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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 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.

Tue, 2007-05-22 08:07Ross Gelbspan
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Reality Swamps IPCC's "Worst Case Scenario"

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are growing at a faster clip than the highest rates used in recent key UN reports. From 2000 to 2004, CO2 emissions rates almost tripled to 3 percent a year – higher than any rate used in emissions scenarios for the reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Mon, 2007-05-21 13:57Ross Gelbspan
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Smithsonian, Fearing Retribution, Toned Down Climate Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution toned down an exhibit on climate change in the Arctic for fear of angering Congress and the Bush administration, says a former administrator at the museum.
Mon, 2007-05-21 10:55Bill Miller
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Schwarzenegger launches scathing attack against U.S. government for inaction on global warming

The Republican and California governor accused the U.S. government in general and President Bush in particular of “inaction and denial” by blocking state efforts to take action on climate change.

Sat, 2007-05-19 12:49Ross Gelbspan
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Inhofe: Out of Mind but Not Out of Sight

Growing Number of Scientists Convert to Skeptics After Reviewing New Research

By EPW Blog (Posted by Marc Morano, chief aide to Sen. James Inhofe)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Following the U.S. Senate's vote on a global warming measure, it is an opportune time to examine the recent and quite remarkable momentum shift taking place in climate science. Many former believers in catastrophic man-made global warming have recently reversed themselves and are now climate skeptics.

Fri, 2007-05-18 16:39Kevin Grandia
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Science Committee Chair Demands Exxon reveal 2007 think tank grants

Rep. Brad Miller (D-North Carolina), chair of the House Subcommittee on Science and Technology, fired off a strong letter (pdf) to ExxonMobil demanding that the oil giant hand over documents relating to all grants awarded so far in 2007 by recipient

Could this be the first step in a Congressional hearing similar to Rep. Henry Waxman's famous Big Tobacco Hearings?

Sure looks that way.

Thu, 2007-05-17 21:03Ross Gelbspan
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eXXon caught with fingers crossed, new report

Despite ExxonMobil's denials, a report released today by Greenpeace's ExxonSecrets.org project, reveals that the largest oil company in the world continues to spend millions on a stealth public relations campaign aimed at discrediting global warming science.

According to the report, Exxon provided $2.1 million in 2006 to 41 “think” tanks and associations that actively sow doubt about the realities of climate change. Since 1998, ExxonMobil has spent a staggering $23 million on this climate disinformation.

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