Monday, December 05, 2011

Gingrich and cap-and-trade: a flip-flop? - The Fact Checker - The Washington Post

By all available evidence, Gingrich has changed his position on cap and trade. That’s fine, but it is disingenuous of him to claim that he has “never favored cap and trade.”

Apocalypse Soon | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

If this is indeed a natural epochal shift, the good news is that the Earth will survive. The bad news is that we won’t. Let’s hope that this claim isn’t true, since it would mean that the planet is going to murder our species slowly [I hate it when it does that] and there’s nothing we can do about it.

Bellona screens Al Gore’s '24 Hours of Reality' with commentary by NWL President Schweiger - Bellona

Both Gore and Schweiger said that the grassroots movement supporting the environmental and climate causes is rapidly growing.
...Schweiger was clearly keen in his remarks to give a good dressing-down to climate skeptics, and dismiss some of the rhetoric his organization encounters.
...The fossil fuel industry also got its ears boxed by the charismatic Al Gore when he said in the film: “Fossil fuel interests have money, influence and control. But together we have something they don’t: Reality.”

Namibia vulnerable to climate change, tries carbon trading | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Unable to afford electricity, the 58-year-old widow needs firewood to cook. But as she and other migrants have moved to Namibia's capital, their tree-chopping has helped the desert expand, leaving the country even more exposed to the threats of global warming.

...Temperatures in the country have already risen three times more than the global average over the last century, according to a study by the London-based International Institute for Environment and Development.

Flashback: Settled science: Can everyplace really be warming much faster than everyplace else?

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