Mettre en œuvre une réelle politique d’efficacité énergétique s’impose d’autant plus que le nucléaire n’a jamais permis de réduire notre facture pétrolière ni nos importations d’électricité de pointe depuis l’Allemagne, très coûteuses et polluantes. Son coût est d’ailleurs appelé à augmenter du simple fait de l’indispensable renforcement de la sûreté des centrales. Jouer sur l’offre seule est donc voué à l’échec.
Almost 200 dead bottlenose dolphin bodies have been found since mid-January through this week along shorelines of Gulf coast states, including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, Reuters notes. About half of the carcasses are newborns or stillborn infants.
That number is around 14 times the average numbers recorded during the same time frame between 2002 and 2007 and has coincidentally occurred during the first calving season since the BP Deepwater Horizon debacle last year in the Gulf.
Michaels’ admission that he receives around 40 percent - his guess - of his funding from Big Oil is important, because he is quoted widely in the media for his skepticism about manmade climate change. As the ExxonSecrets profile of Pat Michaels sums up well, he is “possibly the most prolific and widely-quoted climate change skeptic scientist.”
In a sane world, a company guilty of gross negligence that resulted in the deaths of 11 workers would be under criminal investigation, and not be parading around the coast, telling the media where they can go and who they can talk to, while forbidding their clean-up crews from wearing protective gear.