Archive - Jul 2008

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July 10th

G8 '08: Not enough

10
Jul
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This is our first post by David Murray, another of our awesome summer interns. -- Luis

Wednesday, the leaders of the world's most powerful nations met in Toyako, Japan for the 2008 G8 Summit. This was an opportunity for the world’s major polluters to commit to major cuts in carbon emissions over the next few years. Unfortunately, they failed to seize the opportunity.

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Climate news roundup - 7/10/08

10
Jul

Perhaps the biggest climate news this week comes from Japan, where the leaders of the G8 agreed to cut carbon emissions by levels well below what the latest science demands:

President Bush and leaders of the world’s richest nations pledged Tuesday to “move toward a low-carbon society” by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050, the latest step in a long evolution by a president who for years played down the threat of global warming.
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Carbon capture & storage: Putting the cart before the horse

10
Jul
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NOTE: There’s a Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee hearing today about the CCS bill. Click here for more info.

On June 12th, Rick Boucher (D-VA), who chairs the House Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee, introduced the Carbon Capture and Storage Early Deployment Act (H.R. 6258). Touted as the fruit of bipartisan effort, the legislation proposes to establish a non-governmental fund and entity to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.

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July 8th

Video: Gillian Caldwell on climate change and the G8 Summit

8
Jul
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Our Campaign Director Gillian Caldwell appeared on Al Jazeera English last night to discuss the prospects for a climate change agreement at the G8 Summit. Click here to watch Gillian thoroughly deconstruct the "arguments" presented by global warming skeptic Diane Katz of the conservative Fraser Institute in Canada. I've also embedded it below for your immediate viewing pleasure.

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July 6th

Bush administration treats global warming study like spam

6
Jul
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Did you know that, by increasing fuel efficiency standards four percent a year, we would gain a net benefit to society of $1.4 – 2 trillion dollars by 2040? If you didn’t, we don’t blame you, because the White House is working to suppress a study conducted by the EPA highlighting the imminent threat of global warming and America’s capabilities to respond to the climate crisis. The method of suppression? Treating the EPA report like spam.

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July 4th

Why does global warming hate America?

4
Jul
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Reason #1,776 to tackle climate change: It could forever ruin your 4th of July celebrations. In some places, it already is (h/t to Climate Progress):

Dozens of communities in drought-stricken areas are scrapping public fireworks displays and cracking down on backyard pyrotechnics to reduce the risk of fires.
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July 3rd

Climate news roundup - 7/3/08

3
Jul

This is our first post of a new regular feature: The weekly Climate News Roundup.

This 4th of July week brought us some positive news on the climate front. In perhaps the best news of the week, a Georgia state judge handed the fossil fuel industry a big lump of coal well before Christmas:

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Climate blogosphere round - 7/3/08

3
Jul

In case you haven't been following what's been happening in the climate blogosphere lately, here are some of the hottest environmental stories from the last couple of weeks:

For the last few weeks DOT Earth, Andrew Revkin's blog, has been overflowing with comments concerning Dr. James Hansen's call for the chief executive officers of fossil fuel corporations to be put on trial for "crimes against humanity and nature."

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Harry Reid: "Coal makes us sick"

3
Jul
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Harry Reid's comments on fossil fuels have gone around the Earth via YouTube (more than 393,000 views and counting) more times than Superman trying to turn back time -- but in the highly unlikely case that you missed them:
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July 2nd

Betsy & Gillian make a splash at CultureWorks

2
Jul

More than a month after the fact, people around the Web are still talking about the lovely climate change murals you created during Mother's Day weekend.

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