Jan 23–GDACC meeting SUNY Main St.-5:00 pm at 9 Main St.

 

If you have no intention of leasing your property for gas drilling, please sign the Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy Pledge and counter the claims of Landowner coalitions that they control the majority of acreage in New York http://catskillcitizens.org/nl/
 
 

Agenda.Sept 12

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps – The New York Times

Donald Trump’s “carbon bubble” economy is bound to pop — the only question is how bad it will be – Salon.com

Trump’s economic policies are built on many flawed assumptions, especially a fossil-fuel boom that won’t end well

Source: Donald Trump’s “carbon bubble” economy is bound to pop — the only question is how bad it will be – Salon.com

Methane: New York’s Dirty Addiction to Shale Gas – YouTube

Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump – The Washington Post

“People have felt a call to arms. We need to be outspoken.”

Source: Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump – The Washington Post

State deploys response trailers along crude oil transportation corridor – Capitol Confidential

The state will station 24 emergency response trailers at key locations along the state’s crude oil transportation corridor, including one in the City of Albany and four in the Capital Region,…

Source: State deploys response trailers along crude oil transportation corridor – Capitol Confidential

A Wrenching Choice for Alaska Towns in the Path of Climate Change – The New York Times

Alaska is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the nation. So what are the dozens of villages at imminent risk of destruction to do?

Source: A Wrenching Choice for Alaska Towns in the Path of Climate Change – The New York Times

An Updated Anaylsis of Pipeline Incidents

This article provides updated analysis of 4,215 pipeline incidents from 2010-2016, with 100 fatalities, 470 injuries, and damages exceeding $3.4 billion.

Source: An Updated Anaylsis of Pipeline Incidents

FracTracker Alliance Home – insights empowering action

Home page. FracTracker studies, maps, & communicates the risks of oil & gas development to protect our planet & support the renewable energy transformation.

Source: FracTracker Alliance Home – insights empowering action

Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate – The New York Times

Homeowners are slowly growing wary of buying property in the areas most at risk, setting up a potential economic time bomb in an industry that is struggling to adapt.

Source: Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate – The New York Times

David MacKay FRS: Sustainable Energy – without the hot air: Contents

Source: David MacKay FRS: Sustainable Energy – without the hot air: Contents

Free download of entire contents and 10 page synopsis.

THIS IS A 2009 BOOK BY A PHYSICS ACADEMIC  PERSON; IN IT HE PRESENTS A TON OF REALLY WELL PRESENTED QUANTITATIVE DATA/ANALYSES; HE ATTEMPTS AND I BELIEVE SUCCEEDS, IN MAKING BIG COMPLEX NUMBERS USEFUL – E.G. HOW MANY KILOWATT HOURS OF ENERGY PER DAY PER CAPITA ARE CURRENTLY CONSUMED – INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION AND HEATING?  AND, WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL  PRODUCTION BY ALL THE LIKELY RENEWABLES.]
[I have verified some of his critical numbers against brand-new analyses by PSE Healthy Energy, and they compare well – suggesting converging accuracy.] –Stan Scobie, Binghamton, NY, 607-669-4683