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Carpe Diem: Waxman-Markey a Start, But More Opportunities to Seize

March 31st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Representatives and Chairmen Ed Markey and Henry Waxman released the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) as a discussion draft yesterday.  Speaking in a bloggers’ call on the bill,  Speaker Nancy Pelosi emphasized that acting on climate change is her “flagship issue” and that this is justified not just on national security, health and […]

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Tags: ed markey · environmental · government energy policy

The Lies Have It

March 31st, 2009 · 5 Comments

One hope, with Barack Obama taking the Oath of Office: that the traditional media would return to a tradition of actually seeking to weigh truth and seek some form of actual honesty in reporting. Sigh … Despite being in a minority, newspapers and television talk shows seem more ready to have Republicans (whether currently in […]

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Tags: republican party · truthiness

Obstinate idiocy: C02 = Life

March 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

The latest fad, it seems, amid the denier/skeptic/delayer community is to be emphasizing that Co2 is plant life. This has been seen in the past weeks from witnesses in Senate testimony, from Republican Congressmen in hearings, in blog posts galore, and in conservative columns and editorial pages. For example, this was core to The Washington […]

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Tags: carbon dioxide · climate delayers · global warming deniers · skeptic · truthiness