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Because apparently we can't have a website anymore without a blog

The blah-blah-blog

Actually, I post a lot of information related to climate change almost daily elsewhere. But, as time permits, I'm going to put the esoterica I encounter related to climate change here rather than trying to update the various pages. So this will be reverse in chronological rather than logically organized within the structure of the rest of this website. Please don't rely on this as a consistent and current source for climate change information updates. Sadly, we cannot rely on our corporate-controlled mass media for good information on this. I update this site on my own time, and making a living has to take priority.
Past blog pages: May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019

2019.10.31 - Climate emissions from tropical forest damage 'underestimated by a factor of six' (The Guardian)

2019.10.30 - Abrupt shifts in Arctic climate projected (Phys.org)

2019.10.26 - Doubt Cast on Carbon Capture by Stanford Study – “It Usually Increases Air Pollution” (SciTechDaily)

2019.10.25 - Massive Investment is Accelerating the Era of Clean Electrification (Battery storage) (Rocky Mountain Institute)

2019.10.25 - Study casts doubt on carbon capture (Phys.org)

2019.10.25 - New research finds ocean warming forces reefs into cool-water refuges (Phys.org)

2019.10.25 - 'It's all quite devastating': Documenting the rapid loss of Arctic sea ice (CNN Travel)

2019.10.24 - Alberta petrochemical credit program survives cuts (National Observer) Alberta budget slashes health care, education, and civil service, but the bulk of fossil fuel subsidies emerge unscathed, including the government's disinformation 'war room' for oil industry propaganda. The fossil fuel subdidies actually cut were those related to creating jobs around doing more upgrading of the low quality bitumen product within the province.

2019.10.24 - Peach Bottom’s reactor shutdown mishap raises questions (Beyond Nuclear) Running nuclear fission reactors past their designed lifetime is not a bridge to sustainability.

2019.10.24 - Biofuel Advocates Challenge EPA on RFS Waivers (Successful Farming)

2019.10.23 - Carbon pricing impact on Alberta’s oilsands were lowballed by Exxon, lawsuit alleges (Global News)

2019.10.23 - EGEB: US energy efficiency jobs grow 3.4% in 2018, Pittsburgh airport to become energy self-sufficient by 2021 (Electrek)

2019.10.22 - A Taste of the Climate Apocalypse to Come (ProPublica)

PG&E’s rolling blackouts probably don’t eliminate fire risk, and they actually could make responding to fires harder. What they largely do is shift responsibility away from the company.

2019.10.22 - Climate change has turned permafrost into a carbon emitter (CBC News)

2019.10.22 - Coal-Fired Power Plant Construction Stalls in Southeast Asia, Report Says (Bloomberg)

2019.10.22 - Indian State Of Punjab Plans 21% Electricity From Renewables By 2030 (CleanTechnica)

2019.10.22 - Ts^ilhqot'in Nation celebrates completion of solar farm (CBC News)

2019.10.21 - Oil Majors Dump Millions Of Cubic Feet Of Methane Directly Into The Atmosphere (CleanTechnica)

2019.10.21 - ExxonMobil Is Still Bankrolling Climate Science Deniers (TruthOut)

2019.10.21 - Oil Industry Braces For Blowback From Exxon Scandal (OilPrice.com)

2019.10.21 - Climate change making stronger El Ninos: study (CTV News)
The National Academy of Sciences article can be found here.

2019.10.19 - The little-known colossus behind the Conservative's anti-climate agenda (National Observer)

2019.10.17 - Australia spends billions planting trees – then wipes out carbon gains by bulldozing them (The Guardian)

2019.10.16 - Warming Lakes Worldwide Could Mean More Toxic Algal Blooms (Sierra Club)

2019.10.16 - [dead site: https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/climate-change/another-insurer-to-withdraw-coverage-from-oil-sands-1004169697/] Another insurer to withdraw coverage from oil sands (Canadian Underwriter)

2019.10.16 - State Of Emergency: Vital Oil Pipeline Shuttered By Snow Storms
Irony Alert! A major winter storm - which arrived a couple of months early, likely due to weather volatility related to climate change caused by rising greenhouse gas emisisons - took out the electrical grid in much of southern Manitoba, which in turn stopped the pumping stations along the oil pipeline.

2019.10.16 - A Draconian Crackdown Looms Over Natural Gas (Oilprice.com)
'It’s notable that the reference to gas becoming the new coal has been uttered by several industry executives in the past few weeks. “The industry really is at a critical juncture,” Woodside Petroleum CEO Peter Coleman said at a recent conference in Houston. “We run the risk of being demonized like that other fossil fuel out there called coal.”'

2019.10.15 - Scientists Create a Material That Captures CO2 And Turns It Into Organic Matter (Science Alert)
You know, kind of like what a plant does. Without a lab or factory. Making stuff you can use for packaging (like paper or cardboard or batting) or clothing (like cotton or hemp or linen or canvas ...)

2019.10.15 - Great Lakes flooding: The warning signs that homes must be moved (The Conversation)
"Volatility is the new normal."

2019.10.13 - Firms ignoring climate crisis will go bankrupt, says Mark Carney (The Guardian)

2019.10.13 - Whales Are Mother Nature’s Super-Efficient Carbon Sequestration Technology: Study (The Times of India)

2019.10.11 - Reliable, affordable: The economic case for scaling up clean energy portfolios (Pembina Institute)
Paired with battery storage and energy efficiency, electricity from solar and wind is now capable of generating electricity with the same reliability and lower cost than gas plants, even in Alberta where natural gas is relatively inexpensive.

2019.10.10 - How vested interests tried to turn the world against climate science (The Guardian)

2019.10.09 - Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions (The Guardian)

2019.10.08 - Emulating Mother Nature: Oil Spill Eater II (Maritime Executive)

2019.10.08 - Oil lobby's election wish list would increase energy-sector emissions by 60 per cent (National Observer)

2019.10.08 - How an Ontario municipality cut trucking pollution without investing in infrastructure (National Observer)

2019.10.08 - Pepsi unveils a $1 billion green bond, appoints first Chief Sustainability Officer (Smart Energy International)

2019.10.07 - The World’s Biggest Turbines and No Subsidies: How Offshore Wind Is Entering a New Era (Fortune)

2019.10.04 - Big utility ditches coal for wind because it's cheaper (E&E News)

2019.10.04 - New configuration gives perovskite cells 18% efficiency (pv magazine)

Past blog pages: May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019

You can find many earlier postings related to climate change at:
Keith's List Archive and
the Sustainable Biofuel List Mail Archive.

I present a lot of information in this blog and on this website. If you need some help sorting through the noise level and getting a forward-looking, proactive approach to climate change for your business, I can do that work for you via my consulting business. Contact

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