New analysis shows that the science underpinning the global treaty aiming to stop average temperatures rising more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels urgently needs more research,...
It was a night of disappointments as President G.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address to the joint Houses of Congress Tuesday.
First, the rumoured White House policy shift on global warming never materialized. It's true that President Bush mentioned climate change for the first time in a State of the Union address, but it was a less-than stirring reference:
“America is on the verge of technological breakthroughs… these technologies will help us become better stewards of the environment – and they will help us to confront the serious challenge of global climate change.”
In this excert from today's editorial , the Globe and Mail condemns the arrest this week of John Lefebvre, a friend, founder and financial supporter of the DeSmogBlog:
The U.S. crackdown on Internet gambling, a crusade that seems to involve arresting law-abiding citizens of other countries and threatening them with long prison terms, continues to claim new victims.
The Heartland Institute, one of those think tanks that Exxon may or may not have stopped funding to misrepresent climate science, has this new feature on its Environment & Climate News website. Dated February 1, 2007 (ony 10 days from now), the article is actually an edited version of the tired speech that Senator James Inhofe delivered last year when he was still the Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee.
Wrong then. Wrong now. But with a smaller audeince.
A spate of bills calling for greenhouse-gas controls have been introduced in the US senate. Ten major corporations have formed a coalition to push President Bush for action. Now a House of Representatives committee is shoving climate change to the top of its agenda.
Here's some video footage of Democratic House Leader, Nancy Pelosi, talking tough on global warming and energy independence.
Within the first 100 hours of the new Congressional session, Pelosi and the Dems have committed to introducing new legislation “repealing big oil subsidies and investing in renewable fuels.” So far, the Democrats have kept to their word and passed the Clean Energy Act, rolling back subsidies to big oil companies.
A nationwide group , cognizant of the increasing political momentum for federal controls, is calling for emission reductions of 10 per cent to 30 per cent over the next 15 years.