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The Anthropocene Debate: Why is Such a Useful Concept Starting to Fall Apart?

The point is not that the Anthropocene should be abandoned—clearly it’s had its uses. But should it be a call-to-action for climate researchers and activists alike? 

From the Arctic to Deepwater Horizon, our Politicians are Failing us

You try to raise a voice because you have nothing but your voice. A voice to speak up for something which cannot speak up for itself.

Shale Gas and Fracking: The science behind the controversy: Review

In conclusion, the central theme of this book evokes a world where issues are decided on by politicians and the public guided by neutral scientists who deliver the facts. But this fairy tale for the children begs all the difficult questions.

Texas-sized Dose of Hypocrisy Served Up To Local Governments Statewide in an Effort to Overturn Denton's Fracking Ban

Instead of fighting the ban in the courts, industry made a preemptive move to eliminate local ordinances altogether by pushing representatives to pass laws against ordinances in their way.

Game theory and the King’s New Clothes

So from the EU/Germany/ECB perspective, they expect Syriza to behave the way everyone else does in European negotiations, and also think that a Greek exit from the Eurozone is catastrophic for Greece but not for anyone else.

Why We’re Not Ditching Resilience Yet…

What does it mean to live in this time, and how might we keep some sanity?

Shale Gas Lobby Backfires in Pennsylvania

Tom Corbett became the only GOP incumbent governor not re-elected for a second term in the recent 2014 mid-term elections. Backed by the powerful oil and gas industry, it appears this overwhelming industry support may have cost Corbett a second term.

Introducing "Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat"

This report not only exposes the lobbying apparatus that has successfully opened the door for LNG exports, but also the PR professionals paid to sell them to the U.S. public.

The Politics of Terrorism

Over the last few weeks, as the situation in Syria and Iraq has deteriorated, we've seen politicians in the West become more bellicose about the "threat" of terrorism to our way of life.

Energy Crunch: [redacted]

The government’s case for shale looked increasingly shaky last week as a draft Defra report on the potential impact of fracking in rural areas was released with most crucial information simply removed.

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