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Pickpockets at large: Fossil fuel interests bankrupting states

January 28th, 2013 · 3 Comments

This guest post comes from DWG and covers something that the vast majority of Americans are unaware is happening.  And, well, how many schools could be renovated, roads repaired, policemen hired, and other public services provided with the tax subsidies that the ever-so impoverished fossil fuel industries are pocketing?
NOTE:  Let us be clear, however, that [...]

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Tags: Energy · carbon dioxide · climate change · emissions · guest post · tax

International Energy Agency Warns: Last Chance to Protect Humanity’s Future

November 9th, 2011 · No Comments

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Tags: Energy · carbon dioxide · catastrophic climate change · climate change

Americans Trust Scientists Over Climate Deniers

October 18th, 2010 · No Comments

This guest post from Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse examines the disconnect between the Republican Party leadership and how Americans have confidence in scientists.  This highlights the importance of educating the public about climate science — and how the Obama Administration has failed in this educational responsibility.
For years, climate deniers have lied and misinformed to [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · anti-science syndrome · carbon dioxide · climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · environmental · global warming deniers · guest post · politics · republican party

Don’t forget your own words, Harry, “Coal makes us sick!”

July 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Two years ago, Harry Reid stared into Faux and Balanced cameras square on and spoke truth:
Coal makes us sick …

Whether particulates driving asthma, black lung afflicting miners, diseases due to polluted waters from mountain top removal and coal waste, mercury in our food stream reducing IQs, or otherwise, burning “coal makes us sick“.
There is [...]

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Tags: Energy · carbon dioxide · coal · electricity · environmental · politics · pollution

Five Percent a Year is all we ask …

May 5th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Our combined energy and climate challenges and opportunities are incredibly complex and interrelated issues. Throw in other resource challenges, economic challenges, and a myriad of other factors and, well, the complexity can overwhelm any and all.
Clarity of targets matter. Ever more experts are endorsing the call to create a path to return the [...]

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Tags: Energy · carbon dioxide · climate legislation · environmental

“The most important number you’ve never heard of.”

April 16th, 2010 · 10 Comments

“The Social Cost of Carbon may be the most important number you’ve never heard of” according to Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth Stanton in a recent publication from the Economics for Equity and the Environment Network.
The Social Cost of Carbon (pdf) analyzes the efforts within the U.S. government to develop a value of the economic impact [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · analysis · cap and trade · carbon dioxide · carbon tax · climate change · climate legislation · environmental · financial policy · government energy policy

Dear Senator Webb: It isn’t the “Murky Air Act”

January 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Dear Senator Webb,
I have been extremely disappointed in your stances on energy and environmental issues, especially when it comes to climate change.
Let me provide background for a moment. I have long respected you, your thoughtfulness, and your career achievements. I was involved with the Draft Webb movement. During the general election race, I created a [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · carbon dioxide · catastrophic climate change · clean energy jobs · climate change · government energy policy · politics

To Twit Lisa: It isn’t the “Murky Air Act”!

January 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Senator Lisa Murkowski has been conniving with fossil-fuel lobbyists for a long time, seeking out paths to strip the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Alaska has been called the poster state for global warming. Winter temperatures have already risen 6 degrees. Sea ice that protects [...]

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Tags: Al Gore · Congress · Energy · Global Warming · carbon dioxide · climate change · emissions

Whole Foods’ CEO vs Whole Foods’ Values?

January 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Whole Foods’ CEO, John Mackey, has made news with a New Yorker profile quoting him promoting the rejection of climate change science. (See Whole Paycheck’s “Crazy Uncle”’s crazed global warming ignorance.) When it came to his climate science ignorance, the article’s author commented
One would imagine that, on this score, many of his customers, to say [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · business practice · carbon dioxide · climate change · climate delayers · global warming deniers

Typing out loud about China’s climate … revisited / expanded …

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments

This is an expanded discussion, with some revisiting, of something written a week ago trying to step back and consider the Chinese approach to climate negotiations in Copenhagen and elsewhere. I have, since reading it, been “assured” that Copenhagen failure was China’s fault. That “assurance” and assessing of “blame”, in my opinion, glosses over [...]

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Tags: Global Warming · carbon dioxide · climate change