Can Congress ever agree on climate change? An interview with Henry Waxman
HW: I think even Republicans have to acknowledge that climate change is taking place. They may not think it’s man-made, but they can acknowledge that it’s happening, and that we’re seeing more and more extreme examples of it. And I think a lot of representatives have constituents who understand that we need to do more about this problem. Farmers in the Midwest who are suffering from drought. Urban areas affected by hurricanes. I think they understand that there’s a problem and we need leadership.America’s Job-Creating Energy Miracle | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
While last Friday’s employment report reflects an economy struggling to create jobs during an extended, sub-par “jobless recovery,” it’s been a much healthier employment picture in one of America’s most successful “shovel-ready” job-creating industries: Oil and Gas Extraction.Brown Vs. Green: Clash Of The Titans In California | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Massive shale oil reserves could give California one of the biggest oil booms on Earth, but the uber-powerful California green lobby is gearing up for the fight of its life. The stakes of the battle could be huge, reports the New York Times. Hundreds of thousands of high-paying jobs for Californians, versus environmental concerns about fracking, pipelines, and greenhouse gasses.Global Lukewarming: Another Good Intellectual Year (2012 Edition) | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
As global temperatures in 2012 further cement a modest warming rate in response to anthropogenic climate influences, the light burns ever brighter for the “lukewarmers”—those intrepid souls who accept that human activities are impacting the character of the world’s climate, but hold the opinion that, when taken together, these influences are–and will be–relatively modest.