Posts Tagged ‘CO2’

Wind energy: The most expensive way to not make a difference

Renewable Power is downright expensive and don’t let people tell you different. It also doesn’t do enough to cut back on Co2 emissions.  Now this sounds like some straight up bullsh*t if you been listening to the free rhetoric wind advocates, environmentalists and politicians get to freely spew on a world looking for any positive [...]

The problem with Belo Monte

Yesterday famed “Avatar” Director James Cameron attended a rally in Brazil to protest the construction of the Belo Monte Dam.  Cameron mused  that a real-life “Avatar” battle is playing out in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest, where indigenous groups are trying to halt the construction of a huge hydroelectric project.  So what’s so wrong with hydro [...]

Will they do it? The World Bank is divided on providing loans for dirty fuel

Today the World Bank (WB) will make a decision on whether or not to provide $3.7 billion worth of loans to South African – based power utility Eskom, the world’s fourth largest power company and Africa’s largest carbon emitter (with 40% of South Africa’s total emissions).  Spotty electricity supply which have caused billions of dollars [...]

Our oily elephant

In the eye of any passive observer Canada seems to be the proverbial dog of these Copenhagen climate discussions. We are being lambasted by NGO’s and the UN as a laggard when it comes to emission reduction targets, Carbon pricing and funding for developed nations who are shifting away from carbon intensive energy. Canadian emissions [...]

No nukes!!! Same old story from the Greenocracy

So some new news from Greenpeace.  Kumi Naidoo was appointed executive director of the environmental campaign group Greenpeace International this month after two decades leading civil society groups in Africa and internationally. Mr. Naidoo, 44, who is from South Africa, takes over the role at a time when environmentalism increasingly enjoys mainstream status.  Here is [...]

Geo Engineering: Pumping sulfate particles into the stratosphere

As we gear up towards the Copenhagen climate conference next month a once optimistic disposition held by political leaders, environmentalists, and scientists has transformed itself into despair. Indeed the final nail in the coffin for any binding Co2 reduction treaty to was realized this weekend as APEC leaders were backing off earlier plans that would [...]

Superfreakonomics: what happened to moral ambiguity?

When Freakonomics came out in 2005 I was blown away. It was such a new style of critical thinking about how we look at professional competition, crime rates, and success to name a few. It became the run-away book that year and is now used as a text in sociology courses at some pretty distinguished [...]

A convenient conspiracy

[digg=] In the climate change debate as in life there will always be a couple of folks who argue for the sake of argument. Maybe they’re just a little angry they missed the boat or could it be that they have a genuine disillusionment with the consensus that man-made pollution has an impact on rising [...]

The Road to Copenhagen #2: Obama, Africa, and Norway.

[digg=] This week in our continuing series ‘The Road to Copenhagen’ Obama, Africa and Norway. Wow what a week. I guess the big ticket item on everyones mind was Obama winning the Nobel Peace prize. 1) Obama’s Nobel Prize – What Effect Could it Have on the Copenhagen Conference? Probably not much. In the eyes [...]

Are we killing ourselves with Satire?

[digg=] Climate Change is here and while a couple of kooky fringe artists continue to question it’s existence the rest of us have come to grips with the fact that we are heating up this earth. Indeed global warming is the defining issue of our generation and lack of substantive action will have a dire [...]

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