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You Decide: How Can We Address Climate Change? – NC State CALS

By Dr. Mike Walden The Biden Administration has identified addressing climate change – specifically, global warming – as one of its top priorities. Indeed, they are incorporating climate change into both their foreign and economic policies. Accepting global warming and…

The Polar Bear Paradox

President Biden laid down a climate marker in his inaugural address: “A cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear.” He returned to the theme in his speech…

Geometallurgist and NSF CAREER awardee breaks down barriers

(University of Arizona College of Engineering) Mined materials like copper and uranium are more important than ever as the world moves toward sustainable technologies such as solar panels and windmills.Isabel Barton is an assistant professor of mining and geological engineering at the University of Arizona and a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award who aims to improve the efficiency and sustainability of mining. She’s also using a historical framework to educate (and even excite!) non-scientists about the world of mineral resources, which impacts all of our daily lives.

For 50 Years, Eco-Alarmism Has Left A Wake Of Destruction

Four million homes went without power in Texas. Will the self-inflicted power grid blackouts in Texas finally throw cold water on the fantasy of alternative and intermittent renewable energy as a replacement to the miracle of hydrocarbon fuels? It should….

The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

Biden’s New Dawn Of Net-Zero Is Looking Like A Dark Day For Labor

Last Labor Day, candidate Joe Biden made an impassioned pitch to leaders and members of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation. Stressing that “the great American middle class was built by unions,” he jabbed his finger in the air for…

Texas flunks climate change test as its energy grid freezes up – CBS News

Four days after a massive snowstorm pummeled Texas, the state is still struggling with an unprecedented and deadly blackout. Nearly 3 million people in the state were without power on Wednesday morning while nuclear facilities, natural-gas plants and wind farms…

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids – The New York Times

While analysts are still working to untangle all of the reasons behind Texas’ grid failures, some have also wondered whether the unique way the state manages its largely deregulated electricity system may have played a role. In the mid-1990s, for…

This Blizzard Exposes The Perils Of Attempting To ‘Electrify Everything’

The massive blast of Siberia-like cold that is wreaking havoc across North America is proving that if we humans want to keep surviving frigid winters, we are going to have to keep burning natural gas — and lots of it — for…