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The Books

Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
Base Nation

How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
by David Vine

No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
No Good Men Among the Living

America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
by Anand Gopal

Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country by Andrew J. Bacevich
Breach of Trust

How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
by Andrew J. Bacevich

Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse
Kill Anything That Moves

The Real American War in Vietnam
by Nick Turse

We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren
We Meant Well

How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
by Peter Van Buren

Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War by Andrew BacevichWashington Rules
America's Path to Permanent War
by Andrew Bacevich


Dismantling The Empire: America's Last Best Hope by Chalmers JohnsonDismantling The Empire
America's Last Best Hope
by Chalmers Johnson


The Limits Of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich
The Limits Of Power

The End of American Exceptionalism
by Andrew Bacevich


Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World by Noam Chomsky
Imperial Ambitions

Conversations on the Post-9/11 World
by Noam Chomsky


Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism by Greg Grandin
Empire's Workshop

Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism
by Greg Grandin

A Question Of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror by Alfred McCoy
A Question of Torture

CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
by Alfred McCoy

Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency by Michael Klare
Blood and Oil

The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency
by Michael T. Klare

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November 18, 2013

Comments


I have not accepted the UN premise ( the IPCC is a UN bureaucracy ) that the sky is warming and we all must fry. ( Not that warming and increased CO2 is associated with other than prolific plant growth ).
The big problem with coal is actually the atmospheric scrubbers whose product has deposited radioactive toxic residue by waterways. I suggest the SourceWatch posts on Coal Ash; which is 'contained' ineffectively. Plus relaxed mining constraints protecting from the folly of strip mining add to water pollution.
The idea that CO2 will cause climate change was a premise of the formation of the IPCC and its models : which is dedicated to producing scientism bolstering alarm. Modeling is not data. Nor is peer review of proponents an acceptable substitute for scientific method.
Any alleged consensus ( peer review ) falls on the hard reality of stiff dissent from the proposition that we control climate and predict the future ( scientific method in operation ) . Too much simplification has occurred for modeling to be remotely feasible : short timelines, sparse data, unknown processes, chaotic conditions, uncalculable reactions and the reality that a water covered surface on a surface heated from below by nuclear reactions ( with attendant CO2 release ) are not reassuring of the accuracy of projections : especially with methane release from the sea bottom and Arctic tundra plus CO2 coming out of solution in seawater all making a complete and utter hash of any potential for analysis. Not that such could be validated regardless.
Wind power doesn't work. Catastrophic gearbox failure is not fixable. Electric cars are hobbled by Chevron's patent lock up on NiMh automotive batteries. See Who Killed the Electric Car? ( EV-1 ) and the history of Toyota's electric RAV4 hybrid.
( I have been interested in the Fundy Power Project in the Minas Basin.)
There are really scary stories about Fukushima. Background analysis would suggest that it was part of systematic kludge dogging the nuclear generation industry. The NPT TRAP is only part of the story. GE engineers and building contractors alike resigned over their concerns about putting reactors with used fuel containers requiring constant cooling in an earthquake/tsunami zone.
But the green revolution didn't work for Germany nor Spain ( which went solar ).
Food for thought.
http://www.iop.org/news/13/may/page_60200.html
less than half of the general public think scientists agree that humans are causing global warming.( some of us think that meteorologists' scorn is richly deserved )

http://www.climategate.com/
RSS feeds promoting anything from antipathy to outright condemnation of 'warmism' alarm.

The source of 'consensus'
http://www.webcitation.org/5nCXFD6mY

The emails http://michaelkelly.artofeurope.com/cru.htm

Delingpole journalizing http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100234054/if-you-still-believe-in-climate-change-read-this/

You must have faith ! ( but not in God ) http://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/about/

My posts ( see Archives ) at my.opera.com/oldephartte/blog will be history Mar 1. Dec 1 and 4 2009 were my first notes on the climate contention,
Much more in sidebar notes and in the pages

http://oldephartte.blogspot.ca/p/oz-to-loose-ministry-of-truth-on-posted.html
http://oldephartte.blogspot.ca/p/environmental-challenges-art-climate.html

Apologies for repetition in those 2 pages. Nor have many of the notes at Livejournal of various sidebar lists on Blogger made it to the summaries.

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