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Entries from March 2008

Lutz Can Be Such a Putz …

March 31st, 2008 · 3 Comments

General Motors’ Vice-Chairman Bob Lutz truly does not seem to enjoy being called out when he says absurdities.  There was a recent brouhaha over his  calling Global Warming a “total crock of s–t” in a meeting with reporters.  As the man seemingly converted, the driving force behind the Chevy Volt (a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) that […]

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Tags: automobiles · Energy · PHEV · transportation

WE have the Power2Change!

March 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on WE have the Power2Change!

Power2Change The Sierra Club is launching a nine-state campaign, Power2Change, focused on bringing clarity about what is at stake in the 2008 elections.  The choices we make in 2008 will define our future – especially when it comes to the election and energy issues. The contrast between competing visions of America’s energy future could not […]

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Tags: Energy

Dirty Energy Money turning Purple?

March 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Dirty Energy Money turning Purple?

Shouldn’t surprise anyone, but some of the worst polluters in the country, some of those most determined to fight action on Global Warming, are starting to color their political donations ‘purple’.  With Democratic Party control of Congress, high odds that the Hill will tinge even bluer come 2009, and that Barack Obama will be sitting […]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · politics

Reviews are coming in: NAM/ACCF are full of it!

March 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments

While the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Council for Capital Formation take their dog-and-pony show of supposedly independent but fully deceitful analysis about global warming legislation around the country, reviews of the work are coming in from across the country. And, the common reframe: Thumbs DOWN!

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Tags: analysis · climate change · climate delayers · environmental · Global Warming · lieberman-warner · politics · truthiness

Global Warming: political issue or not?

March 24th, 2008 · Comments Off on Global Warming: political issue or not?

Al Gore likes to comment that Global Warming, its existence and the need to act on it, should not be a political issue.  Protecting the earth from global warming is a mandatory part of following Jesus, former Vice President Al Gore said at a “Stewardship of the Earth” luncheon Jan. 31 2008 during the New […]

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Tags: 2008 presidential campaign · climate change · environmental · Global Warming · politics

Dominion … the truthiness continues … forever?

March 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Coal is a booming business, with price increases even exceeding those seen for oil. Fossil Fuels and the polluting of the atmosphere are, we can hope, burning their last embers of extravagant enthusiasm. While coal is a booming business, it is also a business under fire, with people like Governor Sibelius standing tall in the […]

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Tags: climate change · coal · electricity · emissions · Energy · Global Warming · greenwashing

Gulf War on the Environment?

March 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Gulf War on the Environment?

Operation Iraqi Freedom’s Global Warming implications are, of course, only a fraction of the conflict’s environmental impact: both directly and indirectly.  Over at Red, Green, and Blue, Ranjit Arab has an interesting post up: Tangled Up in Green: The Five Years War.

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Tags: environmental

McFlip, McFlop, McSame?

March 21st, 2008 · 18 Comments

Steadfast stay the course policy making is often overblown.  As some have said about George W Bush, ‘you’ll know he’ll say the same thing Wednesday that he said Monday, no matter what happened Tuesday.’  The real world is not static, learning institutions and learning individuals will adapt to changing reality and changing understanding of reality […]

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Tags: Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · john mccain

Wear Blue …

March 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Wear Blue …

Architecture2030, a fantastic organization, seeks to send a message come 19-22 April:  think about Nancy Reagan and Just Say No to the opiate of coal!  Send the message to all when you: Wear BLUE for Earth Day 2008!

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Tags: coal · Global Warming

Yale study: Green Economy = Growing Economy

March 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Yale study: Green Economy = Growing Economy

Terra Daily reports on a Yale meta study looking at the economic impacts of a carbon-constrained economy.  The results: “As Congress prepares to debate new legislation to address the threat of climate change, opponents claim that the costs of adopting the leading proposals would be ruinous to the U.S. economy. The world’s leading economists who […]

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Tags: carbon tax · climate change · emissions · Energy · environmental · politics · pollution