Thursday, January 31, 2013

Al Gore: UK leaders 'seriously misinformed' about climate change | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change
Former US Vice President Al Gore says he is concerned the UK’s political leaders have lost their will to address climate change.
North Dakota Went Boom -
“This is our time,” Clay S. Jenkinson told me one morning over coffee at a Bismarck Starbucks, where he often goes to write. Jenkinson, a humanities professor, is a North Dakota author and columnist best known for his impersonation of Thomas Jefferson on public radio. “It’s our gold rush, our Silicon Valley. It reverses decades of anxiety about out-migration and rural decline and death. Suddenly the state that never had anything is in the middle of an oil boom that is larger than anybody could have predicted. We aren’t going to do anything to jeopardize it. People aren’t interested in stepping back.”
...North Dakota’s oil boom now accounts for 11 percent of U.S. oil production, and it is the main reason the state government currently has a $3.8 billion surplus
How To Make Wind And Solar Appear Cheaper « Tory Aardvark
Any industry that is based on tax payer subsidy is not a real economically viable business, it is little different from any nationalized enterprise or government department, funded by the bottom less pit of the tax payer wallet.
Dems ask NFL, NBA for suggestions on how to battle climate change - The Hill's E2-Wire
A new Capitol Hill climate task force wants a wide range of parties — including energy companies, green groups, sports leagues and plenty in between — to submit suggestions for federal actions to battle global warming.

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