14
JUL
2018

Renewable Energy Cost Now Challenging Even Natural Gas

When Sierra Club began the effort to challenge the final permitting of a proposed coal fired power plant being built by Indeck in Elwood, Illinois southwest of Chicago near Joliet, we never could have imagined where we’d be some 16 years later.  After 8 years Indeck threw in the...
14
JUL
2018

Rainforest Destruction Causing Greater Harm that Thought

As time goes on we continue to learn more and more about how complex our climate is.  So many factors contribute to how things change. Research constantly unfolds new understanding of how our human activities are exacerbating global warming which is in turn changing the climate...
26
JUN
2018

San Joaquin Valley Farming Crisis

The following article is kinda long and detailed.  But the point is profound.  Humans are depleting the groundwater aquifer under the California farmland.  This is not simply a climate change issue but a warming planet is contributing to the crisis.  Less rain in the area and...
24
JUN
2018

Top U.K. Banker Warns of Economic Climate Bubble

 If you go to my website, franklytalking.com,  and look back over the years of posts, you’ll see quite a few are pointing out the economic and investment risk that climate change threatens. Gradually, over the past years, the alarm has been growing and growing...
19
JUN
2018

Heartbreaking Expose of Global Warming on Peoples’ Daily Life

When you think of climate change what do you think of?  Do you think about how it will affect you personally?  Or how it may affect others?  Do you worry about hurricanes? Tornados?  Flooding? Sea level rise? Storm surge? Fires? Drought? Mud slides?  Heat waves? Travel delays?...
17
JUN
2018

Altering NSR Can Kill You. Concerned??

There are some small obscure items that fly way under the public’s radar that can have an enormous impact on individuals and society.  One of those is a regulation called NSR.  That stands for New Source Review and falls under the Clean Air Act.  This regulation for coal...
16
JUN
2018

Don’t Fret CAFE Rollbacks

There are untold numbers of articles reiterating the fact that regardless of what the Trump Administration does about reducing the current CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards it would be insane for the auto manufacturers NOT to continue pushing forward on maximum fuel...
11
JUN
2018

Will the Middle East Become Uninhabitable?

It can be hard to imagine the catastrophic impact that climate change can create.  While the US has seen impacts, somehow when droughts dissipate, hurricanes die out, mud slides get cleaned up, fires are doused, flood waters recede and temperatures drop most of the public forgets...
06
JUN
2018

Harvard, London School of Economics and EDF Finally Agree with What I’ve Been Saying for Years

I’d love to be wrong on my prognostications about the consequences of a warming climate as that would mean that the future is not so bleak as I’ve often made it out to be.  And I guess it’s a bit braggadocios to be an “I told you so”.  But, as has...
13
MAY
2018

Kids Are Suing for Their Future and Winning!!

Here is another example of how our youth are standing up and advocating for their own future.  There are several lawsuits that may seem problematic and far fetched at first but are gaining traction in court.  Each one continues to move forward step by step. At their core, they...