Wed, 2007-02-21 09:11Bill Miller
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Science group issues its first warning against climate-change threat

The board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation’s leading general science organization, has issued a statement declaring global warming “a growing threat to society.” The first-ever stand by the AAAS, which publishes the journal Science, also attributes recent warming to human activity.

Tue, 2007-02-20 09:43Bill Miller
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New York urged to follow California in pushing Washington on global warming

Calling climate change “a cause that needs all the friends it can get,” the New York Times says Governor Eliot Spitzer of New York should join Arnold Schwarzenegger and commit to more ambitious goals for emission reduction.

Tue, 2007-02-20 08:05Ross Gelbspan
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Enron-Type Accounting Used to Calculate "Carbon Offsets"

The carbon offset industry is using the same sort of ‘future value accounting’ that caused the collapse of energy giant Enron, according to a watchdog group.

When companies like Climate Care and the Carbon Neutral Company sell the public carbon offsets, carbon savings expected to be made in the future are counted as savings made in the present. This is the same technique used by Enron to inflate its profits with such disastrous consequences.

Tue, 2007-02-20 06:31Ross Gelbspan
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World's Leading Coal Exporter Gets a Bright Idea!

Australia will be the world's first country to ban incandescent lightbulbs in a bid to curb Greenhouse gas emissions, with the government saying on Tuesday they would be phased out within three years.
Mon, 2007-02-19 10:59Bill Miller
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Unlikely coalition pushing Bush for federal cap on carbon emissions

Politicians, business leaders and economists have joined environmentalists in calling for new laws to restrict greenhouse gases. The US administration has thus far rejected these efforts, but momentum for change has been building since the February 2 release of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that called global warming “unequivocal” and said with 90 percent probability that human activities help cause it.

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