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Astroturfing the Political Discussion

December 19th, 2007 · 3 Comments

“Clean Coal” sounds so lovely, doesn’t it?  Sounds like coal that’s just been washed with Woolite or such. It is, in reality, an extremely dangerous and seductive term that obscures the very real pollution that would occur even with “clean coal” electricity production. It is not just LCV that is seeking to influence the Presidential […]

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What are they waiting for?

December 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on What are they waiting for?

What are they waiting for? is an excellent question from the League of Conservation Voters and an excellent site.  As I’ve noted before, if we judge their views by the issues they raise with presidential candidates, global warming simply does not exist for TV pundits like Tim Russert, George Stephanopoulos, Wolf Blitzer, Bob Schieffer, and […]

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Tags: Global Warming · politics

Solar Pool Cleaning

December 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Solar Pool Cleaning

Swimming pools are not, generally, the most environmentally friendly item you’ll find.  Lots of chemicals to clean them, the electricity to keep the pumps running, all the energy to heat them, all the water used up to fill them … all in all, not the most climate friendly lifestyle choice. But options are growing to […]

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Polling our way to a better future?

December 19th, 2007 · Comments Off on Polling our way to a better future?

One of the signs of a changing weltaunschauung when it comes to Global Warming is the ever growing advertising and marketing agency focus on ‘green’ issues.  And, with this, ever more polling about consumer attitudes, providing information about what the “average Joe” thinks about ecology, energy, green, etc issues.  And, some of this is turning […]

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