COMMENT: ‘Is Romney a Climate Change Denier?’ –... →
17 July 2012by Jesse Parent Leave a comment “Until Americans ‘care’ enough to take climate change seriously, it is unlikely the political arena will change much. The curious thing to watch is how the US, collectively or individually, ends up interpreting relevant information. Each energy industry will naturally compete to prove why it is the best, the right choice for America’s future. But...
Clathrate gun hypothesis - sea levels & extinction
Clathrate gun hypothesis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search K–Pg Tr–J P–Tr Late D O–S Millions of years ago Marine extinction intensity through time. The blue graph shows the apparent percentage (not the absolute number) of marine animal genera becoming extinct during any given time interval. It does not represent all marine species, just those that are...
Q&A Is scientific certainty enough to move the... →
12 July 2012 Leave a comment “I don’t think we’ll have the luxury of a clear, compelling, obvious directive to follow – at least in terms of taking significant action on climate change. In part of how the argument is mentioned today, it’s basically an argument against a theoretically bad outcome, which is not exactly the most motivating thing for human beings. If something ‘could’ go...
‘Naval Tension Rising in the Caspian Sea Region’ →
NEWS: ‘Naval Tension Rising in the Caspian Sea Region’ 4 July 2012by Jesse Parent 2 Comments Some of my work was recently published at The Atlantic Sentinel: The post-Soviet region has begun a high stakes arms race, fueled by competition for recently discovered oil fields. Intraregional […]
Energy independence = energy security? →
We hear these terms used frequently, often interchangeably, when we here talk of energy - especially during political discourse. But what do they really get at? See also - http://jpinfluence.com
COMMENT: ‘Does energy independence = energy... →
Sparked from a discussion on the great energy discussion site, OurEnergyPolicy.org | Does Energy Independence = Energy Security?, I share my comment here. I set out to essentially trounce the idea of “energy independence”, but eventually find my way, as usual, into the big picture of energy. “Energy security” is inherently connected to society; it must account for both addressing the supply – how...
Naval Tension Rising in the Caspian Sea Region →
Some of my work ! See more @ jpinfluence.com Some of my work was recently published at The Atlantic Sentinel: The post-Soviet region has begun a high stakes arms race, fueled by competition for recently discovered oil fields. Intraregional competition is intense, along with a mutual desire between Russia and Iran to keep foreigners (Europe and the United States) from interfering.
N. American Oil – ‘Caught Between The Sands And... →
28 June 2012 · by Jesse Parent · in News Flow. · Edit The two biggest sources of oil in North America produce significantly different types of oil, and the lack infrastructure to link those sources to proper refineries results in higher costs and less competitiveness on the global oil market. A great piece from ZeroHedge, Oil Price Differentials: Caught Between The Sands And The Pipelines, will...
Light crude oil is more desirable than heavy oil since it produces a higher...– Q&A: “What are the implications of a crude (oil) being sour vs sweet?” | Jesse Parent [INFLUENCE] How does this impact North America’s energy situation? Check out my post above.
Infrastructure Obstacles in North American Oil... →
One of my posts got picked up by The Energy Collective! Check it out The two biggest sources of oil in North America produce significantly different types of oil, and the lack of infrastructure to link those sources to proper refineries results in higher costs and less competitiveness on the global oil market. A great piece from ZeroHedge, Oil Price Differentials: Caught Between The Sands And...