Month: October 2009

Global Warming News International United Nations Video

Copenhagen – The Final Mile: “It Makes No Human, Political,

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer speaks on the challenge and hope as the last five days of negotiations commence in Barcelona, Spain next week ahead of the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen this December. COP15 is where de Boer says governments must find a “clear turning point in the fight against climate change.” The […]Read More

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Podcast: Senate Climate Bill Cuts-up Smaller Allocation Pie Than House

[podcast]http://www.globalwarmingisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/climate_news-10-29.mp3[/podcast] Major differences begin to emerge between the Senate and House versions of cap-and-trade legislation. Due to more stringent budget requirements – known as the “CBO haircut” –  in the Senate, the Kerry-Boxer bill is forced to dole out emissions allowances from a smaller pie. A difference that Boxer didn’t highlight when the 923-page draft […]Read More

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Combating the Scourge of Greenwashing

Green marketing has never been more popular, but not all green claims are created equal. Businesses are increasingly cognizant of the value of socially and ethically conscious consumers. Between 2007 and 2009, the in-store availability of ‘green’ products has increased between 40% and 176%. Globally, the market for sustainable products and services is worth US$550 […]Read More

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Poll shows 60 Percent of Public Supports Cap-and-Trade

As the Senate Energy and Public Works Committee began hearings today on the Kerry-Boxer Clean Energy Jobs and American Act, the Senate version of climate and energy legislation, a CNN/Opinion Research poll shows 60% of respondents favor cap-and-trade, the central mechanism limiting greenhouse gas emissions. In a survey conducted October 16 to 18, 1,038 adults […]Read More

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Boxer Releases Full Draft of Climate Bill -Specifies Allocations and

Senator Barbara Boxer released a 923-page draft of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act over the weekend, the Senate version of climate and energy legislation, for the first time specifying emissions allocations and costs proposed in the bill. “We’ve reached another milestone as we move to a clean energy future, creating millions of jobs […]Read More

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350.org International Day of Climate Action

Tomorrow is the International Day of Climate Action sponsored by 350.0rg. The International Day of Climate Action will harness the collective action of citizens from across the globe to instill the magic number – 350 – into the public consciousness. That number represents the safe level of carbon in the atmosphere (350 parts per million) […]Read More