Robert Bryce

Manhattan Institute

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Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for Energy Policy and Managing editor of Energy Tribune; author of Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence" and Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future

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President Obama says Republicans forced his decision to  reject the Keystone XL Pipeline , designed to bring Canadian shale oil 1600 miles from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries.

Keystone Decision a Political Hot Potato for Obama

President Obama says Republicans forced his decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline , designed to bring Canadian shale oil 1600 miles from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries.

from To the Point

In North Africa and the Middle East, recent disruptions are all about politics and liberation from despotic regimes.  For the energy industry and for speculators it's the price of oil…

Politics, Oil Production and the Price of Gasoline

In North Africa and the Middle East, recent disruptions are all about politics and liberation from despotic regimes.  For the energy industry and for speculators it's the price of oil…

from Which Way, L.A.?

Moammar Gadhafi may or may not be driven from power. In the meantime, unrest and international sanctions have cut Libya's oil production by half.

Politics, Oil Production and the Price of Gasoline

Moammar Gadhafi may or may not be driven from power. In the meantime, unrest and international sanctions have cut Libya's oil production by half.

from To the Point

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What will change the minds of climate change skeptics? An astrophysics professor suggests reframing the climate debate in a more positive light -- as a result of human evolution.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In a world in which global opinion reigns, public diplomacy rooted in nationalism and propaganda will not save us from pressing crises.

from Scheer Intelligence

66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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The House of Representatives appears to be moving toward impeachment of President Trump.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

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President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

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Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

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