Some subscribers to Math-Teach might be interested in a recent post "The President and the Pipeline" [Hake (2013)]. The abstract reads:


ABSTRACT: Ryan Lizza, in his "New Yorker" article "The President and the Pipeline" at < on the cons of the pipeline as seen by environmentalist such as James Hansen, Bill McKibben, and Tom Steyer; and the pros as seen by the Canadian government, the oil industry, and various business interests.

In "Tar Sands and Dirty Tricks," James Hansen at <> lauds Lizza's article as "excellent" but points out (a) several important errors, and (b) a recent relevant article "Climate sensitivity, sea level, and atmospheric carbon dioxide" [Hansen, Sato, Russell, & Kharecha (2013) at <> (1.9 MB).


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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University; Links to: Articles <>; Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs <>; Academia <>; Blog <>; GooglePlus <>; Google Scholar <>; Twitter <>; Facebook <>; Linked In <>.

"Burning all fossil fuels, we conclude, would make most of the planet uninhabitable by humans, thus calling into question strategies that emphasize adaptation to climate change." Hansen, Sato, Russell, & Kharecha (2013)

REFERENCES [URL shortened by <> and accessed on 21 Sept. 2013.] 

Hake, R.R. 2013. "The President and the Pipeline," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at <>. Post of 20 Sep 2013 14:44:58-0400 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to various discussion lists and also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <> with a provision for comments.