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EPA Report a Blow To Anti-Fracking Efforts

Agency lowers its estimation of methane leaks

April 29, 2013

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping gas leaks during natural gas production, in a shift with major......

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May-01-13 7:12 PM

Astrology is more of a science than Climate Change Alarmism!!!

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May-01-13 2:39 PM

It is hilarious to watch housewives like Dawg babble about Global Warming when the scientists who wrote the program that produced the "hockey stick" temperature rise ADMITTED (more or less) that if the program was given ANY SET of RANDOM DATA based on a Monte Carlo statistical analysis, it ALWAYS produced a hockey stick!!!!

The CAUSE is GLOBAL WARMING, what was the question???

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May-01-13 2:35 PM

SmokingCroaker, I think Phil Jones would make an excellent Treasurer for West Virginia.

If the number don't look right, he will just make them up and then refuse to share.

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Apr-30-13 7:58 PM

Wienerdawg, the Flat Earth Society is the Global Warming Crowd.

Stuck on the past, can't move forward with new discoveries.

Must be h*ll to live with declining faculties in Dying OV.

Guess your drinking buddies in the bars still think maybe you know something.

The rest of us KNOW better, you are full of crap!

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Apr-30-13 7:56 PM


The British scientist in the middle of November's ClimateGate scandal says that contrary to what Al Gore and many in the media claim, the debate concerning manmade global warming is not over.

"There is still much that needs to be undertaken to reduce uncertainties, not just for the future, but for the instrumental (and especially the palaeoclimatic) past as well," Phil Jones, the former head of Britain's Climatic Research Unit told the BBC.

A - Do you agree that according to the global temperature record used by the IPCC, the rates of global warming from 1860-1880, 1910-1940 and 1975-1998 were identical? [...]

[T]he warming rates for all 4 periods are similar and not statistically significantly different from each other. [...]

B - Do you agree that from 1995 to the present there has been no statistically-significant global warming?

Yes, but only just. [...]

BBWAHAHAHAH! The Head of the IPCC admits it!!

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Apr-30-13 5:53 PM

Ah, the Flat Earth Society, Creationists Inc., Flying Saucer Defense Force and "Elvis is Alive" Church have spoken! Global climate change is the work of the devil and part of a global conspiracy to set up a one-world government that will take away your right to arm bears! Where are the exorcists when you need them???.

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Apr-30-13 2:33 PM

Wienerdawg, Global Warming is SO 1990’s, dude!!!

UK Telegraph 4/30/13


Similar record cold was experienced by places in every province of Canada. SO COLD HAS THE RUSSIAN WINTER BEEN THAT MOSCOW HAD ITS DEEPEST SNOWFALL IN 134 YEARS OF OBSERVATIONS.

Here in Britain, where we had our fifth freezing winter in a row, the Central England Temperature record – according to an expert analysis on the US science blog Watts Up With That – shows that in this century, AVERAGE WINTER TEMPERATURES HAVE DROPPED BY 1.45C, MORE THAN TWICE AS MUCH AS THEIR RISE BETWEEN 1850 AND 1999, AND TWICE AS MUCH AS THE ENTIRE NET RISE IN GLOBAL TEMPERATURES RECORDED IN THE 20TH CENTURY.

Note to idiots: more evidence of GLOBAL COOLING than WARMING!!!!

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Apr-30-13 2:27 PM

2013 is the second coldest Spring in History of the record keeping.

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Apr-30-13 12:55 PM

Folks, the year 2012 was the warmest on record for the continental U.S.

Since the 1970s each decade has been significantly warmer than the last

10 warmest years (globally) on record over the past 132 years all occurred since 1998!

Earth climate is becoming less stable with increasingly wide swings in extremes.

For those who live in the state of Denial, it's time to pull your heads out of the sand - or other dark places.

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Apr-30-13 11:29 AM

Ain't science great? First they "prove" that CO2 warms the atmosphere (although I know better based on pure Thermodynamics). Now they "prove" that it cools the atmosphere!

Either way, YOU are the culprit, and you must pay higher taxes.

What a racket!

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Apr-30-13 11:28 AM

“A recent NASA Report (March 2013)throws the space agency into conflict with its climatologists after new NASA measurements prove that carbon dioxide acts as a coolant in Earth's atmosphere.

NASA's Langley Research Center has collated data proving that “greenhouse gases” actually block up to 95 percent of harmful solar rays from reaching our planet, thus reducing the heating impact of the sun. The data was collected by Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry, (or SABER). SABER monitors infrared emissions from Earth’s upper atmosphere, in particular from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances thought to be playing a key role in the energy balance of air above our planet’s surface.”

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Apr-30-13 10:36 AM

And the seasons continue in spite of all the lost sheep's claims.

