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Shark fin soup. Photo byChee Hong, Wikipedia Commons.
Shark fin soup. Photo by Chee Hong, Wikipedia Commons.

Western Hypocrisy In The Shark’s Fin Debate – Analysis

By KT Tan Graham Land’s claim that “A UN-FAO commissioned report from last year estimated that the demand for shark fin soup in China, facilitated by a massive shark fishing industry in countries like Indonesia, was largely responsible for some 100 million shark deaths per year.” is a non sequitur, a logical fallacy in which […]

Coal power plant in China. Photo by Tobixen,, Wikipedia Commons.
Coal power plant in China. Photo by Tobixen,, Wikipedia Commons.

China’s Coal Conversion Projects Spark Climate Concerns

By Michael Lelyveld China is moving to slow the growth of projects that convert coal into natural gas as international criticism mounts over the environmental effects. On July 21, the National Energy Administration (NEA) directed local authorities to “curb blind investment” in coal conversion projects, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Some regions “have been […]

Renewable energy. Photo Wikipedia Commons.
Renewable energy. Photo Wikipedia Commons.

The Kardashians And Climate Change: Interview With Judith Curry

By James Stafford Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world with reducing carbon dioxide emissions. This is one of the many conundrums of the climate change debate—a debate that has been taken over by social media and […]