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Powerful Forces Opposing Climate Change Mitigation

The unbridled pursuit of profit by powerful interests is actively delaying action on climate change. Climate denying corporate interests and their political counterparts, along with the press and cynical investments, are making progress on climate change mitigation very difficult. Republicans are the political minions of climate denial Republicans continue to oppose action on climate change. Rather than lead, Republicans in…

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Climate Denial vs. True Skepticism

The problem with most climate denialists that claim they are “skeptics” is that, just like the climate science they don’t understand, the fail to grasp what it really means to be skeptical. Whether it is outright fraud or knowing hypocrisy can be open for debate, but given the lack of any attempt at a “fair and balanced” approach to understanding…

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Climate News Podcast: Public Sentiment on Climate Legislation – Does Congress See the Writing on the Wall?

[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 – fearing it is only a…

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

[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 bill was released late last…

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Podcast: Global Warming? What Global Warming?

[podcast]http://www.globalwarmingisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/climate_news-10-22.mp3[/podcast] More American believe climate change has nothing to do with them Greenwire reporter Ben Geman reports on a recent Pew Research Center survey that shows fewer Americans believe there is “solid evidence” of global warming (despite the increasing solid evidence) and that if global warming does exist, human activity plays little or no part in it. While the issue…

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