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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.

Naomi Oreskes on “Merchants of Doubt”  

Naomi Oreskes, co-author of the book Merchants of Doubt believes that seeds of doubt about climate change have been planted quite intentionally.

The View From Outside

Despite the rockets and rayguns that provide so much of its local color, science fiction is always about the present, which it displays in an unfamiliar light by showing a view from outside, from the distant perspective of an imaginary future.

The Science of Peak Oil

One of the many barbs often pointed at peak oil proponents is that they are constantly shifting the goal posts. Peak oilers are accused of changing the definition of what peak oil actually means, therefore the entire concept of oil production peaking is rubbish. Far from a valid criticism …

Dark Age America: The Sharp Edge of the Shell

The denunciation meted out to Bill Nye for bringing basic concepts from ecology into a discussion where they were highly relevant is par for the course these days.

Is the world living or dead?

The model of nature accepted by the majority of contemporary scientists is that of a highly complex machine, something that – once certain unchanging laws and basic parts are identified – can essentially be manipulated at our will.

Climate, politics & money - headlines

•Get your cash out of fossil fuel backed funds says UN climate chief •If You See Something, Say Something •Church of England says unlikely to quit fossil fuel investment •BP study predicts greenhouse emissions will rise by almost a third in 20 years •Unfortunately, The …

Reporting Fukushima headlines

•On Fukushima Fears and Sensationalistic Reporting •What You Should and Shouldn’t Worry about after the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdowns •West Coast Radiation Exposure: What are the risks? •All The Best, Scientifically Verified, Information on Fukushima Impacts

Radical Emissions Planning: Kevin Anderson interview   

Professor Kevin Anderson on science and politics; shale gas and climate; and climate, economics and finance.

Climate - headlines

•New IPCC Report: Climatologists More Certain Global Warming Is Caused By Humans, Impacts Are Speeding Up •European forests near 'carbon saturation point' •Scientists have a moral obligation to take action on climate change •Study: Watching Fox News Makes You Distrust Climate …

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