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  • The American 'allergy' to global warming: Why? (it's that "faith" thing)

    09/25/2011 2:22:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 25, 2011 | AP
    [snip] ....What's going on? "The desire to disbelieve deepens as the scale of the threat grows," concludes economist-ethicist Clive Hamilton. He and others who track what they call "denialism" find that its nature is changing in America, last redoubt of climate naysayers. It has taken on a more partisan, ideological tone. Polls find a widening Republican-Democrat gap on climate. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry even accuses climate scientists of lying for money. Global warming looms as a debatable question in yet another U.S. election campaign. From his big-windowed office overlooking the wooded campus of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades,...
  • A Novel Tactic in Climate Fight Gains Some Traction

    11/09/2010 10:14:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 8, 2010 | JOHN M. BRODER
    WASHINGTON — With energy legislation shelved in the United States and little hope for a global climate change agreement this year, some policy experts are proposing a novel approach to curbing global warming: including greenhouse gases under an existing and highly successful international treaty ratified more than 20 years ago. The treaty, the Montreal Protocol, was adopted in 1987 for a completely different purpose, to eliminate aerosols and other chemicals that were blowing a hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer. But as the signers of the protocol convened the 22nd annual meeting in Bangkok on Monday, negotiators are considering...
  • $100B/Yr Climate Finance Challenging, But Possible (global taxes!) - UN Panel (Soros)

    11/06/2010 11:28:07 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Selina Williams
    Raising $100 billion a year of climate finance by 2020 is challenging, but possible through mechanisms including carbon markets, domestic carbon taxes and a variety of international transportation taxes, a United Nations advisory group said in a report Friday. Earlier this year, the UN's Ban established the panel, which includes U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, billionaire financier George Soros and Deutsche Bank vice-chairman Caio Koch-Weser. The financing will be used to support mitigation and adaptation efforts in developing countries--in particular, for the poorest and most vulnerable communities.
  • Copenhagen summit veering towards farce, warns Ed Miliband

    12/16/2009 9:54:58 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    Guardian News ^ | 16 December 2009 | John Vidal and Allegra Stratton
    The climate change summit in Copenhagen was in jeopardy tonight with the complex negotiations falling far behind schedule as the climate secretary, Ed Miliband, warned of a "farce". With just two days remaining, the inability to overcome disagreements about the shape of a deal to combat global warming led to hours of inaction today , while outside the negotiations police clashed with protesters who broke through a security cordon but failed in an attempt to storm the conference centre. "We have made no progress" said a source close to the talks. "What people don't realise is that we are now...
  • On Copenhagen, Queen Elizabeth and Ban Ki-Moon: “Seal the Deal”

    11/29/2009 6:09:39 PM PST · by mainstreetradical.com · 1 replies · 395+ views
    www.MainStreetRadical.com ^ | 11/29/09 | Matt Leonard
    In an effort to push the global warming agenda forward, Mr. Ki-Moon and Queen Elizabeth were in attendance in Trinidad and Tobago at a Climate Change / Global Warming event. Apparently sensing the changing tide (pun intended) there was a sense of urgency much like closing a deal on a longterm sale that you feel slipping from you fingers.
  • GPs 'should offer climate change advice to patients (UK)

    11/29/2009 8:40:04 AM PST · by listenhillary · 27 replies · 869+ views
    Telegraph.UK ^ | 11/29/09 | Nick Britten
    The Climate and Health Council, a collaboration of worldwide health organizations including the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine, believes there is a direct link between climate change and better health. Their controversial plan would see GPs and nurses give out advice to their patients on how to lower their carbon footprint. The Council believes that climate change “threatens to radically undermine the health of all peoples”. It believes health professionals are ideally placed to promote change because “we have ethical responsibility…..as well as the capacity to influence people and our...
  • Is there any real chance of averting the climate crisis? (Nasa's James Hansen BARF)

    11/29/2009 5:19:11 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies · 1,256+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Nov. 29, 2009 | James Hansen
    Absolutely. It is possible – if we give politicians a cold, hard slap in the face. The fraudulence of the Copenhagen approach – "goals" for emission reductions, "offsets" that render ironclad goals almost meaningless, the ineffectual "cap-and-trade" mechanism – must be exposed. We must rebel against such politics as usual. Science reveals that climate is close to tipping points. It is a dead certainty that continued high emissions will create a chaotic dynamic situation for young people, with deteriorating climate conditions out of their control. Science also reveals what is needed to stabilise atmospheric composition and climate. Geophysical data on...