Is 2008 the Year Climate Change Becomes a Global Growth Industry?

In about 4 hours, the temperatures in the midwestern US dropped about 50 degrees. Further south, wildfires prompted a state of emergency in Texas. At the same time, China deployed 500,000 troops to rescue people from one of the worst winter storms on record, while a blizzard roared through parts of the Middle East, closing schools and blanketing parts of the Holy Land.

Cheap "Clean Coal" Myth Takes Hit From US Department of Energy

It seems that come hell or high water, the coal industry will do about anything to convince us that “clean coal” technology is an affordable energy solution.

They're even willing to burn hundreds of millions of US taxpayers dollars to convince us.

Today, the US Department of Energy announced it will pull out of a $1.8 billion “clean coal” demonstration project called FutureGen.

Self-abuse in the Daily Press

It's a mystery why mainstream newspapers continue to believe that printing passionately ill-informed self criticism (especially on the topic of global warming) is part of their responsibility to readers.

Take this First Person column from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for example. The thrust of the piece is basically this: “Man-caused global warming isn't scientific fact; it's an article of faith for the left - the stuff of belief.” And the author's stated purpose is to encourage “intelligent public debate between qualified people of opposing views.”

Should We Still Trust John McCain on Global Warming?

In environmental circles, there's definitely some discomfort with leading GOP contender John McCain on the subject of global warming.

Granted, we all know McCain has a strong history on the issue.

He was co-sponsor of the 2003 McCain-Lieberman legislation, a failed attempt to achieve a cap on U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. And there's no doubt that McCain is much more serious about taking mandatory action than other Republican hopefuls, like Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney–who has been bashing the Arizona senator repeatedly for being too strong on the climate issue.

Competition Heating Up For Canadian Blog Awards

A huge thanks to everyone who's voted for us so far in Canadian Blog Awards.

Voting is really ramping up and competition is really getting fierce, so if you haven't had a chance to vote please do so right away.

And to all of our international fans who would like to vote, your votes count just the same.

It's up to you, of course, who you think is deserving of your vote, but if you would like to vote for us (please), here are the categories:

Best Group Blog

Best Blogosphere Citizen

Cast your vote right away, voting closes on January 30th, and please send this along to your friends and family.

Thanks again!!

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