Thursday, June 18, 2015

King Bush III hits Pope for coal money.

In June King Bush the 3rd met with Coal companies, environmentalist booed, and his spokesman said he met with them because they are job creators.  Coal mines and supporting industry have been losing a lot of jobs the last few years, while mine production has fallen only a couple of percent.

Automation, bigger faster machines, more explosives, mountain top removal rather than shaft work are the primary cause of loss of jobs.

King Bush III met with King Coal for money, and for that money he promised to attack Pope Francis when he says we are hosing up our world.  "Leave it to scientist" Santorum said yesterday.  Guess what, the Pope is also a scientist.

“Pope Francis is not the only moral or religious leader speaking out on this issue,” says Rabbi Rieber from Kansas. “The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katherine Jefferts Shori, have both recently made strong statements calling for action on climate change and calling denial of the problem ‘a sin.’ And over 300 rabbis have signed a ‘Rabbinic Letter on the Climate Crisis.’ So this is truly an multi-faith effort.”

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The economics will win over the climate deniers

Jobs — Fossil Fuels Vs. Renewables

In 2012, there were a total of 137,650 permanent coal-related jobs nationwide [1], and 806,831 oil and gas jobs as of 2011 [2]. By contrast, there were 3,401,279 green jobs in 2011 [3].  The Department of Energy predicts using conservative estimates that by 2030 there will be over half a million wind jobs alone [4].
Putting a price on carbon when it comes out of the ground is simple, will raise the cost of fossil fuel spurring more development in high mileage cars trucks and energy stingy appliances and factory machinery.  It grows the economy, creates jobs.  There is no good economic argument against it.