Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Hunger Games, climate change, and the 99%

As a Hunger Games fan, I braved the crowds to catch the movie this past weekend along with another $155 million worth of fans – though I wasn’t crazy enough to go to one of those midnight showings.  CSW first … Continue reading

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General Motors pulls funding from Heartland Institute; Heartland responds

A GM spokesman confirmed that the company will stop funding the Heartland Institute, a well-known cog in the global warming denial machine. Heartland issued a response in which they complain about, get this:  the Huffington Post, Center for American Progress, … Continue reading

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New EPA greenhouse gas rule may effectively end new coal power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to announce a proposed rule to strictly limit carbon emissions from new power plants, several news sources have reported.  Industry and environmentalist sources, the Washington Post reports, “say that the rule … dooms any … Continue reading

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Global Warming: What We Knew in ’82

Climate Denial Crock of the Week has posted a very interesting video that calls attention to “the contrast between what scientists already knew even 30 years ago, and the pathetically slow response to this gathering storm.”  The video draws on … Continue reading

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A court victory for the evils of mountaintop removal coal mining: Arch Coal Spruce No. 1 mine permit reinstated

Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Coal River Mountain Watch, and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy:  “We are deeply disappointed and concerned about the effect of today’s court ruling because mountaintop removal mining has already caused widespread and extreme destruction … Continue reading

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Still drunk on oil: Obama’s speech in Cushing

What would liberals be saying if President Bush – or hypothetically, a President McCain – had given the speech President Obama gave in Cushing, Oklahoma, on March 22?  “We’ve added enough new oil and gas pipeline to encircle the Earth … Continue reading

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Update on the unresolved fight over who gets to read Michael Mann’s email

Legal skirmishing continues in the effort of the global warming denial machine to obtain 12,000 emails sent and received by paleoclimatologist Michael Mann when he was at the University of Virginia. Now that the Virginia Supreme Court has tossed out … Continue reading

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“Last Call at the Oasis”

Recommended: This feature-length documentary on the global water crisis, which we saw screened at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin recently, features powerful film footage and commentary by leading water expert Peter Gleick, Earth System scientist Jay Famiglietti at … Continue reading

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US Climate Policy: Lecture at George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs

What kind of society do we want to be? What kind of government do we want to have? What interests are going to drive the key policy decisions? Climate policy has been drawn into that larger unresolved struggle. It’s not … Continue reading

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Catholic educational institutions teach the peer-reviewed science about climate change

….and follow the lead of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which includes scientists who have helped write the IPCC Assessments. Thus it’s no surprise that paleoclimatologist Michael Mann was asked to address the student body at Bishop O’Connell High School, … Continue reading

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