Monthly Archives: October 2012

Do Falling Gasoline Prices Help President Obama?

In this week’s episode of R-Squared Energy TV, I answer a reader’s question on how falling gasoline prices might impact the Obama campaign for reelection. Readers who have specific questions can send them to ask [at] consumerenergyreport [dot] com or leave the question after this post (at the original source). Consider […] Read the original […]

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Poll Shows Voters Placing Energy Policy Over Environment

Yahoo!: According to the results of a recent Harris Poll, Americans are placing a higher priority on energy policy than environmental policy in deciding which candidate to vote for. Here are the details. * Harris Interactive surveyed 2,562 adults online between Sept. 17 and 24, 2012. * Overall, 77 percent of respondents […] Read the […]

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Presidential candidates should address climate change

Muskegon Chronicle: Since no political candidate will bring it up, I feel compelled to: What about global climate change, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama? Both candidates seem to be in the drill baby drill mindset apparently seeing no problem with pumping more gigatons of carbon into the already overloaded atmosphere. Mother […] Read the original […]

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Is Climate Change Responsible For Sandy?

National Public Radio: To what extent was climate change behind the formation of the superstorm Sandy? Did it make the storm worse than it otherwise would have been? Robert Siegel puts these questions to Martin Hoerling, research meteorologist at NOAA’s Earth Systems Laboratory. CommentsPowered by Facebook Comments Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Ten Ways We Can Help Keep NYC From Drowning Under Water

Business Insider: The best scientific evidence shows that global climate change is caused by burning fossil fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas), which emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. These greenhouse gases act like a bubble around the Earth, trapping heat in, and in turn, […] Read the original post by […]

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Scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell

ScienceDaily: Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today. The results are published in the Oct. 31 online edition of the journal ACS Nano. “Carbon has the potential to deliver high performance at a low […] Read the […]

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Cuomo: ‘Climate change is a reality…we are vulnerable’

Albany Times Union: Gov. Andrew Cuomo doubled-down on his suggestion yesterday that climate change is responsible for the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, and said there should be more conversation about “a systemic solution long-term, because this is really a long-term issue.” “It’s a longer conversation, but I think part of learning […] Read the original […]

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What’s the Future of the Climate Investment Funds?

World Resources Institute: The committees governing the $7 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) – the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) – will meet in Istanbul this week. Alongside these meetings, a range of stakeholders from civil society, indigenous groups, and the private sector will participate […] Read the original post […]

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Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation Equally Critical For Global Food Security

redOrbit: Two new reports on climate change and the food supply indicate, among other things, that over 18,000 megatons of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere annually by agriculture and food production. Previous studies have examined the connection between agriculture and emissions, but the new report from the CGIAR Research […] Read the original […]

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Rifts emerge over why Arabian cyclones are strengthening

SciDevNet: People living in countries around the Arabian Sea have been exposed to tropical cyclones that have been growing in strength since 1997, and hitting the area earlier than usual — but scientists are still debating what is driving these changes. A study published in Nature last month (20 September) challenges […] Read the original […]

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