Category Archives: Fossil Fuel Energy

Climate Change Makes a Dramatic Election Reemergence

I was expecting a small hurricane or so to occur sometime during the election, to remind us of climate change.  Climate change has taken a far back seat to the pandemic, and the destruction of our economy in the poor … Continue reading

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Trump’s Destructive March to the End

Trump’s Destructive March to the Sea This title is an analogy to Sherman’s March to the Sea.  It wasn’t enough to defeat the Confederate Army.  Sherman marched through Georgia from Atlanta to Savannah, and destroyed all along his way. We … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Department of Energy, Donald Trump, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Putin, Regulations, Russia, Trump Administration, Trump on Climate Change | Leave a comment

Putin’s Choice: to Trump, or Not?

Putin’s Choice:  to Trump, or Not? Update 2/22/2020:  The intelligence agencies are reporting that Putin is aiding both Trump and Bernie Sanders.  Go figure. (The two faces that launched a thousand conspiracy theories.)  However, Sanders denounced the election interference, while Trump … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, AG William Barr, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Criminal Justice System, Donald Trump, Fossil Fuel Energy, Humor, Impeachment, Mueller Report, Negotiations, Nuclear Weapons, Paris Climate Agreement, Politics, Russia, Secrecy, State Department | Leave a comment

Republican Hypocrisy on Hunter Biden with their own Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas Funding

Republican Hypocrisy on Hunter Biden with their own Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas Funding Republicans want us to see it as unfair that Hunter Biden took perhaps a million dollars a year for being on the board of a natural … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Midterm Election, 2020 Election, Affairs of State, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Science, Coal, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Donald Trump, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Oil, Secrecy, Trump on Climate Change | Leave a comment

Comparing the Citizens Climate Lobby and the Climate Leadership Council Carbon Fee and Dividend Plans

Comparing the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) and the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) Carbon Fee and Dividend Plans The CLC has been put forward by an Οp-Ed in the Washington Post, and the “The Pricing Advantage” by George R. Schultz and … Continue reading

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Why Are We Waiting for Trump Alone to Determine War or Peace?

We’re back to this incomprehension of why, in supposedly the most advanced nation in the world, the question of war or peace is determined by one of the most self-interested billionaires, who is seriously affected by any challenges to his … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Communications, Congress, Constitution, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Donald Trump, Economies, Fossil Fuel Energy, Iran, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, Saudi Oil Imports, State Department, US Oil, World Oil Exports, World Oil Usage | Leave a comment

Trump’s Proposed 2019 DoE and NASA Cuts, and Actual Increases

Trump’s Proposed Cuts to the Department of Energy and NASA, with their actual Congressional Increases. Department of Energy Budget In the following table for the science sectors of the Department of Energy, we give, in millions of dollars:  the 2019 … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Conservation, Department of Energy, Donald Trump, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, NASA, Nuclear Energy, Particle Physics, Renewable Energy, Science and Engineering Education, Science Funding, Solar Energy, Trump Budget, University Funding, Wind Energy | Leave a comment

Costs of Weather Related Disasters Are Increasing in the US

Costs of Weather and Climate Related Disasters Over the Last 40 Years, and During the Trump Presidency The data and maps are from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. I’m jumping the storm a little since the data for 2019 … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Midterm Election, 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Donald Trump, Economies, EPA, Fossil Fuel Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Houston Flooding, Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Irma, NOAA, Paris Climate Accord, Renewable Energy, Trump on Climate Change | Leave a comment

The Coming Climate Action Decade, the 2020s

The Coming Climate Action Decade, the 2020s. An entire generation will be known for the next decade, starting in the 20s.  In fact, it is the next 20 years, or fifth of a century, that will be crucial, and has … Continue reading

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The Silencing Science Tracker in December, 2019

Happy Holidays.  It’s time to update the Silencing Science Tracker.  This just lists news articles that refer to silencing science, or attempting to silence science, in various bills, agencies, schools, or research.  It starts with the beginning of the Trump … Continue reading

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