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Thu, 2007-04-12 10:44Bill Miller
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Kerry, Gingrich at odds over global-warming strategy

Massachusetts Senator and former presidential candidate John Kerry and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich are advocating separate approaches to climate change, with Kerry calling for government regulation and Gingrich touting voluntary change fuelled by government incentives.

Thu, 2007-04-12 09:47Bill Miller
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Governator says global-warming fight must become “hip and sexy” to succeed

Rather than behaving like “prohibitionists at a fraternity party,” California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said its time to stop laying guilt trips about carbon emissions and focus instead on the benefits of clean air and a healthy planet.

Wed, 2007-04-11 13:03Kevin Grandia
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Breaking news: Exxon to dislose political donations, waffles on trade association pay-outs

A friend of DSBlog just sent this press release over:

ExxonMobil Agrees to Disclose Soft Money Political Contributions

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 (AScribe Newswire) – ExxonMobil Corp. will disclose for the first time political contributions it makes with corporate funds, known colloquially as soft money, according to As You Sow, a nonprofit group promoting corporate social responsibility.

Fri, 2007-03-30 10:56Bill Miller
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Gore says global-warming evidence as solid as gravity

The former U.S. vice-president told a Swedish audience: “If the crib is on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame retardant.” He was joined by EU Commissioner Margot Wallstrom, who said it’s important people understand there’s more to climate change than a few degrees difference in temperature.

Fri, 2007-03-30 10:14Bill Miller
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Running out of oil could worsen climate change, author says

While many think declining oil production would be good for the climate, a new book suggests a chilling scenario of environmental and economic catastrophe. Oil is the biggest single source of greenhouse gases, it argues, but coal and gas are bigger still, and the inevitable growth in their emissions would overwhelm any reduction from oil.

Thu, 2007-03-29 11:41Bill Miller
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UK carbon emissions rise; official calls for stronger action

Mainly due to a shift from gas to coal for electricity generation, UK’s greenhouse gas emissions rose by 1.25 per cent last year. Environment Secretary David Miliband said the move demonstrates the need for increased action on climate change.

Thu, 2007-03-29 11:12Bill Miller
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U.S. Senators eye spies for new phase in climate-change battle

Senators of both political parties have introduced legislation pushing for U.S. intelligence agencies to assess the danger to the nation's security posed by global warming.

Wed, 2007-03-28 10:45Bill Miller
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Large coastal cities in perilous path of climate-change juggernaut

A new study says the 643-million, or one-tenth of the world’s population, who live in low-lying coastal areas are at greater risk from rising sea levels and more intense storms due to global warming. The 10 countries with the largest number of people living in this vulnerable zone are China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Egypt, the United States, Thailand and the Philippines.

Tue, 2007-03-27 10:52Bill Miller
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Climate change and poverty go hand in hand, expert says

British economists have urged India to battle climate change, saying vulnerability to the phenomenon goes hand in hand with poverty . Dimitri Zenghelis, lead author of the Stern Review, which examined the costs and benefits of climate change moderation, said there is 90 per cent recognition of climate change in the developed world compared with only 50 per cent by developing countries.

Tue, 2007-03-27 09:53Bill Miller
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Global warming heats up in the Arctic

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates the Arctic holds some 25 per cent of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas, among other resources, and the melting of the Polar ice cap due to human-induced climate change is accelerating the stampede for riches. It's a catastrophic scenario for the Arctic ecosystem, for polar bears and other wildlife, and for Inuit populations whose ancient cultures depend on frozen waters.

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