The drought in the Southwest gets worse, with serous implications for the growing cities in Nevada and Arizona. Las Vegas gets 90% of its water from Lake Mead, which is now at its lowest level since it was filled 75 years ago. I wonder if the climate deniers are also drought deniers. NASA photo:
NYT reports on a new IEA report that concludes we’ve past peak oil production from conventional crude oil supplies, and the future liquid fuels will come from natural gas and “unconventional” (read, oil shale). This means much higher prices and international competition (read, China and India). So much for “drill, baby drill.”
Start here: the New Yorker article on how the climate bill died this year.
Open letter from 1Sky’s board of directors.
Rachel Maddow is a national treasure.
Bill McKibbon visited the Energy Foundation thursday to talk about his new book Eaarth and 350.org, the movement he started to promote awareness of climate change. After the disaster in the US Congress this year, enviros are in a funk, but McKibbon says he’s actually encouraged because the situation is so bad that movements like 350.org are taking hold, and will ultimately lead to real substantive actions. He’s also highlighting that what failed in the Senate wasn’t enough anyway, so it wasn’t a real loss.
Here he is on the David Letterman Show, earlier this week:
Which of these two people fits me?