Gore and green-guru scientist David Suzuki chided the mass media for ignoring scientists’ warnings about climate change and giving too much space and credibility to skeptics and deniers.
James Inhofe, former chair of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works and the leading Republican climate change denier recieved more in donations from the oil and gas sector than any other Senator, in the 2002 election cycle. According to the latest available election financing data, in the last five years Inhofe has received just over $3.4 million in donations from 20 industry sectors - almost $1 million (29%) is from the Energy/Natural Resources Sector and their respective PACS.
World cereal crops have suffered losses of $5 billion US annually since 1981 due to global warming caused by human activity, says the first study to gauge how much world food production already has been affected by climate change.
In his first return since 2001, when he was the defeated Democratic nominee still presiding over the Senate in his role as vice president, Gore told Congress they must slash carbon dioxide and other global warming gases 90 percent by 2050 to avert a crisis.
The official made 181 changes in three climate reports to emphasize uncertainties surrounding the science of climate change and undermine widespread conclusions that man-made emissions are warming earth. Shortly thereafter, the official, a former oil-industry lobbyist, left the White House to work at Exxon Mobil Corp.
Industrial and developing countries have joined forces to call for stringent limits on HCFC-22 , the world’s most popular refrigerant for air-conditioners, amid mounting evidence it depletes the ozone layer and contributes to global warming.
American Electric Power, a major electric utility, is set to announce the largest demonstration yet of capturing carbon dioxide from a coal-fired power plant and pumping it deep underground. Experts consider the approach, known as sequestration, essential to reining in climate change by barring gas from the atmospheric blanket that promotes global warming.