Month: January 2010

Carbon Emissions COP15 Global Warming News International United Nations

U.S. Submits Emissions Target to UN – Other Nations Follow

NOTE: See the update below for the latest from the UNFCCC and links to countries officially submitting targets and mitigation plans under the Copenhagen Accord Meeting the January 31st deadline specified in the Copenhagen Accord that president Obama helped negotiate at the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen, the State Department has formally submitted its emissions […]Read More

Climate Change and Politics Global Warming News Government Policy Politics

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Obama Puts Climate

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He called on the Senate to pass a climate bill, but did not give Congress a deadline or promise to veto weak legislation. Nor did he mention the Copenhagen […]Read More

Climate Science Wildlife

Climate Change and Wildlife

This video gives a good brief introduction of the effects climate change has on the world’s wildlife populations (not just the polar bear). Source articles listed on Brian’s Art for Animals YouTube channel include the following: Polar Bears and mercury Polar Bears International Lions and Polar Bears facing climate changes Climate change & diseased frogs […]Read More

Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Politics Global Warming News

The State of the Green Union: Impediments to a Market

Almost one year ago, on February 24 2009, President Obama asked Congress for legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution. Henry Waxman and Edward Markey responded with The American Clean Energy and Security Act. Waxman and Markey outlined a cap-and-trade system involving significant US carbon emissions reductions. Early last fall Senators Barbara Boxer and John […]Read More

Climate Change and Politics Climate Change News Podcast Energy Policy Global Warming News Government

Climate News Podcast: Public Sentiment on Climate Legislation – Does

[podcast]http://www.globalwarmingisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/climate_news-1-26.mp3[/podcast] Environment & Energy reporter Alex Kaplun reports on the gap between consistent polling that shows most American favor passage of a climate and energy bill and the difficulty such legislation has in gaining any real traction in Congress. One of the reasons, the report says, is that astute politicians are skeptical of public sentiment – […]Read More

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States Seek Court Ruling to Defend Industry Challenge to EPA

Sixteen states and New York City have filed a motion in federal court requesting permission to challenge an industry-sponsored “Petition for Review” filed last month in Federal Appeals Court after EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson signed an Endangerment Finding on December 7th stating that greenhouse gas emissions pose a threat to human health and welfare. The […]Read More

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Murkowski vs. the

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) On Thursday afternoon, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) pulled out a rarely-used Congressional tool in an attempt to keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating carbon and other greenhouse gasses. Sen. Murkowski offered a “resolution of disapproval” of the EPA’s impending action, which would limit companies’ […]Read More