Vancouver city council’s unanimous decision to commit to running on 100 per cent renewable energy...
At least to my mind, last week was extremely significant. Last week, George W. Bush for the first time believably acknowledged that human beings are the principal cause of global warming.
Now, I know, I know: There are a few instances from the past where if you listen really, really closely, Bush sorta kinda said as much. But then he would come out and say something else different and contradictory–or Dick Cheney would.
Or Bush would get revealed to have gotten his science advice from Michael Crichton.
Anyways, something would always happen to make you slide the administration right back into the “skeptic”/denialist camp again.
Chevron's new advertising campaign represents the oil giant's latest attempt to stake out a spot in the debate over future energy supplies.
Although it touches on a topic the oil industry once hated to discuss, the ads never use the terms global warming or climate change.
Here's a review out this weekend in Canada's Globe and Mail on Bjorn Lomborg's new book, Cool it.
I remember wondering, after I interviewed Lomborg, whether he was intellectually dishonest or just not very bright. Cool It has convinced me that it doesn't matter. Lomborg has now proved beyond a doubt that he is incapable of contributing anything of merit to scientific discourse.”
An organization of Canadian chief executives says climate change is the “most pressing and daunting” issue the world faces today and business must do its share to fight the problem. The cost will be great, they say, and government intervention will be needed.