Monday, March 11, 2013

Al Gore: Al Jazeera Is ‘Honest-to-Goodness News’
Since leaving the vice presidency in 2001, Gore has been an outspoken environmental activist, warning of a “climate crisis” brought on by what he calls man-made global warming. Recently he blamed Hurricane Sandy on climate change, saying “dirty energy makes dirty weather.”

While Al Jazeera is “honest-to-goodness news,” Gore also said at the SXSW conference that the National Rifle Association is a “complete fraud.”
Judge Halts New York City Soda Ban -
A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration from banning the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and other venues, a major defeat for a mayor who has made public-health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure.

The city is "enjoined and permanently restrained from implementing or enforcing the new regulations," New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling decided Monday.

The regulations are "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences," the judge wrote.
Twitter / PeterGleick: The @PacificInstitut report ...
The report on risks to California of sea level rise has [allegedly] been downloaded 700,000 times!
Twitter / enviroblack
Hate to pile more on Vicky Pryce, but is there case for saying she scuppered UK #climate policy? Huhne wouldn't have caved in to Osbornians
Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce each jailed for eight months | UK news |
[Energy and Climate Change Secretary] Chris Huhne and his ex-wife, Vicky Pryce, have each been jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice over an arrangement 10 years ago in which Pryce took speeding points for the former Liberal Democrat MP.

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