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Thu, 2007-05-24 10:10Kevin Grandia
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Japan's PM looks beyond Kyoto

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed a new international framework that would see worldwide carbon emissions cut in half by 2050.

Prime Minister Abe is getting a little unfair criticism for being short on details of what the final emission targets of his plan will look like. But Abe is right in his diplomatic obfuscation (for now), these are early days and a new international framework will have to take pains to ensure that it is embraced by the United States, who opted not to be part of the Kyoto Protocol.

Thu, 2007-05-24 08:12Richard Littlemore
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You Made the Mess; You Clean It Up

It's hard to argue with the logic of this People's Daily Online editorial that says what we always thought China and India would say: The developed countries of the world have done the most to create climate change; they should do the most to fix it.
Thu, 2007-05-24 07:08Ross Gelbspan
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Congressman Markey's Exhibition of Courage

Earlier in the week, AP reported that the “Smithsonian Institution toned down an exhibit on climate change in the Arctic for fear of angering Congress and the Bush administration.” House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Chairman Ed Markey (D-MA) has sent the Smithsonian a letter notifying the institution that he is starting an investigation into the matter.

Wed, 2007-05-23 09:55Bill Miller
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Rapid climate change threatens world’s largest creatures

A new report entitled “Whales in hot water?” says whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) face increasing threats from global warming as rising sea temperatures destroy polar habitats and undermine their food sources.

Wed, 2007-05-23 09:50Kevin Grandia
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"Think" tank throws down gauntlet... right on its own foot

The National Center for Public Policy Research, a group well known to DeSmogBlog, issued a press release yesterday challenging Greenpeace to disclose all of its funding sources over $50,000.

The release states: Today The National Center for Public Policy Research is challenging Greenpeace and its affiliates to disclose the sources and amounts of its 2006 donations exceeding $50,000. If it does so, The National Center for Public Policy Research will do the same.”A quick spin around the Greenpeace site and you'll find their annual reports dating back to 2002. Contained in those reports is full disclosure of Greenpeace donors.

Wed, 2007-05-23 06:11Ross Gelbspan
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Tell Us When It Becomes An Emergency

Human activities are wiping out three animal or plant species every hour and the world must do more to slow the worst spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs by 2010, the United Nations said.
Tue, 2007-05-22 15:39Emily Murgatroyd
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Taxi!

New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced today that every yellow cab in the city would be a fuel efficient hybrid by 2012. Bloomberg plans to phase in the new taxis incrementally and estimates that the savings per taxi will add up to at least $10,000 per year.

While the plan will ultimately reduce carbon emissions by 200,000 metric tons, the city's overall emissions total a whopping 58.3 million metric tons in 2005 alone! Let's hope that this is one of many plans to reduce overall emissions.

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Tue, 2007-05-22 12:28Bill Miller
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Gore’s latest truth even more “inconvenient” than his previous one

The former Vice President’s new book, The Assault on Reason, hit bookshelves today with a resounding message that political corruption, cronyism, secrecy and blind faith have joined forces to quell logical debate and thereby imperil the very core of American democracy.

Tue, 2007-05-22 11:20Bill Miller
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Climate change threatening UK plant, wildlife species, report says

With hotter, drier summers and warmer, wetter winters predicted by climate scientists, authors of a report suggest action is needed to prevent the loss of some of the UK’s best-loved plants and wildlife.

Tue, 2007-05-22 10:59Bill Miller
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Unlikely ally sounds alarm about global warming

A retired businessman, Texan and lifelong Republican has joined the crusade against climate change as leader of a program launched by former Vice President Al Gore, whom he has never supported politically.

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