Wed, 2006-08-02 16:18Kevin Grandia
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California "skeptical" of skeptics

The National Post, Canada's second national newspaper, ran a column today written by Steve “the Junkman” Milloy. The guest editorial attacks the State of California's request for General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and the Association of Automobile Manufacturers to disclose financial payments made to many of the more notorious climate change “skeptic.”

Milloy, a climate change “skeptic” himself,  is appalled that such documents should be exposed, and it sounds like GM et al. will be this fighting this one tooth and nail.

While Milloy is trying to spin this as an attempt to “silence the skeptics,” reporting of funding sources by scientists is also a matter of full disclosure and allows a fuller context to the information the public uses to make decisions on important issues like climate change.
Wed, 2006-08-02 13:08Ross Gelbspan
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This Is Not Cool

MSNBC reports:

America in recent years has been sweltering through three times more than its normal share of extra-hot summer nights, government weather records show. And that is a particularly dangerous trend.

The most obvious negative health impact comes from heating. The UN’s weather agency has predicted a worldwide doubling of deaths due to heat waves in the next 20 years.

One finding of climate scientists is that as the planet warms, the nighttime low temperatures are rising twice as fast as the daytime high temperatures – because carbon dioxide and the other greenhouse gases are trapping in the heat overnight and preventing the normal nighttime radiational cooling. That means that when a person's body becomes heat-stressed, it does not experience the traditional nighttime cooling that allows it to recuperate.

Witness the 35,000 heat deaths in Europe two summers ago – and the heat deaths in Chicago in 1995.

Read more: This Is Not Cool
Tue, 2006-08-01 15:31Sarah Pullman
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Bush Administration Coverup Video

There's a great video over at YouTube… which you can watch right here. Check this out if you're interested in whether or not the US government is involved in covering up the evidence about man-made global warming.

Tue, 2006-08-01 11:11Ross Gelbspan
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The Climate According to the Moonie Loonies

Rev. MoonAn editorial in The Washington Times criticizes a recent piece of writing by NASA Scientist Jim Hansen for not explaining why global warming is caused by human activities. Perhaps that’s because the scientific proof of human-generated warming is fast becoming ancient history.  It may not be known to the journalistic footsoldiers of that paragon of scientific inquiry, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.  But the case has long been accepted by the world’s community of mainstream climate scientists since 1995. (For a summary of the experiments by which scientists prove that global warming is a function of our burning of oil and coal, see:  “The Scientific Case for Human Induced Warming.”)

Tue, 2006-08-01 10:40Kevin Grandia
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Bush: forget climate change, I got breakfast with Jeb



Breakfast with Jeb

The State of California and the United Kingdom agreed to a pact yesterday to create a carbon trading market as a means of pushing the development of new green technologies and battling global warming. UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and Califonia's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will also look to enhance the sharing of knowledge in the areas of economic and scientific research as it relates to climate change.

As reported widely
, neither US President George Bush or his top enviro-advisor, James Connaughton, were able to attend due to “scheduling conflicts.”

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