Tag Archives: fracking

The Kids are NOT alright in Colorado

  The highest court in Colorado has thrown out the Earth Guardians case against fracking and other extractive fossil fuel mining practices in the state.  Ecowatch has a short, succinct article on the case. I’ll put up some quotes here, but their article explains all the ramifications.  I had hopes (as many of us did) […]

Bernie’s DNC platform dustup

I want this to be really short, because I want to focus on the Omar Mateen story again. For those joining us late: I have made no secret for my advocacy of having a President named Bernie Sanders. While there are stories out of California that the actual ongoing counting of absentee and provisional ballots […]

Hitting peak oil twice

Per this article from Zerohedge, it appears we ‘Muricans have done something that was previously thought impossible. We’ve peaked twice in oil production. US Oil production hit its first peak around 1970, when we were getting 10 million barrels a day of our beloved dead dinosaur juice out of the ground and ocean drilling platforms. […]

Richard Heinberg talks about fracking on Sex and Politics

On Friday’s Sex And Politics, I’ll be talking to Richard Heinberg. Richard is Senior Fellow-in-Residence of the Post Carbon Institute and has written extensively on the topic of Peak Oil, authoring 11 books on the topic since he began speaking about it in 2002. We’ll be focusing on his book Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of […]

The Monday after the People’s Climate March

On Sunday I reposted Peter Sinclair’s ‘Tipping Point‘ article about the hundreds of thousands who took to the street to protest against government inaction on climate change. Today’s post is not a post about passing the climate tipping point as suggested by Guy McPherson. Instead, it’s a public tipping point. I’m suggesting you read another […]

More on Arctic methane–are we really f**ked?

Wow, this is a headline I didn’t want to read. “If we release a small portion of Arctic carbon, ‘We’re fucked’: Climatologist Yup. That’s (more or less) what  Dr. Jason Box, a widely published glaciologist, tweeted. He had been following the developments from an expedition  into the Arctic in search of data on methane releases. Scientists […]

The Hubbert Slope–a new monologue play

If you search my blog, you will see more than a few posts on the subject of Peak Oil. In some cases, the Peak Oil discussion is tangential (but crucial) to something else I’m blogging about. For much of the past eight years, I’ve been reading the work of people like James Howard Kunstler, Richard […]