“So? Oil is nearly as fungible as electronic money.
The only thing that matters regarding the sources of oil is that the easiest, sweetest is gone. Never again will Jed Clampett be able to shoot a well. If you think the dirty tar sands is equivalent to crude oil, you are just as ignorant as Jed.”
OldTulsan on Mar 15, 2013 at 21:21:22
“From "Six reasons Keystone XL was a bad deal all along | Fox News"
"1. Keystone XL Would Not Reduce Foreign Oil Dependency
The oil to be sent through Keystone XL pipeline was never destined for US markets. In its own presentation to investors about the proposed pipeline extension, TransCanada (the company behind Keystone XL) boasted that most if not all of the extracted and refined oil would be exported --- sold in oversees markets where oil fetches a higher price (and thus turns a higher profit for the company).
2. Keystone XL Would Have Increased Domestic Oil Prices
3. Keystone XL Overstated Number of Jobs to be Created
4. Current Keystone Pipeline Leaked 12 Times in Last Year
5. The Environmental Concerns About Oil Leaks Are Justified
6. Mining Tar Sands Would Worsen Global Warming"
The article was written by Sally Kohn, a progressive comentator.”
“I am amazed that the Huffington Post, attempting to be a reputable news and educated opinion resource is still allowing anonymous posts. Personally, I consider myself responsible for my comments. I am not a climate scientist. However, I am a climate communications student who has spent almost thirty years watching the increasing certainty of climate changes caused by what we first called the enhanced greenhouse effect.
The first thing that I understand is that CO2 and other greenhouse gases definitely cause global warming. While other factors, such as land use changes, also contribute, there is no credible denial of the basic atmospheric physics. To claim otherwise is either ignorant, irresponsible, or a setup to deny action based on a scientific certainty surpassing the knowledge that tobacco smoking causes cancer.
The next is that the increasing knowledge about global warming includes many streams of evidence from sediments, ice cores, and many other measurements. The measurements of surface and ocean warming are not based on climate models, they are hard science, the accuracy of which has been debated, challenged and successfully defended for over forty years. The Earth is warming. No doubt.”
Leslie Graham2 on Oct 5, 2013 at 21:43:40
“When climate scientists are getting death threats from deniers just for doing their job there is no way I am giving away my address.
I've got the safety of my wife and family to consider.
I daresay I could be tracked down if someone was determined but I'm not going to make it easy for them.”