Wrap your brain around this: Oman is building a big solar facility to help it pump more oil. Solar energy makes steam that gets injected into the ground to bring up more oil.
You can tell Grist wants to hate the project, but just can’t.
If they work out in Oman, which desperately wants to keep its natural gas for other purposes, it could be huge: imagine entire oil fields covered with these things, silently mocking solar advocates everywhere.
Yeah, it’s helping produce oil which will get burned and cause more global warming. But the likely alternative is to produce the same oil with steam made by burning natural gas.
The Onion: Obama Turns 50 Despite Republican Opposition.
I thought that was a joke. But no: Michele Bachmann attacked Obama for celebrating his birthday on a day when stocks were crashing. And Fox News made sure their viewers knew the President was having a “hip-hop barbecue” with a bunch of other black guys instead of doing something to create jobs.
Ever wonder how that E-Trade baby is doing now that the market is going down?
Matt Damon turns back a right-wing talking point about teachers getting lazy because of tenure.
A teacher wants to teach. I mean, why else would you take a shitty salary and really long hours and do that job, unless you really love to do it?
DIY nuclear reactor — bad idea. Damn those government regulations.
After 30 years, it is time to start ignoring all of the hyperventilating about the imaginary economic horrors of environmental protection. In reality, there is overwhelming evidence that a healthy environment is part of a strong economy; indeed, allowing pollution to continue unabated is the economically foolish thing to do.
Environmental regulation doesn’t cost money; it saves money. Dealing with pollution at the source is so much easier, more efficient, and healthier than cleaning up downstream.
The Onion News Network covers agitated climate scientists as if they were zoo animals: “Don’t some people believe that scientists can actually sense danger coming?”
Some classic Fox news-twisting: When President Obama issued a statement sending “best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world” on Ramadan, Fox & Friends was all over him: He was favoring Ramadan over Easter, which hadn’t rated a presidential statement.
Of course, Easter got mentioned in the President’s weekly radio address, there was the annual Easter-egg roll on the White House lawn, and Obama hosted an Easter Prayer Breakfast in which he talked about “the resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ“. But all Fox-watchers know is that there was no official written statement, like Ramadan got.