Tag Archives: Fossil Fuels

Roger Baker :
METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

I compare TxDOT to a drunk who has run up a big bar tab and, knowing that he can’t pay, orders another round and prays for a miracle. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 16, 2016 “…income … finish reading Roger Baker :
METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

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Roger Baker :
America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!, Part 2

The estimate of three years of easily affordable driving depends primarily on how long the current fracking boom, which is holding down the global oil price, can be sustained. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | October 1, 2014 … finish reading Roger Baker :
America: You’ve got three more years to drive normally!, Part 2

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Roger Baker :
America: You’ve got three more years to
drive normally!

Three more years? That’s pretty scary! Surely there must be a mistake in that headline. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | September 10, 2014 First in a series Is it possible that average Americans could have a hard … finish reading Roger Baker :
America: You’ve got three more years to
drive normally!

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METRO | Bruce Melton : Is Austin Energy now against alternative energy?

The future is bright and breezy, not black and dirty. Whatever is going on with Austin Energy misses some very important and fundamental news. By Bruce Melton | The Rag Blog | August 5, 2014 AUSTIN — Really? Austin Energy … finish reading METRO | Bruce Melton : Is Austin Energy now against alternative energy?

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Jack A. Smith :
Obama is wrong about natural gas

A new scientific study argues that both shale gas and conventional natural gas have larger greenhouse gas footprints than do coal or oil. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | July 29, 2014 Natural gas is falsely promoted … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
Obama is wrong about natural gas

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Bruce Melton : Kick the Climate Deniers off the Island

The Greenwood Acres fishing pier on Lake Buchanan, west of Burnet, Texas. Photo by Bruce Melton / The Rag Blog. The climate science is certain: Time to kick the deniers off the island In just eight years, permanent climate conditions … finish reading Bruce Melton : Kick the Climate Deniers off the Island

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Norman Pagett : Cheap Food, Our Grand Illusion

It takes oil, and lots of it, to move our food. Image from Center for a Liveable Future. Cheap food, our grand illusion We built an industrial civilization on cheap oil, but now we’ve burned it all. We only have … finish reading Norman Pagett : Cheap Food, Our Grand Illusion

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Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Grain of Truth

Image from UCL. Grain of truth:Our precarious food supply Global food production has been allowed to fall into the hands of fewer and fewer megacorporations, and their aims are simple: to deliver short-term profits and ultimately to control the entire … finish reading Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Grain of Truth

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Kristin Moe : Polluted Houston Neighborhood Draws the Line at Tar Sands

Children from the Manchester neighborhood in Houston with oil refinery smokestack in the background. Photo by Tar Sands Blockade. Photo by Tar Sands Blockade / YES! Magazine. Houston’s most polluted neighborhooddraws the line at Alberta Tar Sands East Texas is … finish reading Kristin Moe : Polluted Houston Neighborhood Draws the Line at Tar Sands

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Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Can We ‘Downsize’ and Survive?

Sewers under construction, north bank of the Thames looking west. Image from End of More. The end of more:Can we ‘downsize’ and survive? We continue to delude ourselves that ‘downsizing’ will somehow allow us to carry on with our current … finish reading Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Can We ‘Downsize’ and Survive?

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Roger Baker : Is Capitalism in Deep Trouble?

Illustration by Latuff / Marxist.com. Before the fall?Terminal Capitalism / Part 2 We take a closer look at the role natural resource limits in combination with the excesses of unregulated finance capital are playing in blocking a global economic recovery. … finish reading Roger Baker : Is Capitalism in Deep Trouble?

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Robert Jensen : Important Truths Behind an Anti-War Slogan

Image from deepforest.org. ‘No blood for oil!’  Important truths behind an anti-war slogan Underneath the complex relationships and shifting strategies, the obvious question lingers: If the Middle East were not home to the largest reserves of the most easily accessible oil … finish reading Robert Jensen : Important Truths Behind an Anti-War Slogan

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