About Tom Schueneman

Tom Schueneman is an online publisher, editor, and freelance writer. He is the founder of GlobalWarmingisReal.com and the History Blog Project, as well as publisher and site director for the HippieMagazine.com. Tom also contributes to numerous environmental blogs, including TriplePundit, Ecopolitology, Sustainablog, and Planetsave.   Tom's work has led him to Europe, Africa, Latin America, Canada, the South Pacific, and across the United States. His home base is San Francisco, California.

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Hottest Summer Ever for Texas, Breaks US Record

September 9th, 2011 | by Tom Schueneman

Texas has broken the record for the hottest summer in US history, the previous was set in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl of 1934. Intense drought persists over on-third of the 48 contiguous United States while record rainfall hit the Northeast, parts of California, and the Northern Plains.

Obama Reverses Course on Smog Rule

September 5th, 2011 | by Tom Schueneman

In a surprise move on Friday, President Obama ordered the EPA to withdraw its proposed regulation to tighten ground level ozone standards. Seen as yet another retreat from the president, the decision brought claims of victory from his GOP and industry rivals, and quick rebuke from his supporters and environmental watchdog groups.

State Department Finds "Few Environmental Risks" in Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline

August 26th, 2011 | by Tom Schueneman

The US State Department released today its finalized environmental review of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) does little more than affirm the State Department's preliminary findings that the 1700-mile-long pipeline from Alberta, Canada to Texas will pose "limited adverse impacts" on the environment. The finding comes in spite of the fact that a branch of the Keystone pipeline already in operation has been riddled with leaks just in its first year of operation

Does Earth Hour Demonize Electricity?

March 25th, 2011 | by Tom Schueneman

Ross McKitrick abhors Earth Hour. Claiming the grassroots event "demonizes electricity" he accuses organizers of the Earth Hour of attempting to "shame" people into "going back to nature." McKitrick's argument is ludicrous.

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