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Wed, 2007-11-21 16:06Emily Murgatroyd
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California Making Green

Looks like being green is good for the economy after all.

Solveclimate.com reported on a non profit group called Next 10 and their 'Green Innovation Index' drawing the link between California's climate change action and that state's economic growth.

Surprise, surprise (not), looks like California has incurred some major economic benefits from going green, including the fact that Californians pay less on their utility bills and so far have saved $56 billion dollars through tough building and appliance standards.

Mon, 2007-11-19 17:47Emily Murgatroyd
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Gore and Bush to Meet Again

Get elected president and go down as the worst in history. Don't get elected president and win the nobel peace prize and the hearts of millions around the world. Karmic, poetic but also bittersweet.

The Huffington Post reports that Bush will welcome Gore to the White House on Nov. 26th during an event to honour Nobel Peace Prize winners. While he's got him there, Bush might want to ask Gore on some tips on how to win friends and influence people - seems like being a greedy, ignorant, warmonger backfired.

Thu, 2007-11-15 13:26Emily Murgatroyd
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BBC - Climate science: Sceptical about bias

Great article by the BBC today on the so-called climate change “skeptics.”

Environmental correspondent, Richard Black invited sceptics to put their cards on the table, and to send him documentation or other firm evidence of “research bias” that is so often a complaint by the flat-earthers.

Tue, 2007-11-13 12:05Emily Murgatroyd
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Sparks already flying at United Nation's climate talks

Didn't take long for word to get out that the UN climate change talks underway in Valencia, Spain are already bogging down.

The French Press Agency is reporting that, “… there had been by sharp exchanges over what the document should include and whether it should reflect findings published after a cut-off date for new material.”

The Australian Age is reporting that the report “… has been watered down as a result of influence from .

Wed, 2007-10-31 09:51Emily Murgatroyd
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Al Gore Chained to a Tree?

In August Al Gore asked, 'why there aren't rings of young people blocking bulldozers and preventing them constructing new coal-fired power plants,' and a group called the Rainforest Action Network took it to heart.

They recently invited the former Vice-President to join their November 16th protest against coal, and VP Gore is reported to be considering joining the action. His participation and possible arrest would bring international attention to the issue of coal combustion.

Mon, 2007-10-29 11:08Emily Murgatroyd
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CNN's Glenn Beck confused over "global" warming concept

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann named CNN host Glenn Beck as his runner-up for the “worst person in the world” after Beck made the claim that the hottest year in global history was 1934.

Olbermann:

Glenn Beck in trying to deny global warming, told his sheep that the hottest year in global history was 1934 - actually 1934 was the hottest year in American history, whereas the globe, where all of us live, the hottest year was 2005, followed by 1998, 2002, 2003, 2006. I mean I know facts aren't mandatory in what you do, but isn't it embarrassing when you get them wrong every night.”

On a technical note (a very minor one), according to NOAA, the organization charged with officially monitoring US surface temperatures, the hottest year on record in the United States is still 1998. Minor point though, because as we all know, expect for maybe Glenn Beck, it's called “global warming,” not “American warming.”

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