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Archived Since:November 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

New York State Ban On Fracking Made Official

“ After years of exhaustive research and examination of the science and facts, prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing is the only reasonable alternative.” Those were the words many activists in New York never expected to hear from...Show More Summary

Two Minutes To Safeguard Our Future

This is an guest op-ed by Alex Lenferma, Diego Arguedas Ortiz, Leehi Yona and Chris Wright. Two minutes. Once a year, global youth are given two minutes to provide input on global climate policy during the fortnight-long United Nations Climate Summit. Show More Summary

Chicken Little Meet the Friends of Science

Canada's leading climate conspiracy theorists, the Friends of Science, are out this week with a critique on climate change that would make even Chicken Little blush.  In a press release issued Thursday, the Friends of Science state that...Show More Summary

New PBS Documentary Exposes Human Toll Of Oil Boomtown In North Dakota

The boomtown has always loomed large in the American imagination, but as it makes a comeback in this age of overabundant US oil and gas production, it’s more timely than ever to examine the real impacts on people and communities of the...Show More Summary

EPA's New Fracking Study: A Close Look at the Numbers Buried in the Fine Print

When EPA ’s long-awaited draft assessment on fracking and drinking water supplies was released, the oil and gas industry triumphantly focused on a headline-making sentence: “We did not find evidence of widespread, systemic impacts on...Show More Summary

How an Environmental Journalist Became an Apologist for the Fossil Fuel Industry

The DeSmog UK epic history series turns to Richard D North, an environmental journalist who later took money from ExxonMobil, placing blame on consumers rather than fossil fuels for causing climate change. During the ‘90s and early 2000s,...Show More Summary

Are Coal, Oil and Gas the Subprime Assets of the Future?

This is a guest post by Dan Zegart That question was actually asked by British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey last year, and its ramifications are extensively explored in a provocative report released today by the Center for International Environmental Law, a Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban: Daniel Yergin and the Anatomy of an Industry Public Relations Push

“ This is a historic turning point,” said Daniel Yergin. “The defining force now in world oil today is the growth of U.S.  production.” That quote is from an article from November 2014 in the New York Times, which described Daniel Yergin...Show More Summary

The Carbon Bubble Explained In A Way Even City Investors Can Understand...

The concepts of a 'carbon bubble' and 'stranded assets' may seem devilishly complex even for City slickers. But the non-profit financial think tank Carbon Tracker has today released a video explaining the risks faced by investors in a way that a particularly astute child might well understand. Click here for reuse options!

Mark Steyn’s Newest Attack On Michael Mann And The Hockey Stick

DeSmog UK visited Washington DC earlier this month to check out the Heartland Institute's annual climate denial conference. There, amongst the conference's hand-outs, we discovered a promotional bookmark advertising a new book attacking Michael Mann's hockey stick as “a disgrace to the profession”. Show More Summary

For The First Time In 40 Years, Economic Growth Did Not Lead To More Carbon Emissions In 2014

More than 160 countries are now consciously uncoupling from fossil fuels by adopting renewable energy policies and targets, which helped make 2014 the first year in the past four decades that economic growth was not accompanied by aShow More Summary

New Research Confirms Earthquake Swarms Caused by Oil and Gas Industry

The evidence establishing that the oil and gas industry is causing earthquakes grew much stronger last week, as two scientific papers clarified exactly how human activity is driving the swarm of quakes that has afflicted Oklahoma for the past six years. For decades, earthquakes were rare in the central US. Show More Summary

Matt Ridley Spins Conspiracy Theories and More in a Classic Denial of Science

This article has been cross-posted from HotWhopper. Was it Pope Francis who pushed deniers over the edge? Is it the climate negotiations taking place this year? Matt Ridley, a science denier from the UK who claims to be a “lukewarmer”, has written a Gish gallop worthy of Tim Ball. Show More Summary

Was the Climate Deniers' Hunt for Flaws in Michael Mann's Hockey Stick Successful?

We continue our DeSmog UK epic history series with the sceptics’ endless search for any evidence that Mann had manipulated science in producing his hockey stick graph. The climate deniers' hunt for any shred of evidence that MichaelShow More Summary

Will These Five High Profile Catholics Head For Confession Over Pope's Climate Encyclical?

The Roman Catholic Church did some catching up last week with a clear and definitive statement calling for decisive action on global greenhouse gas emissions. In Pope Francis’ “encyclical”, the head of the world’s one billion or so Catholics...Show More Summary

Dirty Money vs. Clean Power: How the Fossil Fuel Industry Hopes to Kill EPA’s Climate Rule

This is a guest post by Patrick Parenteau, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School The fossil fuel industry is pulling out all the stops in an effort to derail President Obama’s Clean Power Plan being developed by the Environmental Protection...Show More Summary

American Tea Party Supporters Base Climate Claims on Ideology not Science, Study Confirms

The image of polar ice caps is being used by both sides of the climate debate, but in the United States there’s one political faction whose claims may be more ideologically driven than others. According to a new study by the University...Show More Summary

Oil and Gas Industry-Funded Website FrackFeed.com Off to Shaky Start

FrackFeed.com is a new oil and gas industry-supported website whose mission is to challenge the negative public perception of fracking. That’s a tall order since public awareness and opposition to fracking is growing following the passage of...Show More Summary

Cost of Doing Business? Oil Companies Agree To Pay For Some of Lac-Megantic Damages, But Not to Solve the Real Problems

Although insisting the industry is not to blame, several of the oil companies involved in the fatal Lac-Megantic oil train accident in 2013 have agreed to contribute to a fund to compensate the families of the 47 victims in that accident. The...Show More Summary

The Dark Money Funding Climate Change Denial

The network of corporate-funded right wing think tanks in America is massive. The money that flows to these organizations is even more massive than the networks themselves, and it flows in almost total secrecy thanks to Donors TrustShow More Summary

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