Obama eyes Gore for a major climate-change post

The Democratic presidential hopeful says he would offer the former vice-president and Nobel prize winner a cabinet-level or higher role in tackling global warming.

The remark was sure to heighten competition between Obama and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, as Gore is a coveted endorsement as a leading voice for combating greenhouse emissions.

Welcome to the DeSmog Team Page!

The DeSmog Project is proud to welcome Page van der Linden to the DeSmog team!

Page has an impressive background on environmental issues and is well-known in the blogging world as one of the Contributing Editors on Daily Kos where she goes under the name “Plutonium Page.” You can check out her bio here.

Please join me in welcoming Page to the team and check out her inaugural DeSmog post here.  

Video: Jim Hoggan on Astroturfing, Greenwashing and the Echo Chamber

Here's a short video produced by documentary filmmaker Jon Cooksey and his team at How To Boil a Frog, featuring DeSmog Project co-founder Jim Hoggan. Enjoy!

Welcome to Copenhagen Consensus 2008

Well-known climate change apologist Bjorn Lomborg is at it again. In May 2008, the “skeptical environmentalist” will be hosting the latest Copenhagen Consensus 2008 conference in Denmark.

For the uninitiated, this event is where a group of right wing economists, hand picked by Bjorn Lomborg, paid for by the conference organized by Bjorn Lomborg, will rank a laundry list of the Earth’s ills based on an arbitrary budget and timeline.

Lieberman-Warner: A Political Card Game Worth Playing

Is anyone else as impatient as I am for this summer, when (supposedly) we will finally learn whether it's possible to pass greenhouse gas legislation in the current U.S. Congress, and get it signed by the president?

The good news is that amid calving ice shelves and new estimates from James Hansen suggesting that we've already passed the climatic tipping point, I'm sensing there may be an emerging new mood of unity out there on legislative action–at least if it passes a certain threshold.

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