Oblivion Beckons — Part II of II

In Part I misguided administration actions on all things climate change were partially listed. These paint the picture of incoherence and misdirection — efforts to hide the ball and deceive the public appear to be the every day mission of the Biden Administration. One cannot help but draw that conclusion as the administrative state seeks.. read more →

Final Stop, Oblivion

Part I of II John Kerry relinquishes Special Climate Envoy post to accept role in Biden presidential campaign — modern record for consecutive political failures within reach! Following the climate confab — COP28 — in Dubai late last year, John Kerry celebrated the “transition from fossil fuels” signed by 200 countries. It was the latest.. read more →

Robert Booth Fowler 1940-2024

Scholar, Professor/Teacher, Author, Enigma, Beloved Friend This truly whole, devout, charming, self-effacing gentleman quietly exited on a Saturday afternoon in mid-January. His hearty laugh and rapier wit silenced by an auto immune disorder with no known cure. We came to know Booth and his wife, Alice Honeywell, less than four years ago. Like many in.. read more →

17 Jan 2024

9/11: Being there — 12/23: Being here

Twenty-two years ago your scribe was in Washington, DC. On a beautiful Tuesday morning, standing curbside outside the Independent Petroleum Association HQ with my fellow Government Affairs practitioners, we were hailing taxis to the Hill. Just before 9am, IPAA’s Ben Dillon walked toward us waving us back into the office, “You’ve got to see this!”.. read more →

Paris Climate Accords: Paving the Road to Hell

Among the most shopworn and tired of aphorisms, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” quote is credited variously to Sant Bernard of Clairvaux around 1150, to Karl Marx among others, and a song by that title was penned by Chris Rea and released in 1989. A babe in the woods (and green.. read more →

Treaties, Accords & Agreements — Disgraceful History of Deliberate Deceit

Two “diplomatic” events early in the Biden presidency characterize the bald cynicism and deceit in diplomatic “agreements, accords and treaties.” An examination of the cancellation of the Keystone pipeline and the rejoining of the Paris Climate Accords define the U.S. decline in international standing. Both political moves are just that, nothing more. No wait, they’re.. read more →

The Carbon Capture Fantasy

Questions about emissions, the electric grid, fossil/organic fuels, the economics and governmental policies of all the above swirl around day after day with different actors waxing and waning on the carousel that is “climate.” Or CLIMATE! From Al Gore, The Science Guy, Greta Thunberg, John Kerry, Rachel Carson, Paul Ehrlich and carbon tax fans et.. read more →

The Departed — One Year Later

Nearly one year has passed since my friend John departed this life. Today I walked by what used to be his Arizona condominium — our dog Missy looked up the staircase she used to charge up to greet her pals Bailey, John and Pearl. Today she glanced up there and kept on walking, no doubt.. read more →

02 Mar 2023

A Nuclear Phoenix Arises from Clinch River Ashes

“Nuclear energy is a baseload — meaning its power that you can run anytime you want, day or night — and its carbon free.” Nathan Mhyrvold, co-founder Intellectual Ventures and climate change policy skeptic When all else fails, the U.S. turns to the right thing. For decades the NRC — the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (otherwise.. read more →

Murderous Quartet Warming Up for Main Event

The forces employing malevolence across the globe are warming up for the Main Event — confrontation with the Animal House that is Washington, D.C. Four singleminded, cold-eyed killers are in the final stages of the big push — not to annihilate the Free World, but to neutralize it in aid of imposing their leadership and.. read more →