Claim: US West’s power grid must be prepared for impacts of climate change – but environmentalism might be a bigger threat

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
From: Arizona State University TEMPE, Arizona — Electricity generation and distribution infrastructure in the Western United States must be “climate-proofed” to diminish the risk of future power shortages, according to research by two Arizona State University engineers. Expected increases in extreme heat and drought events will bring changes…

UK Telegraph opinion piece furthers peak oil myth

The UK Telegraph has published an opinion piece by its commodities editor Andrew Critchlow in which he alleges that Shell Corporation’s Arctic oil exploration marks the beginning of peak oil that will be seen over the next decade. In his essay, Mr. Critchlow alleges that the region is one of the few areas of the…

Anti-logging lawsuits help environmentalists burn down homes

McLatchy reports that lawmakers and witnesses who testified before a US House subcommittee state that lawsuits from environmentalist groups are draining much needed resources that could be used to log forests in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tuolumne County, California supervisor Randy Hanvelt made his case during testimony by using photographs taken during the 2013 Yosemite-area…

Obama disses environmentalists

Environmentalist Bill McKibben authored an opinion piece published in The New York Times last Sunday complaining about President Obama’s announcement last week to allow for oil drilling in the Arctic Sea. The Obama administration’s decision to give Shell Oil the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic shows why we may never win the fight against…