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Activist Researcher Back With Debunked Claims On Oil, Methane Emissions

A new Park Foundation-funded methane study is generating lots of anti-fracking headlines, despite its conclusions being at odds with the bulk of the scientific community. Cornell University professor and Food and Water Watch board member, Bob Howarth, is back and…

Climate change: fracking may be doing more damage than we thought – Vox.com

As greenhouse gases go, methane gets less attention than carbon dioxide, but it is a key contributor to climate change. Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical reactions within…

Boris Johnson’s Looming Wind Disaster

Boris Johnson’s government is shuffling towards a gigantic cliff edge that has nothing to do with Brexit. The looming disaster can be summed up in one word: renewables. The clue came in the form of the widespread power cuts that…

Booker’s Latest Climate Scheme Involves A Lot Of Tree Planting

Sen. Cory Booker is proposing an environmental version of a New Deal-era work relief program that would effectively recruit young people to plant billions of trees within the next decade. The New Jersey Democrat unveiled a bill Thursday with Democratic…

Cost-Effective ‘Renewable’ Energy Is Like Unobtanium: A Fictional Construct

The left just loves to tout “renewable energy” as the clean, green panacea, something that will save the Earth. Just look at the foremost proponent of this, California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom: On day one, I will issue a directive putting…

Fracking likely to result in high emissions

(Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)) Natural gas releases fewer greenhouse gases than other fossil fuels. That’s why it is often seen as a bridge technology to a low-carbon future. A study by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) has estimated emissions from shale gas production through fracking in Germany and the UK. It shows that CO2-eq. emissions would exceed the estimated current emissions from conventional gas production in Germany. The potential risks make strict adherence to environmental standards vital.

Hotshots and global warming in Alaska – The Economist

THE WILDFIRE is half a mile away, with nothing between it and Tim Hatfield’s fireline except flammable spruce trees. High in the Alaskan Arctic, smoke fills the southern horizon—stirred by a light southwesterly breeze that is a source of irritation…