TransCanada Corporation's shrewd political ploy to avoid having the Obama administration judge the wisdom of a Keystone Pipeline expansion just might work. If it doesn't, it won't matter: Canadian crude will find its way to refineries somewhere, somehow.
Apparently the science surrounding alleged anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW) is not really so settled after all. In a barely noticed statement released last week, NASA dropped the equivalent of a nuclear bomb on the United Nations climate-alarmism machine, noting that ice across Antarctica has been growing at break-neck speed for decades. The surging ice growth, of course, directly contradicts the predictions of global-warming alarmists, including a 2013 report by the increasingly discredited UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claiming, falsely as it turns out, that Antarctica was losing ice and causing rising sea levels.
The world’s richest capitalist is a statist, who says the private sector is “inept,” pushes Big Government schemes for a global carbon tax and billions more government spending on energy R&D.
“Climate change” is not a major talking point in the Russian media. Furthermore, notes a Reuters report published by the New York Times on October 29, Russian news professionals are taking their cue on this issue from none other than President Vladimir Putin.
No mention in Big Media: The official draft text of the climate treaty for the soon-to-start UN Climate Summit in Paris proposes to establish an International Tribunal of Climate Justice.