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Pollution control doesn’t curb greenhouse-gas emissions, Utah task force says

The converters and filters used to combat air pollution from cars won’t help to reign in global warming because they do nothing to reduce fuel consumption. To cut the carbon emissions that drive climate change, people need to drive smaller cars.

Global warming puts nuclear power on the hot seat in climate-change struggle

As greenhouse-gas emissions continue to build in the atmosphere, nuclear power is emerging from the shadows in the struggle to curb climate change. More than a decade after a nuclear plant was completed in the U.S., the Bush administration now touts it as a possible solution and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change hasn’t ruled it out. And the U.S.’s leading nuclear research lab is working to render the controversial source a safe alternative to fossil fuels.

Ask a Ninja about Global Warming

Famous “Ask a Ninja” talks about global warming as only a Ninja could.

India leads world in climate-change concern, study finds

The surprise finding, announced by HSBC, the world’s fourth-largest corporation, showed India leading both the developed and developing worlds – far ahead of the UK, France, Germany and the US. HSBC said it shatters the widely held myth of the industrialized world leading the pack on global warming.

DeSmog TV Episode 6: solar activity, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch and a bug!

Heating up the Northeast

A new report released by 50 top university and government researchers including one of the leading authors of the IPCC's report on impact and mitigation of global warming, has warned that the Northeastern United States could face severe weather changes if initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are not acted on.

Lengthy spells of over 100 degree heat, frequent and intense flooding, the disappearance of most ski resorts in the area as well as spruce and hemlock trees are some of the devastating effects that the forecasted temperature increase would produce.

Global-warming deniers shift gears in their distraction conspiracy

A column in a Seattle newspaper says growing consensus on human causes of climate change has forced deniers to switch tactics, abandoning shrill demands for scientific evidence – which is ample – for “drive-by shootings” such as exaggerated estimates of energy consumption in Al Gore’s house in Tennessee, or Prince Charles flying across the Atlantic to receive an environmental award.

Thanks for thinking of us World Changing!

The World Changing head-honcho, Alex Steffen, has come out with his thoughts on “The Best Climate Change Websites.”

I'm proud to report that Alex has chosen DeSmogBlog as on of the best!

This might have something to do with the fact that I just uncovered evidence that Alex used to be the PR guy for ExxonMobil!

Not really.

Thanks for the nod Alex, the feeling is mutual.

Edwards tops Democratic poll with stand on emissions cuts

A virtual town-hall meeting sponsored by saw Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards edge out fellow-opponents Clinton and Obama with his renewed call to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the U.S. by 80 per cent by 2050. Edwards also released a new podcast on his plan to make coal-fired power plans cleaner.


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