Certain (Al Gore for example), on the left exploit so-called 'global warming' for their own financial gain. Much like Jackson & Sharpton inflame the black communities against the white communities.

Sowing discord & telling lies are deadly sins.

The love of money is the root of all evil.

Follow the money & you may find the truth.

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Apr-30-13 8:04 AM



It is stays the SAME, GLOBAL WARMING is on HOLD.

Is you get ACNE, GLobal Warming is the cause.

Got constipation, Global Warming is the cause .

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Apr-29-13 10:11 PM

Wienerdawg, there IS NO GENERAL WARMING TREND, you lying sack of snot. Where do you get this fecal matter???


Barack Obama:

"We can choose to believe that superstorm Sandy and the most severe drought in decades and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were just a freak coincidence, or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science and act before it’s too late.”

[Incorrect: Even the IPCC now admits there has been no global warming for 17 years, so it cannot have caused Sandy or anything else. What has not happened cannot have caused what has.

Besides, science is not done by consensus but by measurement and math.]

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Apr-29-13 9:49 PM

Might as well throw in my point of view. 1. Global warming/climate change is not a nice and tidy constant trend. The word "change" kinda hints at that reality. Regardless of the long-term trend there will be - and are - anomalies. The process varies on a seasonal, annual and multi-decade basis. The fact that the general warming trend has slowed does not mean that there is nothing more to worry about. Virtually every cancer patient goes through brief spells of remission, but that does not mean they are suddenly free from the ravages of the disease. The law of cause and effect is still being enforced.

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Apr-29-13 8:46 PM

SmokingCroaker, how bright do you have to be to realize this is the 2nd coldest Spring in history?

How can there be global warming with record cold and snow?

Oh yeah, Obama told you so . . . .

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Apr-29-13 4:18 PM

Currently natural gas prices are at levels not seen since before 2002, providing huge savings to consumers of NG. Shale gas is already providing a huge economic impact for both consumers and industry. Low energy costs saves the consumer money and increases US industrial competitiveness in a global economy. Better enjoy it while it lasts

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Apr-29-13 2:51 PM

Well here's the rest of the answer:the psychological training and anthropological stdies are the tools. The key to what is going on is that SPN. State Policy Network and ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council and other similar think tanks are busy with a network of linked organizations...very large sums of money are involved and anyone can look these people up. PR Watch at Center For Media and Democracy or wikipedia are good places to start. About the cattle and people health issues. Chemicals are labeled as carcinogenic etc. and anyone can look this up also. That is what toxic chemical means:harmful.

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Apr-29-13 2:05 PM

mkhunt “Cattle are aborting near frac sites”

Oh boy. Maybe they’re getting too close to the mind control ray transmitters...

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Apr-29-13 2:03 PM

You have to wonder what could motivate a WVUGEO to so vociferously downplay the economic impact of BILLIONS of dollars in investment in gas leases and infrastructure by dozens of the largest companies in the energy industry.

No, there's no money in gas. We’d be so much better off investing in tried-and-true coal to gasoline snake oil or CO2 to methane Solyndras. That’s where the big money is. Smell test? LOL

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Apr-29-13 2:02 PM

We are all watching the dvd of Promised Land, now available at Amazon etc. Great insights into what exactly happens when the dollar sign replaces decency and truth. Cattle are aborting near frac sites in Wetzel County. Beware organizations that are fronts for psychological manipulation. Mr. Shellenberger is involved in American Environics as well.The expertise of all the people he works with are anthropology, psychology etc. This training in control of other human beings is not a key to what he is doing. See Promised Land and look at the fake greenie get the picture!

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Apr-29-13 1:48 PM

Even further, Ohio State University not long ago published a study of what kind and how many local area jobs, and what overall economic benefit, the "gas boom" would result in for the region: "Ohio Shale Coalition Report Appears to Have Overestimated Ohio Shale Job Creation by About 400%". They concluded that most of the rosy projections everyone's being intoxicated with are coming from the gas industry itself, disinformation being disseminated for their own PR purposes; and, that official, educational institution academic study concludes with the blunt statement, that, such "industry funded impact studies typically fail to pass simple smell tests", which is a quote. And, you have to think about what might have motivated a sophisticated institution of higher learning to use such straightforward language.

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Apr-29-13 1:20 PM

atoddh: Don't see how it will "work to the advantage of the OV". Once your gas wells are all in and the migrant well drillers have moved on, who is going to remain employed by the gas industry in the OV? The pipelines are being laid, again by migrants, to cart most of the gas out of state. The very, very few folks who make it big on royalties are just as likely to buy a condo in Florida, and spend their money there. One thing about Coal: you have to hire people to dig it, and to keep digging it.

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Apr-29-13 1:17 PM

If it came from the EPA, it came from Obama. And you know what his word is worth.

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Apr-29-13 1:03 PM

sorry NR coal is out now

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