You might recall our posts on litigation by states, counties, and cities blaming a host of calamities, real and imagined, past and future, on Big Oil. The producers tried their best to remove the cases to federal court. In a two-sentence ruling, the United States Supreme Court refused to consider defendants’ Hail-Mary to have the
COP27 … More of the Same
We’ll end the year end with a look at “COP27”, the all-expense-paid shindig that was the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, featuring exaggerations, hysteria, and outright misstatements burning with greater intensity and frequency than their beloved climate itself.
Before you decide who to trust, remember who says they “own the…
More Climate News You Don’t Often Hear
Its time again to report on climate-related news from a perspective other than the alarmists. I’ll leave it to those who know more than I.
First, have you wondered why all the news from your Google search seems to spell climate D-O-O-M? Maybe its because the UN has teamed up with the search engine to…
Climate Change Lawsuits Plague Oil and Gas Producers
A special thanks to Derek Younkers, a soon-to-be 1L at Baylor Law School, who gathered the material for this post.
Those with even a passing acquaintance with the Old Testament know that when the Good Book talks pestilence and destruction, its go-to is a horde of locusts. And so it is with the plethora of…
California Climate Change Suit Returns to State Court
Co-author Brittany Blakey
In City of San Mateo, et al v. Chevron Corporation, et al, six California jurisdictions sued 13 energy company defendants for global warming-related claims.
The question in this round was whether the federal district court was wrong in remanding the suit to state court after it had been removed to federal…
Are There Other Ways to Look at the IPCC 6th Assessment?
I prepared this post before Ida. It might now be perceived as cynical, or unsympathetic to the plight of those affected in South Louisiana and the Northeast. Is the intensity of hurricanes exacerbated by global warming? Some say it is; some say it isn’t. Regardless, what to know and do about climate change…
Is There a Problem With Nuclear Energy?
From the “Not-my-circus-not-my-monkeys” department, after the 10th anniversary of the Fukishima disaster last March my curiosity ventured into the nuclear energy debate. See these observations from those who actually know something about the issue (read the articles themselves for the full story). Opinions vary widely:…
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Climate Change for Landmen and Lawyers – Part 5
In the fifth and final installment on the climate change debate, Gray Reed energy partner Paul Yale considers (and responds to) another criticism of Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm: How Climate Panic Costs Us Billions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.
Joseph Stiglitz in the New York Times negatively reviewed False Alarm…
Climate Change for Energy Professionals – Part 4
The fourth installment on the climate change debate by Gray Reed energy partner Paul Yale looks at criticisms of Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm: How Climate Panic Costs Us Billions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet. These short summaries can’t do justice to Paul’s articles, or the books themselves for that matter.
Climate Change for Energy Professionals – Part 3
In his third installment on the climate change debate, Gray Reed energy partner Paul Yale discusses the assertions of Bjorn Lomborg in his book False Alarm:
- Lomborg relies on two major sources: Reports from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the US Government’s National Climate Assessment.
- He says their forecasts about