The number of anti-science decisions the federal government has made in recent years is staggering: axing the...
If members of the 187 nations in Bali, Indonesia, are going to reach explicit agreement on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s largest greenhouse-gas spewers are going to have to come on board.
The U.S. and China are responsible for some 40 per cent of global emissions and their commitment is essential to rein in global warming.
Neither has shown willingness to make concessions, however, thus reducing the current round of talks to a political tap-dance.
At a meeting of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Alaska's Senator Ted Stevens claimed that the unprecedented decline in Arctic sea ice melting is probably due to sunspots.
Of course, if a major plank in your political platform is the opening up of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, you probably would be inclined to grasp at anything to discredit the human-induced theory of global warming as well.
As world leaders in Bali strive for agreement on a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, a new study in the U.S. has given the climate-change struggle a domestic perspective.
The escalating number of divorces leads to greater use of energy, researchers say, and governments should take this into account when formulating environmental policies.
Check out the New York Times today.
Science writer Andrew Revkin mentions our 100 Year Letter Project here.
And if that wasn't enough, he also wrote a more in-depth piece on his new Dot Earth blog.
If you haven't written your entry for the 100 Year Letter Project, please do. In fact, we've decided that the best letters every month will receive a DeSmogBlog swag bag, including the much-coveted DeSmog t-shirt.
We have quite a few already and will start posting them over the next week.