The Physicians for Social Responsibility have stepped with a strong statement about the Lieberman-Warner Climate inSecurity Act’s inadequacies and requirements for strengthening it. In June the U.S. Senate will begin debate on legislation to address global warming. The Climate Security Act, S. 3036, fails to meet the scientific targets that will be necessary to avoid […]
Entries from May 2008
May 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on Physicians take a Socially Responsible Stand on Lieberman-Warner
May 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Agricultural Geogineering: Planting wheat for carbon sequestration?
While there is continued emphasis on developing “Carbon Capture and Sequestration” to ensure a continued life for Somewhat Less Dirty Coal (euphemistically called “Clean Coal“), there are win-win-win options for geoengineering and carbon capture, like biochar, that merit far greater attention and active pursuit. Le Monde reported several days ago on yet another potential path […]
May 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments
This morning, CNN will be running Ask Velshi. CNN Senior Business Correspondent Ali Velshi hosts a live radio broadcast today at 10 a.m. (ET) on CNNRadio and CNN.com Live. “It’s Not Just Gas” takes an in-depth look at why oil is bought and sold on speculation, how the oil market is different or not from […]
May 28th, 2008 · 31 Comments
Now it is quite clear why the We campaign so enthusiastically embraced Newt Gingrich for an advertisement sitting next to Nancy Pelosi. Yes, that Newt Gingrich who is working so hard for [false] “American Solutions for Winning the Future”. We would think that might actually include thinking seriously about moving forward on Global Warming legislation. […]
May 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Today, Congressman Ed Markey has announced that he will introduce the the Investing in Climate Action and Protection (iCAP) Act next week. Unlike the Boxer-Lieberman-Warner Climate inSecurity Act (BLW CISA), the iCAP follows science calling for a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in covered sectors by 85 percent by 2050. It also is serious […]
Tags: cap and trade · climate change · Congress · ed markey · environmental · environmental justice · Global Warming · government energy policy · iCAP · lieberman-warner · politics · Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warm
May 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on BLW: Disastrous Legislation or simply Disastrous Politics?
With each read, with each detailed understood, the Boxer-Lieberman-Warner Climate InSecurity Act (BLW CiSA) seems ever more questionable on climate policy terms and, in addition, on basic politics. Last fall, Friends of the Earth (FOE) launched their Fix It or Ditch It campaign, seeking to develop momentum for the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act to be transformed […]
May 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Future Scenarios …
Just up today is an extremely well done, informative, and rather fear-provoking website: Future Scenarios. Done by David Holmgrem, a leading thinker on Permaculture, this site “maps the cultural implications of peak oil and climate change”.
May 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments
As written about in The Shocking Analysis of Lie-berman-Warner, Environmental Defense Fund has a great little gag site (Get America Working) that provides a tool for learning of false industry statements on Global Warming legislation with counters from EDF. The site also links to a petition that I recommend readers NOT sign. Sadly, while EDF’s […]
May 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Shocking Analysis of Lie-berman-Warner
Next week, Senator Harry Reid is going to bring the Lieberman-Warner Coal-Subsidy Act to the Senate floor for debate and votes. Even after modification by Senator Boxer, Lieberman-Warner remains grossly inadequate in face of the challenges we face. Even so, the National Association of Manufacturers, the US Chamber of Commerce, and global warming deniers are […]
Tags: cap and trade · climate change · climate delayers · Congress · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy · James Inhofe · lieberman-warner · politics
May 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Global warming and the death of libertarian ideology
APSmith, of Energize America, is an extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful individual well worth listening to and pondering. This discussion reflects what he sees as a driving motivation for denying reality and global warming denial. This relates to my efforts to explore the motivating factors behind ‘irrational skepticism’ (term referring to those whose skepticism is not […]