Friday, November 27, 2015

EIA White Paper On Flaring In North Dakota -- November 27, 2015

This was posted by the EIA on November 13, 2015. This brings us up to date. At the link, it is easy to see the "relaxed" rules on flaring.

AGW in Scientific American

I was surprised to see this in Scientific American.  It's another "scientific journal" that lost its way. The National Geographic, among the US glossies, is perhaps the worse when it comes to global warming hype.

From the linked article:
The climate change debate has been polarized into a simple dichotomy. Either global warming is “real, man-made and dangerous,” as Pres. Barack Obama thinks, or it’s a “hoax,” as Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thinks. But there is a third possibility: that it is real, man-made and not dangerous, at least not for a long time.
This “lukewarm” option has been boosted by recent climate research, and if it is right, current policies may do more harm than good. For example, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other bodies agree that the rush to grow biofuels, justified as a decarbonization measure, has raised food prices and contributed to rainforest destruction.
Since 2013 aid agencies such as the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank have restricted funding for building fossil-fuel plants in Asia and Africa; that has slowed progress in bringing electricity to the one billion people who live without it and the four million who die each year from the effects of cooking over wood fires.
My hunch is that the Hollywood elite are not all that worried about the millions of people who still cook over wood fires. 

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