The third “Major Economies Meeting” concluded in Paris today after getting of to a rocky start in the wake heavy criticism of president George Bush’s speech on Wednesday calling for a halt to U.S. emissions growth by 2025, considered by most as not ambitious enough and without any real policy proposals to meet even this goal. […]Read More
Writing in Salon Andrew Leonard said that president Bush looked pretty darned annoyed throughout his speech today outlining his “principals” (I am unable to find any reports that actually call it a plan) to halt the growth in carbon emissions by 2025 (reminds of a song from my youth, but that’s another story). Leonard reports that at […]Read More
A couple of quick news items for the day… It is reported today that president Bush is weighing options the possibility of proposing some form of mandatory greenhouse gas emission standards for the U.S. While it remains unclear what exactly is on Bush’s mind (ahem) it appears as if there could be an announcement as soon […]Read More
We really couldn’t go a whole week without some story involving the EPA, could we? Henry Waxman, Chairman of the Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, issued a third subpoena this week demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency produce un-redacted documents relating to the EPA’s process in denying California’s waiver allowing the state (and 16 […]Read More
Al Gore deputed his new slide show at the TED Conference in Monterey California. Gore calls for a “generational mission” inspired by the “globally strategic” nature of the climate crises and the urgency of an effective response. It’s not always easy to find a reason for optimism, but Gore gives it a good try. Better than most. […]Read More
James Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and one of the world’s lead climate scientists has said in a recent paper released to Science Magazine that Earth is in crisis and we have already reached a tipping point at 380 ppm (parts-per-million) of atmospheric carbon, making the European Union’s target of 550 ppm wholly inadequate to […]Read More
Gosh, didn’t we just report on the EPA yesterday? The saga continues with Attorneys general from 17 states, the cities of New York and Baltimore, the District of Columbia and 13 environmental advocacy groups asking the U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday to order the EPA to respond to last year’s Supreme Court ruling on greenhouse gas […]Read More
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The plastic ocean
On the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, scientists find a surprise: Coastal life https://nbcnews.to/3IgDD3G
@earth_warming My sister always points out the human rights aspect of mining. Cobalt mining, for example, is tied to child labor in the DRC.
Saying you want to transition away from fossil fuels is one thing, doing it is another.
Biden Gulf Oil Sale Means More Drilling Within Legacy Chemical Dump Site https://bit.ly/3o6BK1m