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Gunnar W. Schade

Associate professor of atmospheric science, Texas A&M University

Dr. Schade is an associate professor of Atmospheric Science at Texas A&M University, where he researches and teaches air pollution and climate change science. His current focus is on air quality in Texas' shale areas.

Latest Columns

Gas flaring is a symptom of political wrong-headedness

Only ten years ago, most Americans would probably have scoffed at the notion that wasting natural resources is “necessary.” But the fracking boom changed that: As the boom has catapulted the U.S. into the top five flaring nations, just behind Iran and Iraq, flaring has become the symbol of opportunistic wastefulness in an industry at the center of the climate crisis. 

Energy is not equal to fossil fuels

The denial of climate change science inevitably contains five telltale techniques of science denialism: Fake experts, logical fallacies, impossible expectations, cherry-picking information and conspiracy theories (FLICC). All can be found in Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian’s recent op-ed here in TribTalk.