Category Archives: Big Coal

Experts: Adirondacks should prep adaptation strategies for climate change

The experts include Paul Smith’s  College professor Curt Stager. This piece from North Country Public Radio is straightforward. Oh, and there is no “debate” on whether climate change is occurring. It is and human actions are to blame.

National seashores, like Assateague, endangered by rising sea level

This is not rocket science. As human activities (the burning of fossil fuels) add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, forcing the melting of ice and glaciers worldwide, the sea level rises). Folks whose lives included treks to places like Cape Cod, Cape Hatteras, Rehoboth Beach and much more ought to be really concerned. I mean REALLY. Read about Assateauge here.

Romney plan would expand oil drilling

Mitt is indeed a close buddy of Big Oil and polluters in general. The guy will say anything to get the big bucks needed to buy billboard space in all the so-called “swing” states. The GOP candidate is about as far from the world of real science as a politician could hope to get. Read about the friend of Big Oil.

Convertising to solar power at home: A Vermont success

This feature from today’s Burlington Free Press here in Vermont is a good read and has a message of success for all of us who feed our electricity diet with coal-fired power.

Senator Sanders, I-Vt., goes to Senate floor to plead for climate action

And Bernie, my senator as a Vermonter (I am proud to say) also poked fun at denier-in-chief Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. I’m sure had I stayed in Oklahoma after serving at Tinker Air Force Base there, I wold have campaigned hard and much against Inhofe. Read about Sanders and his Senate words.

Big Oil REALLY likes Mitt Romney – really

The data and suppositions in this article are not all that surprising, actually. In any case, Mr. Romney would throw some big subsidies to Big Oil – and Big Coal, too – if elected (or “selected” by the Surpreme Court).

Whose side is the American Farm Bureau on?

Good question. I remember reading decades ago of how this organization was siding with polluters and their friends instead of with real American farmers. The Bureau, I was told, was pretty much an insurance outfit. Read The Nation’s take right here.