[Vision2020] Correction: Re: No Coal Terminal North of Bellingham

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Mon May 23 20:26:49 PDT 2016

Correction... Raymond Pierrehumbert is no longer on the faculty of the
University of Chicago, as my previous email in this thread indicated.  He
is described as holding the Halley Professorship of Physics on the
University of Oxford website:

>From the University of Chicago website about Pierrehumbert's departure:


*"On 1 July 2015 I took up the post of Halley Professor of Physics at the
University of Oxford*, and while I retain a number of collaborations with
my colleagues at the University of Chicago, I am no longer an active
faculty member there. At some point this site will be moved to Oxford. I am
building a new group there covering a range of projects regarding planetary
climate, including both exoplanets, Earth paleoclimate and global change
Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 5:56 PM, Ted Moffett <starbliss at gmail.com> wrote:

> Interesting that fishing rights was the "deciding factor," if you are
> correct on this point.  A broader legal precedent that could be employed to
> stop all coal shipments from the US to other nations would be a much more
> important result.
> The effort to keep US coal reserves, which are gigantic, in the ground,
> and not burned in the US nor shipped to other nations, is of course
> critical in the global effort to mitigate catastrophic anthropogenic global
> warming.
> As Raymond Pierrehumbert, the Louis Block Professor in Geophysical
> Sciences at the University of Chicago, who served on the atmospheric
> science faculties of MIT and Princeton, phrased it in an article on
> Realclimate.org "*Keystone XL: Game over?" "...coal is still the
> 800-gigatonne gorilla at the carbon party." *
> He is of course referring to traditional fossil fuels, coal, oil and
> natural gas as we know it, and not methane hydrates in the oceans, and
> permafrost, which are arguably more abundant: *Read here: *
> *http://geology.com/articles/methane-hydrates/
> <http://geology.com/articles/methane-hydrates/>   Methane Hydrate: "The
> world's largest natural gas resource is trapped beneath permafrost and
> ocean sediments"*
> *Pierrehumbert's article referenced above is at website below, as is his
> bio:*
> Keystone XL: Game Over?
> http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2011/11/keystone-xl-game-over/
> Pierrehumbert's bio:
> http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/raymond-t-pierrehumbert/
> ---------------------------------------
> Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett
> On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Nicholas Gier <ngier006 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Greetings:
>> I've not seen this in our regional news, but the Army Corps has rejected
>> a proposal to build a huge coal terminal at Cherry Point.  The deciding
>> factor was the Lummi Indian fishing rights.
>> For the entire story go to
>> http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article76545117.html
>> There are already nine trains a day that travel those tracks to
>> Vancouver, B. C. and thousands of local residents joined with the Indians
>> to protest this insane idea.
>> One big victory for the environment.
>> Nick
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