Tag: climate change
Is Fracking Good or Bad?
May 17, 2021
Originally posted on Forbes.com on May 4, 2021
Why Is It An Emotionally-Charged Issue For Americans
Fracking of oil and gas wells is a conundrum. On one hand, fracking was a key to releasing oil and gas from shale rock, which led to the successful shale revolution that allowed us to buy cheap gasoline and … More “Is Fracking Good or Bad?”
What global warming can do to us – Part 2
September 28, 2020
TEMPERATURES IN AUSTRALIA.In my new book, The Shale Controversy, one chapter is called Australia – Poster Child for Global Warming. I visited my old country in August 2019 for almost a month, and ran headlong into a number of events that seemed to shout, “Global Warming is here”. The annual average temperature in Australia has … More “What global warming can do to us – Part 2”
What global warming can do to us – Part 1
September 14, 2020
INTRODUCTION. Julian Pfitzner, a friend from Australia, first got me thinking about global warming when he told me fracking for oil and gas contributed to global warming, which he was an expert about. I was stunned because I had worked in fracking for 30 years, so it felt like an attack (though unintentional) on my … More “What global warming can do to us – Part 1”
Traveling to reality: Australia Part 3.
November 25, 2019
This story is adapted from a BBC report dated 9 November 2019. THE PRESENT. In early November 2019, concurrent wildfires were raging in eastern Australia and California. This is unprecedented because its Spring in Australia and Fall in California – the wrong seasons for wildfires, let along wildfires that are this intense.
Climate change: Part 7. Science and faith
May 1, 2019
I WAS IN STARBUCKS IN LUBBOCK, CLOSE TO TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY. Waiting for a woman I had never met. I told her I was tall and with a gray beard. After sipping a decaf mocha frappe, she tapped me on the shoulder and I stood and shook hands.
She was young (at least compared to … More “Climate change: Part 7. Science and faith”
Fracking and Global Warming: What’s the Connection?
March 2, 2019
I gave a talk this past week called Fracking and Global Warming: What’s the Connection? I appreciate the invite by Dr John Korstad who teaches two different courses on Sustainability at Oral Roberts University (ORU).
Sustainability is getting to be a hot subject: it implies conserving the present environment for our grand-kids, to use a … More “Fracking and Global Warming: What’s the Connection?”
Climate Change: Part 6. Deadly serious now.
November 25, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Wildfires in California. • Greenhouse gases reach new high. • New US government report – what does President Trump think?
There is a reason for Part 6 in this series on Climate Change. I am concerned that the world is on the cusp of a pretty big crisis. And I … More “Climate Change: Part 6. Deadly serious now.”
Climate Change: Part 5. New IPCC report – scary or not?
October 26, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The situation is worse than we thought. • Between 70 and 90% of coral reefs expected to die off, including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. • Individuals can do something about it. • Being aware of what we eat, where it comes from, how we travel, how we heat our homes, … More “Climate Change: Part 5. New IPCC report – scary or not?”
Climate change: Part 4. Wildfires in California
December 9, 2017
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The devastating wildfires close to Los Angeles: story and pics. • The fires are fanned by Santa Ana winds. • Man saves wild rabbit from burning. • Are the wildfires really caused by global warming? • Postscript: Conversation with a skeptical professional.
This is part of a series on climate … More “Climate change: Part 4. Wildfires in California”