Former Gore advisor warns that global warming could sound death knell for globalization

“The Age of Consequences” report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in the US, predicts that scarcity of resources may “dictate the terms of international relations” for years to come as rich countries could “go through a 30-year process of kicking away from the lifeboat.”

Another report says energy needs in 2030 could rise more than 50% above current levels, mainly due to rapid economic growth in China and India. So who’s going to be kicking who?

Where is Brown Green? In the UK!

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has committed the UK to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 60% before 2050 to help tackle global warming. The Climate Change Bill will make the UK the first country to put carbon emissions reduction targets into law.

Anatomy of a Dupe - the John Locke Foundation

Someone over at Daily Kos found a cached version of one of the bloggers duped by the “Geoclimatic Journal” hoax.

Seems that the fine folks at Environment NC - a blog set up by the ultra right-wing so-called “John Locke Society” were willing to write some pretty glowing reviews of this fake study.

In referring to the “blockbuster” study, Roy Cordato, a “resident scholar” at the John Locke Society wrote:

Clearly this study from the latest issue of Journal of Geoclimatic Studies by four climate scientists–two from the Dept. of Climatology at the University of Arizona and two from the Department of Atmospheric Physics, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, should be the lead story on the eveing news tonight. But it is more than likely that it won’t even be mentioned. the paper abstract speaks for itself.”

Hat tip as well to the fine work being done by Adam at Energy Smart blog.

Coming Soon To A Planet Near You: Frankenworld!

There is now “no doubt” that some of the effects of human-induced climate change could be offset with engineering fixes, according to David Keith, an expert on climate and energy at the University of Calgary.  But what action should be taken, based on this knowledge? That was one of the knotty questions he and other experts wrestled with at a two-day conference that ended in Cambridge, Mass. 

Rush Limbaugh Falls for Global Warming Hoax

It looks like Schlock Jock Rush Limbaugh fell for the hoax global warming “research” on his radio show Thursday, thanks to the expert advice of one Dr. Roy Spencer.

Here's the dripping apology sent to Limbaugh by Spencer after realizing he was the cause of Limbaugh getting duped.

Even the most preliminary research by someone even slightly knowledgeable in climate science could figure out this hoax. Maybe Rush's “truth detector” was on the fritz.

H/T to the Great Beyond for this one.

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