UK pushes climate change for UN debate; US and China skeptical

Britain is trying to get climate change on the agenda of the UN Security Council for the first time. Diplomats have been lobbying for an unprecedented public debate on the issue when Britain takes over presidency of the 15-member council next month.

"The Great Global Warming Swindle"

Here's a tart review of the above-named UK Channel 4 TV program that aired last night. The review, by Climate Outreach and Information Network executive director George Marshall, comes complete with background information and links on the usual suspects who will go to any lengths to deny the science of climate change. It sounds like the show was pretty much what we would have expected: lots of hyperbole, zero reliable science.

Oink! US Carbon Subsidies Exceed $37 Billion in 2007

If Congress were to cut $1.4 billion a year in subsidies, as House Democrats urge, the industry would still get more than $37 billion a year from government coffers, four times the amount spent on the nuclear industry and six times the am spent on ethanol.

US House To Tackle Warming

US Representative Edward J. Markey of Malden is in line to lead a new congressional committee on global warming, after the House of Representatives broke a weeks long logjam yesterday and voted to establish the new panel,

Canadian bank report plugs pollution taxes in climate-change fight

Saying people will pollute as long as it’s cheap to do so, economists at Toronto-Dominion Bank advocate taxing industry and consumers who contribute to global warming . A report also calls for combining emissions regulations, taxes, subsidies and an emission-trading system to lessen impact on the economy.

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