July 2018


I have always said that methane was a much bigger problem than CO2 and thus to concentrate on CO2 was a mistake. It also means that natural gas is not a “Bridge” to the future, because it is so much more powerful as a green house gas. In fact if you look at the list,

  • Water vapor (H. 2O)
  • Carbon dioxide (CO. …
  • Methane (CH. …
  • Nitrous oxide (N. 2O)
  • Ozone (O. …
  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  • Hydrofluorocarbons (incl. HCFCs and HFCs)

CO2 is pretty low on the list. I understand that coal is a REAL problem because of its cost and availability, but focusing on it makes it look like if we get rid of coal we are in the clear. No way that is true.

Oil and Gas Fields Leak Far More Methane than EPA Reports, Study Finds

Higher than expected levels of the potent short-lived climate pollutant raise questions about whether natural gas can be an effective bridge to lower emissions.

The amount of methane leaking from the nation’s oil and gas fields may be 60 percent higher than the official estimates of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study in the journal Science.

The study, led by a group of scientists from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), presents some of the most compelling evidence to date that switching to gas from dirtier fuels like coal might not be as effective a climate strategy as its proponents suggest unless the gas industry improves how it controls leaks.

“It starts to have a material effect on just how clean a fuel natural gas really is,” said Ramon Alvarez of EDF, one of the authors of the study.

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Go there and read. More next week.

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I dare you to Google: Climate Change and plant life or Climate Change and small mammals. Most people who protest Global Warming, that is  – say it ain’t happening, talk about deserts shifting and extinctions leading to our vary own. They say that since those things aren’t happening, then Global Warming isn’t either. But in the beginning it will be increases in insect born diseases, increases in storm strength, and increases in drought. Here is just one example.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-climate-change-is-helping-invasive-species-take-over-180947630/

How Climate Change is Helping Invasive Species Take Over

Longer seasons and warmer weather have combined to be a game-changer in the plant wars

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Since the beginning of the 20th century, the growing season in many areas of the lower 48 states has expanded by about two weeks. Frosts end earlier in the spring and begin later in the fall. To gardeners in Maine, Wisconsin and Montana, that might seem a blessing. What’s not to like about more lettuce or riper tomatoes?

The longer seasons, however, are also helping invasive plants annex American soil; extended springs mean they can more quickly push aside native species and transform ecosystems. “What’s interesting about climate change is that humans are effectively manipulating how species experience time,” says ecologist Elizabeth Wolkovich of the Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.

Wolkovich and her colleagues have been studying how the first flowering dates of plants have changed over the years in Kansas, North Dakota, Washington, D.C., Concord, Massachusetts—where Henry David Thoreau kept notes about the flowers blooming near Walden Pond in the mid-1800s—as well as Britain.

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I despise this man. He is bad for the environment and he is a thief.  Like the rest of the Trump administration he delights in being a prick. They are savage because they can be and then beg for “civility” when the tables turn. Well the tables are turning and I hope he gets capitol punishment.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/scandal-hit-us-environment-chief-could-face-axe-164137894.html

Scandal-hit US environment chief could face axe

Ivan Couronne,AFP 5 hours ago

Washington (AFP) – Facing ever-growing scandals over the spending and behavior of his environment agency chief, Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump appears close to firing the man he appointed to dismantle Barack Obama’s green legacy.

The list of accusations levelled against the 50-year-old head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has grown almost too long to itemize in a single article.

Pruitt has become the focus of multiple investigations in recent months, including by his own agency’s inspector general, two other independent federal agencies and by Congress itself.

All the charges share a common thread — that Pruitt, a former Oklahoma attorney general reported to have close ties to fossil fuels industries, appears to have used the position he has held since February 2017 to enrich his own family’s lifestyle in violation of federal law and has punished subordinates who raised objections to his behavior, or who failed to show sufficient loyalty to him.

It all began with his penchant for first-class and private air travel while on official business, a bill footed by the taxpayers, in contravention of usual government practice.

Then came the reports of the large number of bodyguards he kept around him 24 hours a day, doubling the cost of his predecessors’ security detail.

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Over the years I have gotten 100s of requests to post links with other Blogs and Internet Sites that are related to the things that I post about; Sometimes tangentially. Sometimes very tangentially. Below I am going to try to post some of those with the text of the request where applicable or sometimes just the link.

I am only one guy by the way. That is it, Community Energy Systems and Energy Tough Love is just one guy with 900 bucks in the bank….so there is no way I can track down each post of mine and put the link on the page. Did I mention I was 63 years old. I would be dead by the time i did 10 or 20 post. Is some of this sarcastic? Well yah. But I never mean it spitefully. Please laugh with me not at me. Consider this:

 

Good day,

I emailed you a few months ago and I apologise if you have already replied to this email already. I am the owner of an addiction helpline called Rehab 4 Addiction. My helpline assists those who require addiction treatment.

I am looking to raise awareness about my helpline. I have recovered from my own addiction 22 years ago and I set up this helpline to help others. I would be grateful if you could help me by adding a ‘weblink’ on your website to my helpline.

I would suggest you add this to this specific page: www.censys.org/blog/?p=1052

I cite this page because you already have already added another similar resource (www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/debate/myths/myths8.htm) from there.

I am able to add a weblink to your website from my own. I could also feature you on my upcoming newsletter in return.

I’ve included text for you to insert into this page:

I apologise if you are not the right person in your organisation that can do this for me. If this is the case, could I please ask that you forward this on to the appropriate individual.

I have also attached my website logo to this email. Please add this logo along with the above description if it’s possible. I sincerely thank you for this.

Many thanks,

Oliver Clark

Rehab 4 Addiction

www.rehab4addiction.co.uk

or this:

PO Box 10002 Melbourne City Mail Centre VIC 8001 / Reply with ‘Unsubscribe’ in the header if you would like to unsubscribe

On Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2:51 AM, Janet Rogers <janet@your-rv-lifestyle.email> wrote:

Dear Editor,
My name is Janet and I’m a writer at Your RV Lifestyle. I was doing research on things to do in England and just finished reading your wonderful blog post: http://censys.org/blog/?cat=117
In that article, I noticed that you cited a solid post that I’ve read in the past: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England
I just finished writing a guide that is even more detailed, updated and comprehensive on the 100 best things to do in England. It is over 10,000 words and packed with practical tips and advice. You can find it here: https://www.your-rv-lifestyle.com/things-to-do-in-england.html
If you like the guide we’d be humbled if you cited us in your article. Of course, we will also share your article with our 50k newsletter subscribers and followers across our social platforms.
Either way, keep up the great work!
Warmly,
Janet

 

or this:

 

Energy Tough Love Blog Editorial Team,

I was researching steps to winterize your home and came across your article: Do Not Put It Off – Weatherize today (http://censys.org/blog/?p=3348).

I noticed that you mentioned easy home winterizing checklist https://www.thespruce.com/easy-home-winterizing-checklist-1824721 on the page. I also love that article.

In fact, it inspired us to create a wonderful post on Four Key Steps to Winterizing Your Home that might be interesting for your readers. You can see it here: https://www.thinkcrucial.com/blogs/blog/4-steps-winterizing-home.

Please feel free to share it if you think they’d appreciate it — I’d love it if you did!

Cheers,

Chad Rubin,
Founder – Think Crucial

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More when I get the time.

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