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How is Earth Day like New Years' Eve?

How Earth Day is Just Like New Years’ Eve

I’m not eager to spoil the party of Earth Day. For the environmentalist crowd, a group to which I pledge my philosophical, if not always explicit, allegiance, Earth Day is a time for celebration and renewal. But there’s something in “Earth Day” that seems a little like New Years’ Eve, at least to me. Which is to say a disappointment. Even…

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Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

Musings of a Malcontent: Shell Oil is AWESOME!

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Dudes and dudettes! I know a few weeks ago I said that Exxon rocks, but seriously – Shell Oil is totally awesome! They are like…totally the best when it comes to nearly averting huge oil spills. Man, they rock so much they make Exxon’s rocking look like…

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Oil burning in the Gulf near the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster

The BP Deepwater Horizon Report: Blame Petroleum

Earlier this month, after a four-month long internal investigation, BP released its findings as to the cause of the worst oil spill in US history, with the conclusion that: The team did not identify any single action or inaction that caused this accident. Rather, a complex and interlinked series of mechanical failures, human judgments, engineering design, operational implementation and team…

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Melting Ice – An Indicator For Carbon Markets

Carbon trading is annoying. Company X might happily announce that they’ve purchased carbon credits on an exchange to wipe out their carbon footprint, but the people trading the credits perform their duties only through information that has little or nothing to do with the factors directly impacting carbon emissions. There’s an unacceptable dichotomy between regular financial markets and the reality of carbon markets.  Financial markets…

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