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Fri, 2007-07-13 22:37Emily Murgatroyd
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Ask a Ninja about Global Warming

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

Fri, 2007-07-13 12:02Bill Miller
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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.

Thu, 2007-07-12 00:08Bill Miller
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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.

Wed, 2007-07-11 11:01Bill Miller
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Edwards tops Democratic poll with stand on emissions cuts

A virtual town-hall meeting sponsored by MoveOn.org 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.

Tue, 2007-07-10 14:38Emily Murgatroyd
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Murdoch's Green Image Mucked by Fox News Misinformation

Here's a video produced by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films chronicling the Fox News attack on climate science. These attacks continue despite highly publicized promises by News Corp. CEO and owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, that his company would be cleaning up its collective climate change act.

H/T to Crooks and Liars.

Tue, 2007-07-10 14:17Richard Littlemore
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Canadian government bets on climate change

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper threw $7 billion into the climate change expense sheet yesterday, promising to build at least six new light icebreakers to patrol Canada's Arctic waters.

Update: Here's Foreign Policy Blog's take on it. 

Tue, 2007-07-10 13:50Kevin Grandia
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Who killed the Hybrid Plug-in? A sequel

For those of you haven’t seen the film Who Killed the Electric Car, the premise is quite simple and by the looks of things, it’s a premise that could repeat itself in the next decade or so.

While big automakers, like Ford, Toyota and GM hang a “hybrid plug-in” carrot in front of our collective nose, they’re fighting tooth and nail in California, and elsewhere, against stricter greenhouse gas emission standards for new vehicles.

Tue, 2007-07-10 10:14Emily Murgatroyd
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Return of the Electric Car?

The Ford Motor Company, who has been criticized in the past by environmentalists for backing down from their alternative energy, vehicle development, announced that they would be selling plug-in hybrids in the next five to ten years.

This is the first time that Ford has announced a timeline for producing plug-in hybrids. The plug-in hybrid is seen as the best type of alternative energy vehicle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and gas consumption.

Mon, 2007-07-09 08:06Ross Gelbspan
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In China, Two Billion Unanticipated Consequences of Climate Extremes

People living in communities surrounding a large shallow lake have been overrun by field mice after floodwaters drove the rodents out of islands on the lake, state media reported Monday.

Fri, 2007-07-06 11:02Bill Miller
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Chemical engineering, not carbon offsetting, is key to a low-carbon future

In this week’s BBC Green Room, columnist Stefaan Simons argues that carbon offsetting may make people feel better about emissions but it does little to change behavior or save the planet from global warming. Instead of simply allowing polluters to pay for emissions – a short-term solution – society must make radical changes to move to a low carbon economy and cut reliance on fossil fuels.

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