02 March 2011

Joe Romm Edits Out Two Sentences

It is nice to see Joe Romm republish the fine work of CO2scorecard.com.  But Joe edited out two sentences from their report.  Here they are:
Roger Pielke of University of Colorado, Boulder and Michael Levi from the Council of Foreign Affairs have been questioning the sufficiency of China’s efforts for years. Analysis of EIA data lends quantitative credence to their position.


  1. Posted this on Joe's blog. He probably won't let it through because he hates serious alternatives to coal.


    Well China got the memo. This nuclear technology is far less expensive, even cheaper than coal. China is on a path to replace coal with these green nukes.

    http://www.wired.com/ wiredscience/ 2011/ 02/ china-thorium-power/

    “China Takes Lead in Race for Clean Nuclear Power”

    “China has officially announced it will launch a program to develop a thorium-fueled molten-salt nuclear reactor, taking a crucial step towards shifting to nuclear power as a primary energy source.

    The project was unveiled at the annual Chinese Academy of Sciences conference in Shanghai last week, and reported in the Wen Hui Bao newspaper (Google English translation here).

    If the reactor works as planned, China may fulfill a long-delayed dream of clean nuclear energy. The United States could conceivably become dependent on China for next-generation nuclear technology. At the least, the United States could fall dramatically behind in developing green energy.”

  2. Those two sentences are mere decimal dust, rhetorically speaking.

  3. ... at least he used an ellipsis.

  4. Romm's edit missed the phrase "data analysis" which nevertheless raises the question of attribution.
    The pure pettiness is flagrant.

  5. Brian +1.

    Doesn't he realize that this sort of thing gets in the way of his being taken seriously? Being niggard about attributions is a rookie error; actually deleting them is middle-school-level petty.