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Copenhagen doomed from the start?

On December 8, 2009 By

Is the Copenhagen Climate summit dead on day 2? Developing nations are furious over what is being dubbed the “Danish text”, a draft agreement that apparently gives rich nations every benefit while putting the UN’s role in the background. This has thrown the talks into disarray.

We seemed to be going into these negotiations from a position of authority and renewed worldwide leadership on the issue after the EPA ruled greenhouse gases a danger to public health and paved the way for President Obama to act as the Supreme Court has ruled he can.

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The Story of Cap & Trade (Video)

On December 2, 2009 By

As we near the Copenhagen climate talks next week, I thought this might be helpful in understanding what “cap and trade” is:

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The Environmental Defense Fund is running ads against Pat Tiberi on climate change and energy. Seeing these a ton on TV today:

It looks like they are running two others against Mark Souder (IN-3) and Tim Holden (PA-17).

Tiberi and Souder are both Republicans. Holden is a Blue Dog Democrat. Both Republicans are in near 60/40 districts. I’m not sure about IN-3, but OH-12 is a pretty solidly Republican district that has been slowly trending more Democratic since 2002. The ads in OH-12 are good softening ads, but absent a strong challenge with a […]

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According to the Renewable Energy Policy Project, more than 20,000 new manufacturing jobs can be created in Ohio in the coming years with investment in and from the “green” economy. Four town hall meetings – on June 23 in Cincinnati, June 24 in Findlay, June 25 in Canton and June 26 in Cleveland – will offer community members a chance to learn more about opportunities for high-paying domestic jobs in renewable energy, clean technology and “green” manufacturing, while also discussing environmental and economic risks associated with accelerated climate change.

In conjunction with Vice President Al Gore’s We Campaign, […]

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Boy do they ever!

Dozens of scientists are demanding that their names be removed from a widely distributed Heartland Institute article entitled 500 Scientists with Documented Doubts of Man-Made Global Warming Scares.

What do they do? Oh, just email 122 of the people on the list – which nets them 40 or so emails from pissed off scientists wondering why they are on the list. Hilarity! Not only is their scientific method off, but their fact checking seems to be a bit askew. Gore should debate this douche. He sounds like he’s pretty bad at the fact game.

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We Can Solve It: Great Spot!

On April 9, 2008 By

This is a really great ad:

Ad is for The We Campaign, which is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection – a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore.

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Bishops: Give Up Carbon for Lent

On February 5, 2008 By

Fantastic idea:

Two senior bishops are urging people to cut back on carbon for Lent instead of the conventional chocolate or alcohol.

A couple of great quotes as well:

“To carry on regardless of their plight is to fly in the face of Christian teaching.”

“The moral imperative for us to act is unquestionable and inescapable.”

Why more “Christians” aren’t fighting global warming is something I’ve never quite figured out. Too busy bashing gays and protecting the sanctity of stem cells I guess. Family values won’t help you when the floods come. Or is that the point?

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JSOnline – Nov. 9, 2007 – Frustrated by inaction in Congress on global warming, Midwest governors will convene in Milwaukee next week to craft a regionwide strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions and boost renewable energy.

The Midwestern Governors Association Energy Summit will take place Wednesday and Thursday at the Pfister Hotel. The event is being led by Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican.

Hey Ted! Ya’ Goin’? Love to see some leadership on this.

(ht BFD)

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Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize

On October 12, 2007 By

In a clear liberal conspiracy, Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to raise awareness about global climate change.

Congrats Al. Keep up the good work.

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Hooker shortages.

Brothel owners in Bulgaria are blaming global warming for staff shortages.

They claim their best girls are working in ski resorts because a lack of snow has forced tourists to seek other pleasures.

Petra Nestorova, who runs an escort agency in Sofia, said: ‘We have hired students, but they are temps and nothing like our elite girls.’

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1.21 giga… juelles?

On August 27, 2007 By

The excellent (and must-read) ClimateProgress has a terrific debunking of the “Hummer has a lower lifecycle cost than a Prius” BS. My favorite part:

Their website says the report ?does not include issues of gigajuelles [sic!], kW hours or other unfriendly (to consumers) terms. Perhaps, in time, we will release our data in such technical terms. First, however, we will only look at the energy consumption cost.?

Wouldn?t want to confuse consumers with unfriendly technical stuff such as kilowatt-hours like those annoying electric utilities do every month. No. Let?s put everything in dollar terms so no one can […]

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