Thursday, October 22, 2009

PIRG makes videos to stop climate change - News
What a penny lying heads up on the ground does for a superstitious pedestrian, UConn PIRG hopes to do for the Obama administration.

Yesterday over 50 individuals were recorded reading the words: "Hi, my name is (your name) and I'm a student at the University of Connecticut. I'm here to say: I'm ready to solve global warming!" Each person was then allowed to ad lib a message to President Barack Obama on global warming.
If our Archbishop spent less time fretting about climate change, he might notice the pope is about to mug him | Mail Online
My favourite example of an ill-judged incursion into the banal was his suggestion some years ago that motorists should drive more slowly in order to save the environment (not lest they kill or injure one another) and his demand for a 'strictly enforced' speed limit.
Reykjavík’s dirty little secret
My country, Iceland, likes to market itself as a place with an endless stream of pure, clean air and pristine natural landscapes – all hyped up for the tourist brochures.*

Reykjavík’s dirty little secret is its air pollution. In fact, on calm winter days, when the ubiquitous wind isn’t blowing our smog away to the big smog storage area in the sky, a thick, yellow cloud of pollution hangs over the capital area like a translucent veil.
Gallup: Obama Quarterly Approval Average Slips Nine Points to 53%
In fact, the 9-point drop in the most recent quarter is the largest Gallup has ever measured for an elected president between the second and third quarters of his term, dating back to 1953.

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