At least 75 per cent of known fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change, but not only are fossil fuel...
Even as Congressional leaders draft legislation to reduce greenhouse gases linked to global warming, a powerful roster of Democrats and Republicans is pushing to subsidize coal as the king of alternative fuels.
Prodded by intense lobbying from the coal industry, lawmakers from coal states are proposing that taxpayers guarantee billions of dollars in construction loans for coal-to-liquid production plants, guarantee minimum prices for the new fuel, and guarantee big government purchases for the next 25 years.
As a zillion mainstream media articles will tell you, everybody's agog about Facebook. If you're not on it, you've probably been barraged with invitations from friends and colleagues who have made it the social network of the moment.
As we like to do around here, we're hopping on the bandwagon. I've created a Facebook group called Friends of DeSmogBlog. You won't be able to see that link unless you're already drinking the Facebook Koolaid. Please join our group if you're so inclined–we're at 61 members and counting!
A DeSmogBlog fan passed on to us a “Global Warming Test” making the email rounds today.
The site is run by Monte and Harrison Heib and the intro for the test states:
“Caution: This section contains sound science, not media hype, and may therefore contain material not suitable for young people trying to get a good grade in political correctness.”
We have learned here at the DeSmogBlog that any disclaimer containing the words “sound science” most likely means you're about to be spun faster than a weather vain. And the Heib Test proves, once again, that this is a “sound assumption.”
The Prime Minister is under fire from both Liberals and New Democrats for remaining non-committal on whether Canada will back a proposal by Germany for a post-Kyoto agreement when G8 nations meet in Germany next week. China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa will also be part of the discussions.