Monday, December 03, 2012

Showtime Teams with James Cameron, '60 Minutes' for Climate Change Series
Actually, we’re not, but you couldn’t tell from the gaggle of climate change geese flying to Showtime. The pay cable network is producing a documentary series about climate change titled “Years of Living Dangerously” which, Showtime breathlessly reports, “is a collaboration between some of Hollywood’s biggest actors and producers, along with the country’s leading news journalists.”

There’s a shocker.

The list of names includes executive producer James (I’m King of the World – Whoever was in charge before got it wrong) Cameron, Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub and ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with those non-partisan Emmy®-winning "60 Minutes" producers Joel Bach and David Gelber, and “climate expert” Daniel Abbasi.

Will Hollywood’s Usual Suspects show up? Why, sure! Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Alec Baldwin and Edward Norton will be part of the extraordinary team, as well as “a dream team of New York Times journalists including three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof, as well as renowned columnist Mark Bittman.”
Say It Isn’t So! Exxon Supports a Carbon Tax
The most obvious reason why big oil and gas companies would support a huge new tax on their own products is that it would kill coal first.
As Americans face a fiscal cliff, the Obamas make do with 54 Christmas trees by Andrew Malcolm -
Even allowing for the usual Washington excesses with taxpayer money, that's a whole grove of Christmas trees.

"We have 54 trees in the White House," an excited Michelle Obama proudly told visitors the other day. "54! That’s a lot of trees."

In fact, the Obamas' 54 trees this year are almost 50% more Christmas trees than last year. That was during the campaign before Obama whispered a reminder to the Russians that he had to be careful until Nov. 6, when a victory would give him more "flexibility."

Now, how much carbon do you suppose those 54 trees could be sequestering had they not been chopped by this green president?

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