Welcome to Hill Heat 3

Posted by Brad Johnson Wed, 11 Jul 2007 03:00:00 GMT

This is my first real post on Hill Heat, the dynamic site focused entirely on covering global warming developments on Capitol Hill. You’ll find a complete listing of global-warming related Congressional hearings and other events, as well as informative commentary and analysis. Future features include bill tracking, live webcasts, and the ability to search the hearing database by committee, topic, witness, or whatever you choose. Drop me a line at cunctator at hillheat any time.


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  1. blogassault.townhall.com Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:05:35 GMT

    Just what the world needs, another global warming alarmist website. I will spread the word to ALL my friends.

    Thanks! I hope you find the content useful.

  2. Indicus Wed, 11 Jul 2007 20:20:35 GMT

    Good luck with your project, Cunctator. Let’s hope that you have some good troll disinfectant handy, as the Townhallers seem to have become aware of you.

  3. James Aach Wed, 11 Jul 2007 22:13:36 GMT

    Good luck covering all the governmental fun!

    As an engineer who works in the electric energy field, I’m increasingly concerned that we have decided that the basic laws of nature can be overcome by ideology. This applies whether one is “for” or “against” the global warming theory or what energy sources one choses to embrace. But nature’s checkbook is not easily balanced: some energy sources may be viewed as morally or environmentally superior to what provides the bulk of our electric power now (fossil/nuke/hydro) – - but that doesn’t mean these newer sources can produce the equivalent amount of energy. That fact is often lost in political punditry and posturing.

    Of course, conservation should clearly be the number one goal of any energy policy. The willingness to push or ignore conservation issues is a key political issue and a very hard sell. Electricity consumption is the 800 pound gorilla which makes most proposed “solutions” just tinkering on the margins (unless drastic lifestyle changes are proposed in tandem).

    In general, it appears to me that most of those who’ll be deciding our energy future have little understanding of our energy present. So I’ve written an introduction to my own field of energy expertise – nuclear power. To avoid reader boredom it’s in the form of a thriller novel, and it’s available at no cost to readers at http://RadDecision.blogspot.com . Reader reviews at the homepage have been very positive. “Rad Decision” is also available in paperback at online retailers. In Rad Decision, the good and the bad are covered (there’s plenty of both), along with the politics, people and technology. The real world of nuclear is much different than what is usually portrayed – and if we’re going to come up with real world energy soutions, we need real world perspective. (Personally, I’m not sure what the solution should be – though giant mutant squirrels on treadmills sounds promising…..)

    “I’d like to see Rad Decision widely read.” – Stewart Brand, founder of The Whole Earth Catalog and noted futurist.