A Washington state school board has imposed restrictions on Ex-vice president Al Gore’s film on global warming after several parents complained about their children viewing it at school. But none of the board members who voted for the restrictions has seen the film.
“We know enough now - or, society knows enough now - that the risk is serious and action should be taken.”
Exxon Vice President for Public Affairs Kenneth Cohen
In an interview reported in the Wall Street Journal today, Kenneth Cohen began to shift Exxon's corporate positioning on climate change, accepting the reliability of the science and announcing that Exxon has stopped funding climate change deniers like the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).
Once in a while a great public information campaign comes along, and this one by the Rain Forest Action Network fits the bill.
At the Detroit Auto Show, they had a full-size Kermit the Frog complaining about it's involvement in Ford Motor Company advertisements. As DeSmog readers well know , Ford Motor Company promotes a very green image, while continuing to fund organizations, like the Competitive Enterprise Institute, that sow doubt about the realities of global warming.
The California governor’s decision to slash carbon emission by 10 per cent has raised hopes action may soon be coming in B.C. Despite recent approval of two new coal-fired electricity plants, Premier Campbell has hinted that steps are forthcoming on climate change. The technology is in place and opinion-poll results tell him to use it. Is he listening?
The California governor continues to lead the global warming battle today with news he will ask regulators to order petroleum refiners and gasoline merchants to cut by 10 per cent the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with their products. He wants the cuts completed by 2020.
Update: GM issued this statment in reaction to the BBC story referred to below.
With comments like this on global warming from Chrysler's chief economist Van Jolissaint, it's no wonder Chrysler continues it's steady slide in profits. According to a BBC report out this morning, Jolissaint went on a global warming screed during a private breakfast…
The latest Decima poll shows rising concern among Canadians over environmental issues, but an Exxon-funded spokesman says global warming has been given a bad rap and it’s time everyone looked at benefits like milder winters.
Texas, already first in the nation in carbon-dioxide emissions from utilities, has been dragging its feet over regulation. Pressure on state officials to limit emissions is mounting, but Texas appears to be moving in a different direction, with Gov. Rick Perry directing the state's environmental commission to speed the permitting process for the proposed coal-fired plants.