Tue, 2006-08-29 12:19Kevin Grandia
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Expedia offsets carbon, Ford continues to perplex

In a similar vein as the recent announcement of BP's Target Neutral program, the online travel giant Expedia will be offering a similar carbon off-setting program in partnership with TerraPass, a carbon reduction program sponsored by the Ford Motor Company.

Of course, this post is less about flogging Expedia's new program (which they should be commended for), than it is a segue into a post we have been meaning to do for a while now on TerraPass, the Ford Motor Company and the massive climate change spin machine, the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Mon, 2006-08-28 13:25Kevin Grandia
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Inhofe and the art of exaggeration

Senator James Inhofe continues his misinformation campaign with a recent stop in his home state of Oklahoma yesterday where he makes the outrageous claim that: “If we were to embrace the Kyoto treaty, it would shut down agriculture, military and oil production in Oklahoma…”

This is on the heals of some other very misleading and exaggerated claims by Inhofe, such as:

On Tom Brokaw's recent climate change documentary: “It kind of reminds … I could use the Third Reich, the big lie”

Mon, 2006-08-28 10:25Ross Gelbspan
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Australia Sees An Outbreak of Climate Statesmanship

While Australian Prime Minister John Howard continues to downplay the potential severity of climate change, the leaders of the State of South Australia are taking matters into their own hands by committing to reduce emissions 60 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 and providing 20 percent of the state's electricity from renewables by 2014.

Mon, 2006-08-28 10:11Kevin Grandia
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Scientific American digs deep on climate change

If you're looking for a great read on climate change and renewable energy pick up the Sept, 06 special issue of Scientific American, titled Energy's Future Beyond Carbon. SCIAM gives a great in-depth analysis of the latest and greatest in renewable energy options and provides an extensive analysis on the realities of human-induced climate change.

Best $5 bucks I've spent in a while.

Here are links to some of the articles SCIAM has posted on-line as freebies:

A Climate Repair Manual
Global warming is a reality.
Innovation in energy technology and policy are sorely needed if we are to cope
By Gary Stix

The Nuclear Option
A threefold expansion of nuclear power could contribute significantly to staving off climate change by avoiding one billion to two billion tons of carbon emissions annually
By John M. Deutch and Ernest J. Moniz
Sun, 2006-08-27 16:54Jim Hoggan
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Scientists Bang on with Analysis of Media Muddle

It would be nice if we public relations and media types could comment on climate science with the same sense of intelligent self-assurance that climate scientists J.A. Curry, P.J. Webster and G.J. Holland bring to this analysis of the effects of politics and media on public debates about science.

These three scientists were among four authors (including H.R. Chang) of a 2005 Science magazine paper that argued this:

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