The number of people who believe climate change is among the top three biggest challenges facing Britain has increased significantly compared to last year, new government data shows....
CNSNews has run an attack on Al Gore, saying An Inconvenient Truth should be disqualified from the Oscar it is widely expected to win for best documentary. The attack was based on a book entitled “Eco-Freaks,” which downplayed the threat to polar bears posed by global warming. But a story in the London Sunday Times backs the former US vice-president.
Drawing a fine bead on the messenger, a small contingent of global warming deniers has attacked Republican senator John McCain for saying inaction on climate change by the Bush administration has had damaging consequences.
In an exclusive interview, ABC's Jonathan Karl asked Vice President Dick Cheney about the topic of global warming, a subject Mr. Cheney has rarely addressed in the past. The vice president agreed that the earth is warming but maintained there is debate over whether humans or natural cycles are the cause — a position that puts the administration at odds with the vast majority of climate scientists.
Virtually none of the new coal plants in coming years will be built to capture the thousands of tons of carbon dioxide burning coal belches into the atmosphere. A New York Times report says utility officials contend gasification is too expensive and pulverized-coal plants can always be adapted later for emissions. Technical experts are dubious.
The board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation’s leading general science organization, has issued a statement declaring global warming “a growing threat to society.” The first-ever stand by the AAAS, which publishes the journal Science, also attributes recent warming to human activity.
Calling climate change “a cause that needs all the friends it can get,” the New York Times says Governor Eliot Spitzer of New York should join Arnold Schwarzenegger and commit to more ambitious goals for emission reduction.