The Dallas Morning News published my letter on blocking the Keystone pipeline. For those who do not subscribe and are interested, a copy of the letter is below.
Fossil fuels here to stay
Re: “Battle over Keystone – Skeptics are wrong – blocking the pipeline will help curb climate change” Bill McKibben says,” Sunday Points.
Climate activist Bill McKibben says blocking the pipeline will help curb climate change, but this is wrong on two points. First, blocking the pipeline won’t stop the oil from being used, it will just be used someplace else, such as China. Second, even if Canadian oil sands are never utilized, it won’t improve our climate, because atmospheric CO2 additions have little effect. (more…)