In the DeSmogosphere Archive August 10, 2007

Activists to Heathrow: "Go Fly A Kite!"

A climate change protest camp is being set up outside Heathrow airport, two days earlier than had been expected.  Thousands of protesters are expected this week at the Camp for Climate Action, which opposes the expansion of London's biggest airport.

Scientists Countdown to Boiling Point

British scientists are predicting a succession of record-breaking high temperatures in the most detailed forecast of global warming's impact on weather around the world. Powerful computer simulations used to create the world's first global warming forecast suggests temperature rises will stall in the next two years, before rising sharply at the end of the decade. From 2010, they warn, every year has at least a 50% chance of exceeding the record year of 1998 when average global temperatures reached 14.54C.

In the DeSmogosphere August 10, 2008

Fight climate change by taxing 'McMansions,' U.S. Congressman says

A Michigan Democrat wants to slash carbon emissions up to 80 per cent by 2050 by hiking gas taxes and ending mortgage-tax deductions for large houses. The measures are part of a multi-tiered bill that will be introduced September 1 before the Congressional committee that handles legislation around global warming.

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