Sat, 2006-09-09 11:02Ross Gelbspan
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A Dutch Treat for the Global Climate

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands fell by around 2 percent in 2005 from a year earlier and were at approximately the same level they were in 1990.  “It's a good thing, but they (the Dutch) still have a way to go in order to meet their targets under Kyoto,” said Joris Thijssen of Greenpeace, referring to the international treaty under which the Netherlands agreed to reduce its emissions to 5 percent below 1990 levels by 2010.
Fri, 2006-09-08 15:58Richard Littlemore
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News Flash: Jim Inhofe Might be Right About Something

The entertaining blog Jim Inhot Water tees off on the hapless Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, on this occasion for his hostility to alternative fuels, and especially corn-based ethanol. But, coincidentally, the equally entertaining Bob Park also attacks ethanol again in this instalment of his weekly e-newsletter.
Park, for those unfamiliar, is a true scientific skeptic, with a wary eye for a fraud and a sharp wit. We highly recommend signing up for his listservice.
Fri, 2006-09-08 15:39Richard Littlemore
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Who's Saving the Electric Car?

Fri, 2006-09-08 11:37Kevin Grandia
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Friday video pick

This a funny, albeit over-the-top, commercial produced by Greenpeace. Love the guy pushing up his glasses and flipping the bird.


Fri, 2006-09-08 10:54Kevin Grandia
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Labour Party calls for climate change strippergate inquiry

And on the lighter side of the climate change issue, the Australian opposition Labour Party are now calling for an immediate inquiry into a government sponsored climate change conference that included strippers as entertainment.


In an interview with ABC Radio, Opposition environment spokesman Anthony Albanese says:

“I think we do need to know the circumstances of how it occurred, in terms of whether someone in the department made a decision, who was overseeing the conference, I think it does need an explanation.”

The scheduled 45-minute Burlesque Show, which included a “popping balloon act,” ran as the after-dinner entertainment, but after 10 minutes or so, the show abruptly ended as climate scientists started leaving.

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