Thursday, February 21, 2013

Scenes from the Anthropocene: Polar Paradox Pt. 2 : ImaGeo
The Norwegian government also seems to want to showcase the city’s role in the opening of the Arctic region to increasing exploitation of resources. So much so, in fact, that it covered journalists’ travel expenses to attend the Arctic Frontiers conference.
Karl Bildt, Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and chair of the Arctic Council, picked up on the polar paradox:

“Global warming is a fact. We have to fear that it will go on. Every week we see . . . new coal-fired plants come online in China and India. We see the consequences here.”

At the same time, “economic opportunities are booming and will continue to boom in the Arctic region,” he said.
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The same group that missed collapse of the Soviet Union.
Top Five Crazy Moments from Lisa Jackson’s Secret Emails | Washington Free Beacon
Many of the disclosed emails focus on press coverage of the EPA and the agency’s attempts to spin or push back against articles. EPA officials didn’t hide their disdain for some reporters.

Former EPA press secretary Adora Andy said Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel is “such a nut.”

“Yeah, but it helps in strange and interesting ways,” Jackson replied.

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