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Al Gore: The Audacity of Optimism and Defining a Generation’s

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

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James Hansen on EU’s Carbon Emission Targets: Not Good Enough

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

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The Tangled Web of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Response (or

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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EPA Chief Says Rules on Carbon Emissions will be Proposed

In a letter sent to congress last week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson said his agency will issue proposed rules “later this spring”  on “the specific effects of climate change and potential regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary and mobile sources”. The letter is in response to the 2007 Supreme Court ruling requiring the […]Read More

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Government Misses Another Deadline for Endangered Arctic Species Determination

I recently posted on the plight of the polar bear by relating my conversation with Canadian scientist and polar bear expert Nick Lunn. As Nick explained, the polar bear is the “poster child of climate change”, but represents an entire ecosystem. One that is “rapidly melting away” says Shay Wolf, a biologist for the Center for Biological Diversity. […]Read More

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Catching a Break: Carbon Emissions and U.S. Power Plants

Last post I posed the mostly rhetorical question of whether we could ever catch a break in all the troubling news we hear about climate change. Sorry, but not today. The Environmental News Service reports that carbon emissions from U.S. power plants made its biggest single-year leap in 2006, rising 2.9% over 2006 levels – or 5.9% from 2002 […]Read More