Editorial Rants

Scientific Study Warns that Global Warming May Be Destroying Nature’s Greatest Greenhouse Gas Absorber

Forests, considered to be a major partner in fighting greenhouse gases, are now at the center of a new study being released to the United Nations Forum on Forestry over the next two weeks. The United Nations Forum on Forestry will meet April 20 - May 1 at UN Headquarters in New York City to discuss various forest related issues.

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Rush Limbaugh and the Heartland Institute: I am Ignorance, Hear Me Roar

We’ve been reporting recently on the International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in Copenhagen, where some of the world’s top climate scientists and experts are meeting to collect and synthesize the research in climate change since the Fourth Assessment Report released by the IPCC in November of 2007. At the other end of the spectrum last week was the annual Heartland Institute Climate Change …

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International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Day One from Copenhagen

In a run-up to the United Nations COP 15 Climate Change Conference this December, the Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges, and Decisions got under way today in Copenhagen. Hosted by the University of Copenhagen, the conference is one of the world’s largest interdisciplinary meetings on climate change, with over 2000 participants from over 80 countries coming together to synthesize and “add …

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News Summary and Opinion: A Cold and Snowy Global Warming Protest

Let’s just get this part out of the way: Yes, the Eastern seaboard, including Washington DC, was being hit with a powerful winter storm, bringing March in with the proverbial lion, even as a reported two thousand demonstrators marched from the Capitol to the aging coal-fired Capitol Power Plant in hopes of bringing attention to the urgent need of climate change action from government …

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Drought a Growing Threat to World Agriculture, Food Production

Persistent droughts are increasingly threatening agricultural production, food security and social stability in food exporting and importing nations around the world. World leaders need to act now in order to adapt to and avoid worst case scenarios, according to the UNCCD and WMO.

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Carbon Emissions “Not a Factor” When Approving Coal Plants, EPA Administrator Says

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Stephen Johnson released a 19-page memo last Thursday claiming that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant subject to regulation when permitting coal-fired power plants. Johnson’s reasoning goes against a ruling made by his own agency, when the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board rejected a permit from a regional EPA office in Denver for a 110 megawatt plant on the Uintah and …

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