Tue, 2007-07-31 13:54Kevin Grandia
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... and speaking of Republican sneak attacks

Seems that the first big controversy has already erupted over Governor Schwarzenegger's new Global Warming Solutions Act.

Republicans in the State of California are holding the State's budget hostage after slipping in a line item that would limit enforcement of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) over the next five years.

The detainee in this case is a clause in the California Environmental Quality Act, that allows the State to sue cities and counties for failing to adequately take into account greenhouse gas emissions when planning for new development.
Tue, 2007-07-31 13:03Kevin Grandia
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Poll: half of Americans say global warming human caused

Despite the massive media coverage of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this Spring, only 50 per cent of respondents to a recent national poll say global warming is caused primarily by human activity, up four points since December.

Tue, 2007-07-31 12:42Kevin Grandia
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APEC meeting to focus on climate change, US stalls, political bluster to prevail

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is meeting this week in Australia and according to the conference chair, the goal will be to reach a consensus on a greenhouse gas emissions strategy.

“We have here … the world's biggest emitters — China and the United States — and to have that discussion with them and to see if we can get an agreement on principles for managing carbon emissions and cooperation across the world's major economies would be a really good step forward,” said Australian Treasurer Peter Costello.

Not surprisingly, the US contingent to the APEC meeting is downplaying the likelihood of such an outcome.
Tue, 2007-07-31 12:07Emily Murgatroyd
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Let There Be Light - Solar That Is

Gudda, a small village in India received its first encounter with light after sunset with the arrival of solar panels.

Solar powered batteries have enabled them to study later for school, do more business and play music.

Mon, 2007-07-30 16:14Kevin Grandia
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All the CEI has now is a nasty letter

So this is what the climate change “debate” has come to.

Forget debating the economic underpinnings of cap and trade or the best way to implement new vehicle emissions standards.

Instead the fine folks at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) are spending their days playing the public victim over an email they received and subsequently posted on their site.

Most likely it is such petty shenanigans that are one of the reasons behind ExxonMobil ending their longtime funding to the CEI for their climate change misinformation campaign.

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