Month: April 2008

Carbon Emissions Climate Change and Politics Environmental News Global Warming News Government Policy

British Columbia Introduces Carbon Tax

British Columbia is leading not just Canada, but the world, in this issue,” said Taylor. “We have looked everywhere to find another carbon tax that is as broad-based … we can’t find any other model in the world that is so comprehensive.” So says Finance Minister Carole Taylor who filed Bill 37, or the Carbon […]Read More

Climate Science Editorial Rants Global Warming News

Heartland Institute’s Dennis Avery: Shades of the “Inhofe 400”

Recently James Inhofe, using his power as a United States Senator, released a senate report claiming to contain 400 signatures from “prominent scientists” refuting the overwhelming scientific agreement of the human influence in climate change. Though we haven’t heard much from the good senator in awhile, he has steadfastly held to the claim that “AGW” (anthropogenic global warming) is a […]Read More

Arctic Editorial Rants Energy Non-Renewable Energy Policy Environmental News Policy Politics

Bush “Solution” to High Energy Prices is No Solution At

In a press conference today George Bush addressed, among other things, concerns about rising energy prices. President Bush repeatedly laid blame for the rise in gas prices at the feet of Congress and its refusal to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Bush said that while renewable and alternative energy development should continue – citing […]Read More

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Bush White House and Department of Transportation Attempt End Run

Well gosh, that didn’t take long did it? (re: my last post). In the “What, Do You Think We’re Stupid?” category California State Attorney General brought to the public’s attention yesterday a bit of fine print buried on page 357 of a DOT proposal to put into place tougher CAFE standards as required from last […]Read More

Climate Change and Politics Editorial Rants Global Warming Resources Government Politics Solutions

Bridging the Gap and Solving the Climate Crisis – An

There is plenty of sobering news regarding climate change. I see it every day.  The most discouraging aspect of it is the political divisiveness and polarization surrounding the issue. No problem is ever solved nor challenge met through such a stance. I often have sharp criticism for the rhetoric and misrepresentation of the facts from the “denialist” camp, […]Read More

Arctic Environmental News Global Warming News Polar Bear

News Break: Arctic Ice Melting Faster Than Models Predict

Well, this doesn’t seem like news to anyone following the Arctic sea ice melt of 2007, but I guess it’s official… Reuters today reported that the WWF (formally the World Wildlife Federation) has published findings that indicate previous “expert assessments” (IPCC?) have underestimated the rate at which ice is retreating in Greenland and all across the Arctic region. Not […]Read More