Bush to Supreme Court: 'Shove it!'

The Bush administration has decided not to take any new steps to regulate greenhouse gas emissions before the president leaves office, despite pressure from the Supreme Court and broad accord among senior federal officials that new regulation is appropriate now.

One American child generates as much CO2 as 106 Haitian kids

Did you know that American children make up 4% of the world's population, but they consume more than 40% of the world's toys?

Check out What's Your Baby's Carbon Footprint at Mother Jones - a very cool compilation of facts on the lifetime consumption of the average American.

Did you know that it would take up to 223 trees to offset the CO2 produced by a child watching 3 hours of TV every day for 18 years?

Proud Bush celebrates U.S. as "world's biggest polluter"

In a final demonstration that the entire Bush presidency has been a fraternity prank that got out of hand, the U.S. President left the G8 meeting today shouting the words, “Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter,” and pumping his fist.

Short of announcing publicly how much his “blind trust” has earned from oil-related activity during the last eight years, it would be hard to imagine a clearer statement on why George W. has done less than nothing about climate change. He actually thinks this is funny.

Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino demands apology from Barbara Boxer

Earlier this week it was revealed that Vice President Dick Cheney's office deleted portions of Senate testimony to be given by Centers for Disease Control Director Julie Gerberding, on the public health impacts of climate change.

Today, Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino is demanding an apology from Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) over comments she directed at Perino in regards to the climate censorship scandal.


Canada's oilsands are an environmental problem, not a public relations one

Sun columnist Barbara Yaffe writes today in her piece, Action, not PR, will help make the oil sands look good:

The companies' record on land reclamation speaks for itself. And only baby steps have been taken to date to develop carbon capture and storage technology. PR campaigns, advertising and websites will not take the oilsands where the petroleum producers hope to go, and where Canadians have a vested interest in seeing them go.”

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