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Fatal Attraction Climate Bill Appears to Finally Sink into the Bathtub

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 10:36 AM

Woke to the news, three grim faced men, Senators, said they weren't going to be able to help on global warming. The only Republican supporter of the not yet announced but widely described bill, Lindsey Graham, had a new demand. Not only did he insist that the bill subsidize the...

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Climate Negotiations Update

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 9:01 PM

I have been carefully watching the news from the international climate meeting in Copenhagen and I have seen little that gives me hope. Nevertheless a friend forwarded me the following email message and I think it tells the whole truth honestly and sincerely. He asks us to call the White...

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Stolen Global Warming Emails Show Scientists Snarky Side

(4) Comments | Posted December 2, 2009 | 6:54 PM

A batch of emails were stolen and climate skeptics claim that they cast doubt on the evidence for human induced global warming. The fossil fuel industry's paid skeptics are all over this. Upon closer inspection the emails don't undermine the science of the recorded temperature rises but they do...

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Climate Train Wreck

(11) Comments | Posted December 1, 2009 | 7:21 PM

At some point along the way, the solutions to climate change got away from us. The fossil fuel industry, like an evil mastermind in a James Bond film (but without James Bond to stop him), successfully co-opted the earnest attempts by activists, government officials and scientists around the world to...

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Obama Punts on Copenhagen and Eisenhower Calls off Invasion at Normandy

(5) Comments | Posted November 22, 2009 | 11:53 AM

Bill McKibben pulls it all together today in his Washington Post essay explaining what's at stake if President Obama sticks to his decision to let the coming climate meeting in Cophenhagen fail.

Try to re-imagine World War II in this context. Just before the invasion of Normandy, General Eisenhower...

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Fossil Fuel Companies Block Climate Treaty

(9) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 9:34 PM

The announcement by President Obama that the US would not seek a comprehensive climate deal at an upcoming global meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark next month is a gut punch to anyone who cares about the fate of the planet. A reading this past weekend of the elite press on this...

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Greenpeace to Add Obama to Mount Rushmore?

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2009 | 3:01 PM

This is Greenpeace's message to President Obama today, while he meets at the G-8 summit, showing him the kind of historical moment he has in his hand, if only he will lead on global warming: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

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Geithner Bails Out Wall Street, Ignores Main Street

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2009 | 11:47 AM

Last Laugh of the Financial Elites

Wall Street boomed yesterday, apparently driven by institutional investors who have been given the deal of their lifetimes by Treasury Secretary Geithner. Big investors will be able to buy toxic assets, created by the banks and AIG, with a 93% subsidy from the same...

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Corporate CEOs Look Like Hypocrites: Promise to Solve Global Warming, Give Money to Deniers

(34) Comments | Posted March 20, 2009 | 10:32 AM

Some of the biggest polluters in the country sent a promising signal a few months back when they came together as the US Climate Action Partnership with a unified proposal to solve climate change. While it was weaker than scientists say it needs to be, and loose on just how...

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Joe Lieberman to Turn Climate Policy into Corporate Boondoggle

(17) Comments | Posted March 16, 2009 | 7:36 PM

This is the story of how a plan to save the climate and jump start the economy will become a massive corporate welfare program if Congressional Democrats oppose their president and align with the likes of Joe Lieberman and the big business lobby.

We know that to avoid catastrophic...

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The Inevitable Solution to Climate Change

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2009 | 5:13 PM

The challenges facing President Obama at the beginning of his term have been compared with challenges President Lincoln faced at the outset of the Civil War. Both were confronted with a nation divided between the desire to continue the ways of the past and the inevitable realities of the modern...

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