable

February 5, 2019 - 9:26pm
RTO Insider: Natural gas and coal generators represented almost 85% of the outages, including 2,930 MW of gas generation that was idled because of a lack of fuel. Unit 2 of Public Service Enterprise Group’s Salem nuclear plant (New Jersey) was forced to shut down at 3 a.m. Thursday after ice clogged the screens protecting […]
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Shaking Off the Rust: Michigan’s Guv Brings State into Climate Fight

February 5, 2019 - 7:43pm
Here in Michigan, newly elected Guv Gretchen Whitmer has transformed the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment,Great Lakes, and Energy,  (DEGLE?) and joined a multi-state climate agreement. She auspiciously named my friend Liesl Eichler Clark head of the new agency. See Liesl above in my wind energy video from last year. Regulatory […]
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