Monbiot goes state-side

A few months ago we reported an exclusive story here on DeSmogBlog about the troubles renowned UK columnist and author, George Monbiot, was having with finding a publisher to launch his book Heat in the United States. 

Monbiot told us at the time that U.S. editors had all said a version of the same thing: “Americans aren’t ready for it.”

Well it looks like South End Press, a publisher with a penchant for provocative literature, has decided that the American public is “ready.” Monbiot's book is now available in the US.

Humans to Whales, Birds, Turtles: "Get Lost!"

Birds, whales and other migratory creatures are suffering from global warming that puts them in the wrong place at the wrong time. A warmer climate disrupts the biological clocks of migratory species including bats, dolphins, antelopes or turtles, said Lahcen el Kabiri, deputy head of the Convention on Migratory Species. He added: “They are the most visible warning signs – indicators signalling the dramatic changes to our ecosystems caused in part by climate change.”

IT Companies are Going Green

Over the past few weeks I've coincidentally encountered no less than four projects to make software and IT companies greener:

What's the carbon-weather looking like today?

Okay, you can't check today's “carbon-weather” but you can see what it was in the past. Check out this site created by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that provides a global perspective of carbon uptake and release.

The image above is the North American carbon weather on January 1, 2005.

"Bias in favour of the truth"

This columnist today takes the “Global Warming Swindle” film to task.

Choice quotes:

Certainly, there is considerable pressure to offer a balanced presentation of controversial issues. This is nowhere more apparent than in the case of global warming. Witness Mike Chernoff's recent attempt to get copies of The Great Global Warming Swindle into high school classrooms to “balance” Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, and his statement that “without balanced information on a subject, an unbiased decision is difficult.”

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