Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Clean energy investment fell 11% in 2012 | Environment |
Investment in renewable energy fell in 2012 as governments cut subsidies, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Climate scientist: 'If Obama approves Keystone XL, his legacy will be shameful' - The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur // Current TV
Cenk Uygur interviews Ken Caldeira, climate scientist in the Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University, about whether President Obama will act to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from being built. Caldeira says, “It’s hard to really identify anything concrete that President Obama has done on the climate issue to really bring down emissions. If he approves Keystone XL, that will be a concrete action to increase emissions, and I think that President Obama’s legacy on the climate issue will be a shameful one.”
Debate Verdict: Al Gore Presenter Trounced by Heartland’s James Taylor | Heartlander Magazine
Prior to the debate, environmental activist groups throughout northern Florida rallied supporters to show up at the debate and support Bellamy. Global warming activists appeared to form a clear majority of the more than 260 people attending the debate, but even Bellamy’s supporters admitted afterward that Taylor scored a decisive victory.

“A number of attendees had their viewpoint about climate change not being a crisis confirmed,” global warming alarmist Pam McVety lamented in an article published in the Tallahassee Democrat. “The audience experienced the climate denial machine at its best.”
Minnesota legislators and scientists team up on climate change |
[Junk] Science made a comeback at the State Capitol on Tuesday.
The point, Reps. Jean Wagenius and Alice Hausman said, is that the DFL-controlled House intends to base new laws and policy decisions -- especially those related to climate change -- on research rather than dogma.

"It's science vs. ideology," said Hausman, a DFLer from St. Paul and chairwoman of the House Capital Investment Committee, describing a debate that is going on nationally as well. "There are still some that question the science."
..."I don't have an answer for my colleagues who see this as a natural event," said Rep. John Benson, DFL-Minnetonka.

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