Nature throws one-two punch at global warming

Reducing greenhouse emissions won’t be enough to stop global warming.

Three respected climate experts made the troubling argument in Nature that changing light bulbs, carbon taxes and cap-and-trade systems will have little impact because warming is already greater than anticipated and set to go much higher.

So much so, in fact, that we’re going to have to find new technology to bail us out.

Sign Our EPIC "Global Warning" Petition

The DeSmog team will be at the EPIC trade show this weekend gathering names for our “Global Warning” petition.

Here's the “warning” we want to send our political leaders: “In the next election, the most critical issue for me is the environment and I will be castingf my vote on this basis.”

Not at the show? That's okay, you can go here and add your name. We will be sending to the leaders of all the national political parties. So sign up - the more names we get the stronger our warning, and send it on to your friends!

Thanks!

Carbon Cutting from a Caveman

US President George W Bush's plan to halt a rise in US greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 could undermine, rather than support, efforts to combat climate change, German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. “Gabriel criticises Bush's Neanderthal speech” was the title of a news release from the Environment Ministry on Thursday.

Did NASA Mislead the Media About the DSCOVR Climate Project?

New information provided by inside sources to DeSmogBlog raises questions about public statements from NASA when asked by the media about the cost of launching Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR).

The date was January 24, 2008. Four NASA senior brass had just finished delivering a rambling one hour news briefing on their much-maligned Earth sciences program - noteworthy only in that there was no news. No new announcements. No new missions.

Seth Borenstein, the science reporter for Associated Press rose to ask the first question, specifically about why NASA had not launched DSCOVR.

Have You Checked Out DeSmog's Facebook Groups?

If you're a Facebooker (and who isn't these days!), check out the two groups the DeSmog team runs.

The first is called “Environment is my voting issue in Canada.” There's over 1,890 members in this very active group and we update regularly with environmental issues as they relate to politics in Canada. Join up, and please be kind enough to ask your Facebook Friends to join as well.

The second group we run is still pretty new, but very active as well. It's called “The Arctic Front,” which is part of the Alberta Oil Sands awareness project (we'll be ramping this up BIGtime soon) we are running in a special section on DeSmogBlog.

The more members, the better the conversation, so please join up today and add your voice!

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