Top Climate Scientists Denounce Canadian Government's Research Funding Cuts

So, what do you do when the world's top scientists are telling you that there is an impending crisis that must be dealt with immediately?

If you're the government of Canada, the answer is to cut the funding for those scientists.

Apparently its easier to stifle the problem than deal with it.

Global Warming Plays on Our Insecurities

Climate change could be one of the greatest national security challenges ever faced by U.S. policy makers, according to a new joint study by two U.S. think tanks.

The report raises the threat of dramatic population migrations, wars over water and resources, and a realignment of power among nations. The report was compiled by a panel of security and climate specialists, sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Center for a New American Security.

Evangelical Powerhouses Ignoring God's Green Earth

A voting statistic recently aired on CNN's Situation Room that reminded me of the massive power held by the leaders of the US Evangelical Christian movement. Of the 126 million votes cast in the last presidential election, 24% of voters identified themselves as white/born again Christians, and 78% of that demographic voted Republican.

That's a lot of people, and many (not all) are being fed a constant stream of climate change denial rhetoric.

Friends of Science Caught in the Gauntlet

The Friends of Science - the nearly bankrupted Canadian climate change denial organization - comes under fire in the University of Calgary student newspaper, the Gauntlet, which asks a few pointed questions about why the university has not done more to sever the frequent (and financial) associations between Friends and the school.

Most particularly, Jon Roe at the Gauntlet suggests that Professor Barry Cooper, a political scientist who has promoted the connection and helped hide the oily source of the Friends' declining revenue , should be held accountable for having damaged the university's reputation by his actions.

EPA Online Forum and all that is pablum to print

So, as we expected, no real question and no real answers so far in the “Ask EPA” online discussion today.

The beauty of such forums is the total control of questions that are posted and responded to, and the EPA's online forum today is, so far, a great example of that.

No questions posted yet on the State of California's petition to the EPA on regulating greenhouse gas emissions for new vehicles and by the looks of the beachballs being tossed to the EPA director, I expect none will be forthcoming.

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