Fossil Fuels

We knew how to profit, not how to protect.



Does any one think this a little out of the ordinary?

  • Saturday, 26 September, 2009, Philippines Typhoon (Hurricane) Ondoy (Ketsana)
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2009, Samoa  An earthquake measuring 8.3
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Samoa Another earthquake rocked the Samoan Islands
  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009, Indonesia  An earthquake measuring 7.6
  • Thursday, October 1, 2009, Indonesia Another quake shakes Western Indonesia
  • Saturday, October 3, 2009, Philippines Typhoon Parma
  • Sunday, October 4, 2009, Taiwan Typhoon Parma approaches Taiwan
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2009, Japan Typhoon Melor
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2009, Vanuatu Earthquake

    I've been thinking about the potential impacts of climate related weather events in the future and realized that I don't actually have to imagine what it would be like, because what is anticipated to occur as our climate changes, is happening almost on a daily basis already.

  • Drawing A Line in the Black Sand

    Crossposted from DailyKos. (Thanks!) Promoted. It's quite long, but well worth it. -- GH

    I think it was maybe a year ago I was flicking through cable TV, and I happened across a movie called "There Will Be Blood."

    There Will Be Blood is a 2007 American drama film directed, written and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is loosely based on the Upton Sinclair novel Oil! (1927). It tells the story of a silver-miner-turned-oil-man on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California's oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    I'd read a few books, watched a few documentaries and done a ton of internet research not long before this and had been slowly coming to the conclusion that we genuinely had a whole bunch of powerful people who knew that emissions of C02 were endangering the ability of life to survive on our planet. The frightening thing was many of these people were working hard to make sure we kept burning fossil fuels at ever increasing rates and making sure the transition to cleaner sources of energy never happened.

    I didn't really understand why though until I watched this movie and a few pennies dropped.