Edwards tops Democratic poll with stand on emissions cuts

A virtual town-hall meeting sponsored by MoveOn.org saw Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards edge out fellow-opponents Clinton and Obama with his renewed call to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the U.S. by 80 per cent by 2050. Edwards also released a new podcast on his plan to make coal-fired power plans cleaner.

Celebrinfluence

In an age where celebrity antics replace issues like the war in Iraq as front page news, it can be challenging to engage audiences with 'real' global issues without losing them to Entertainment Tonight. Whether we like it or not, when celebrity speaks, we listen.

MTV's new public service announcement on Global Warming features respected artists like Pearl Jam, Rusted Root and Blackalicious who weigh in on the effects of global warming and the consequences of inaction.

ABC Australia to Air Durkin's Swindle

ABC Australia will be airing the UK-produced “Great Global Warming Swindle.” Following the show, Lateline host Tony Jones will interview the Swindle's director, Martin Durkin. There will also be a panel discussion on the scientific validity of the Swindle claims that will include well-known denier Bob Carter.

According to media reports , the addition of the Tony Jones interview and the panel were a compromise after much editorial in-fighting over whether to air the documentary.

An Astroturf group primer

Here , in a terse 219 words, is everything you need to know about Tom Harris , the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, the origin of fake grassroots organizations and the involvement of big oil. Nice one Jenny Carter.

The Sun Sets (finally) on the Solar Radiation Myth

While the “cosmic ray” theory of climate change will probably still continue to be put forward by the persistent little army of global warming deniers, there's a new study to be published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society that appears to put the myth to rest once and for all.

Researchers have found that the Sun's output has actually fallen over the past 20 years, while temperatures continue to rise.

Any global warming denier who continues to defend this myth is more than welcome to send their scientific findings to the Proceedings of the Royal Society or any other peer-reviewed scientific journal for review and possible publication.

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