Monthly Archives: April 2016

Nuclear winter: World-wide ozone loss from small nuclear war = 1 billion + deaths.

[ Carl Sagan first introduced the idea of a “nuclear winter”, which helped to end the cold war.  The smoke from fires started by bombs would absorb so much sun the earth wold grow cold, dry, and dark, killing plants … Continue reading

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Implications of Refinery closures for Homeland Security and Critical infrastructure safety

House 112-76. March 19, 2012. The Implications of Refinery Closures for U.S. Homeland security and Critical Infrastructure safety. House of Representatives.   [Excerpts from the 54 page testimony] Our country relies on a complex and modern infrastructure system to distribute … Continue reading

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Unpave low traffic roads to save energy and money

The U.S. has 4.1 million miles of roads (1.9 million paved, 2.2 million gravel). About 3 million miles of roads have less than 2,000 vehicles a day, less than 15% of all traffic. The paved portion of these low-volume roads … Continue reading

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House hearing 2014: Should the U.S. export oil and natural gas?

[Of course selling off our gas and oil is a crazy stupid idea as this excellent article Shale Euphoria: The Boom and Bust of Sub Prime Oil and Natural Gas explains.  Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com ] House 113–131. April 2, 2014. The … Continue reading

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Yet another 2013 house hearing about U.S. energy independence

House 113-1. February 5, 2013. American energy security & innovation: an assessment of North America’s energy resources. House of Representatives. 202 pages. [Excerpts from the 202 page transcript of this hearing] Representatives and speakers declaring the U.S. energy independent: Ed … Continue reading

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It’s official – the U.S. is energy independent! House Hearing 2013

House 113-88. October 29, 2013. North American Energy Infrastructure act. House of Representatives. [Excerpts from the 195 page transcript of this hearing]  ED WHITFIELD, KENTUCKY. Over the last several months, this committee has received compelling testimony detailing how the United … Continue reading

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House hearing on achieving North American energy independence

House 112-176. September 13, 2012. The American energy initiative part 28: A focus on the outlook for Achieving North American energy independence within the decade. House of Representatives. 167 pages. Proclaimers of energy independence: Ed Whitfield, Kentucky Fred Upton, Michigan … Continue reading

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Dennis Coyne predicts world coal production peak in 2025-2030

See Coyne’s article at: Dennis Coyne. March 11, 2016. Coal Shock Model. peakoilbarrel.com [ The IPCC has not invited geologists to estimate fossil reserves, and sides with the “no limits to growth” economists.  The IPCC believes that too expensive or … Continue reading

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Limits to Growth is on schedule. Collapse likely around 2020

[Unfortunately, this is not an April Fool’s joke… Other articles on Limits to Growth 2017-5-16 The Fallacy of Endless Economic Growth What economists around the world get wrong about the future Ugo Bardi. October 2015. Malthus the prophet of doom. … Continue reading

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ITER’s fusion fiasco makes it hard to develop alternative fusion projects

Nature Editorial: Fusion furore. Soaring construction costs for ITER are jeopardizing alternative fusion projects. 23 July 2014. Nature #511: 383-384. Fusion energy promises to combine the benefits of renewable resources — clean, carbon-free electric power — with the best qualities … Continue reading

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