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.
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.
Top oil executives are under the gun today in a Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming hearing titled “Drilling for Answers: Oil Company Profits, Runaway Prices and the Pursuit of Alternatives.”
You can watch it live here. The questions are very sweeping, everything from peak oil to health benefits for employees to alternative energy investment to rising gas prices.