03
AUG
2018

In Case You Have Any Doubts…

In case you or someone you know still has any doubts about the fact of human caused climate change or of its devastating consequences and effects this article should make you think twice a hundred times.  Events are unfolding along the lines that have been predicted for a few...
29
JUL
2018

Oil, Utilities Fight to Fuel Vehicles of the Future

The following article appeared in the Wall Street Journal recently.  It reveals how energy companies are viewing the future of automotive transportation.  It also describes some of the investments that are being made in encouraging and preparing for a world full of electric...
29
JUL
2018

An Unrecognizable World

The map below does not copy well to this posting.  The title is “The World: 4 degrees C Warmer”.  And it notes, “No one knows exactly what this world will look like, but models provide insights into forced human migrations and our future power generation.”...
15
JUL
2018

Declining Demand for Fossil Fuel Stock

Here’s some news you may have missed.  Ireland is divesting of its fossil fuel investments. More and more individuals and institutions are realizing that holding and investing in fossil fuel companies is bad for the planet, bad economics and bad for their reputation and...
14
JUL
2018

Can a Warmer Planet Cause Wars?

Over the years I have written about how climate change is a threat to world peace.  In fact, the Pentagon has been saying this in its security threat reports since the ’90′s.  They actually call it the highest threat to peace.  The reason is what climate change is...
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...
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...