Supreme Court scientific circus act

Thu, 2006-11-30 16:39Kevin Grandia
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Supreme Court scientific circus act

As the Supreme Court global warming case enters its second full day, the circus act on the administrative side of the floor continues. Today, first admitting that he had limited knowledge of climate science, Deputy Solicitor General Gregory Garre then proceeds to state that there is a “likely connection” between greenhouse gases and global warming but that “it cannot unequivocally established.”

As our friends at ThinkProgress point out “There is no doubt among the experts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body which involves thousands of scientists from over 120 countries who develop detailed reports on climate change, produced a report in 2001 which was reviewed by more than 1,000 top experts, including so-called “climate skeptics” and representatives from industry.”

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At 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, Greeley, Colorado was struck by a 3.4 magnitude earthquake. Earthquakes are highly unusual in eastern Colorado, raising speculation that it was a “frackquake” — a man-made earthquake stimulated by the disposal of contaminated drilling water in deep injection wells. This disposal technique forces wastewater generated from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) deep into underground rock formations, lubricating layers of rock that would not ordinarily be subject to movement.

Earthquakes are so rare in eastern Colorado that the U.S....

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