September 2, 2015

Landmark Paper Underestimated Methane Leaks from Gas Production

Since 2003, a commonly used methane detector has been underestimating leak rates
By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News, August 4, 2015

A dispute between two environmental scientists is creating a controversy over how much methane is leaking from natural gas production and is contributing to global warming.

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The Climate Deception Dossiers

Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation — a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today
By Union of Concerned Scientists

For nearly three decades, many of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks … Continue reading

How the World’s Wetlands Can Help Stop Climate Change

swamp farming can provide valuable low-carbon energy, wildlife habitat and a means of depolluting waterways – and help reduce carbon emissions in the process
By Arthur Neslen, The Guardian, July 20, 2015

Swamp FarmingOn a boat drifting through a swampy reed plantation in the Polish Baltic, Szymon Smolczyński surveys his blanket … Continue reading

Fossil Fuel Industry Must ‘Implode’ to Avoid Climate Disaster

‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable
By Damian Carrington, The Guardian, July 10, 2015

An “induced implosion” of the fossil fuel industry must take place for there to be any chance of avoiding dangerous global warming, according to one of the … Continue reading

The Oceans are Warming So Fast

they keep breaking scientists’ charts
John Abraham, The Guardian, January 22, 2015

NOAA once again has to rescale its ocean heat chart to capture 2014 ocean warming

Ocean heat content data to a depth of 2,000 meters, from NOAA

Ocean heat content data to a depth of 2,000 meters, from NOAA


Wow, was this a bad year for those who deny the

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DOD Climate Change ‘Roadmap’: Bumpy Ride Ahead

Pentagon warns climate change will intensify conflict
By Bruce Lieberman, Yale Climate Connections, October 28, 2014

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Click to download report as a pdf

The image is arresting, a dramatic illustration of a chaotic future fueled by climate change crises. It ran with a Bloomberg story on the Pentagon’s recent report … Continue reading

The Military Takes on Climate Change Deniers

The idea that climate change poses serious risks to U.S. national security is now an integral part of Pentagon planning
By Mark Hertsgaard, Businessweek, October 23, 2014

Though most people do not know this, the military is heavily invested in environmental efficiency and does a lot of excellent research on Continue reading

Groups Condemn Federal Ruling on Cove Point LNG Export Facility

FERC approves massive $3.8 billion source of pollution without a full Environmental Impact Statement
By Kelly Trout, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, September 29, 2014

News Release: FERC Authorizes Construction of Cove Point LNG Export Project

Environmental and community groups are bitterly denouncing today’s decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … Continue reading

Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Why Fossil Fuels Can’t Solve the Problems Created by Fossil Fuels
By Naomi Oreskes, Huffington Post, July 28, 2014

Naomi Oreskes: Why We Should Trust Scientists (video)

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this … Continue reading

Fracking Study Finds New Gas Wells Leak More

The results suggest that leaks of methane could be a problem for drilling across the nation
By Seth Borenstein, dailycomet.com, June 30, 2014

In Pennsylvania’s gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for … Continue reading