BOOM: Oil Price Collapse and why it is Important

I recently mentioned, get out of fossil energy while you still can, when the price for crude was at $64.82. Though, today it has approached $55.84, with many oil guys loosing a fortune, oil billionaire Hamm lost half his fortune in three months. And the New York Times noted, free fall in oil price underscores shift…

Why People Don’t Believe In Climate Science

Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and it’s primarily because of humans putting lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Yet 4 in 10 Americans aren’t convinced. Here’s what psychologists and sociologists have to say about why some people don’t believe in climate science. RECOMMENDED…

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The Siberian Traps and Volcanic Mass Extinction

Siberian Flood Basalts – MIT: About 252 million years ago, the largest mass extinction and the largest volcanic eruptions in Earth history occurred apparently synchronously. Massive volcanic eruptions set the stage for dinosaurs’ demise http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/12/massive-volcanic-eruptions-set-the-stage-for-dinosaurs-demise/ Bill McGuire: Modelling suggests with ice cap melt, an increase in volcanic activity http://climatestate.com/2014/10/16/methane-hydrate-destabilisation-is-clearly-a-real-worry-particularly-in-the-context-of-warming-ocean-waters-in-the-east-siberian-continental-shelf/ Siberian Traps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberian_Traps Deccan Traps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deccan_Traps

Royal Society: An introduction to climate change in 60 seconds

Published on Dec 10, 2014: Climate science explained in 60 seconds by the Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences. During the last 200 years, human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels have increased concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere by 40%. If unchecked, continuing emissions will warm up the planet…

Colbert Sums Up GOP on Climate Change: ‘We Don’t Know What the F*ck We’re Talking About’

November 2014: With the Republican Senate victory Tuesday came the slow realization that Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), a man who literally wrote the book on climate change denial, was poised to takeover the Environment and Public Works Committee. On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert used Inhofe’s views as a jumping off point to examine the GOP’s…

Boom: North America’s Explosive Oil-by-Rail Problem

The Weather Channel and InsideClimate News teamed up to investigate the problem of exploding railcars in “Boom: America’s Explosive Oil-by-Rail Problem.” The documentary accompanies an investigation by reporters Marcus Stern and Sebastian Jones, who explain why federal regulations to protect the public have been stalled by the railroads and the oil industry. Read the full…