Friday, June 28, 2013


Sports world teams up against climate change |
Every sports industry Jewel Event — the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Stanley Cup, the NBA Playoffs and Finals, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, Major League Soccer’s Championship Cup, every All Star Game, and the NCAA Final Four — all now [pretend to] power their events with renewable energy and purchase carbon offsets to reduce their contribution to global warming.
Politics: Moderate Dems, facing hard midterms, treat climate plan carefully -- Friday, June 28, 2013 --
"I think in some states it will play pretty badly," Jennifer Duffy, a senior editor for The Cook Political Report, said of Obama's climate plan.
Cocky Democrats?
Polls routinely show that climate change is near the bottom of Americans' concerns, with jobs and the economy near the top. To Neil Newhouse, Romney's pollster in the last election, Obama is emphasizing an issue that resonates with voters on the margins.
...Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) believes that regulating carbon dioxide is going to be a "disaster" -- economically and politically -- for Democrats.

"Listen, I come from Wisconsin," he said. "If it weren't for climate change over geologic time, we'd be standing on a 200-foot-thick glacier. So I just do not believe the science has been proven to the point that people believe it is. And it certainly isn't proven to the point where we should be spending trillions of dollars at an incredibly harmful effect to our economy based on science that isn't proven."
Carbon credit buyers file formal complaints against UAE firm - The National
Advanced Global Trading (AGT) claims that its investors can make 30 per cent returns by buying and selling carbon credits. But AGT clients say they have been unable to liquidate their investments for months, and market experts say the assets AGT sold have little to no resale value.
Obama's environmental nominee in jeopardy from Senate Republicans: Scientific American
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a plea this week for the U.S. Senate to confirm his choice to head the agency that will oversee the core of his new climate change plan, but nominee Gina McCarthy's prospects seem increasingly in doubt.

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