Busting the polar bear myth

Joseph Romm has a great article today on the grim prediction that polar bears will be extinct by 2030.

The myth is that polar populations are increasing. While we wish this was true, it is anything but as Romm explains. 

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A fresh voice sounds alarm over escalating threat of global warming

The Turkish Armed Forces says global warming will likely herald regional upheaval and wars in the near future.

With approximately five billion people facing clean-water shortages by 2025, Turkey could become a target – for Israel, Syria and Iraq, in particular – because of its plentiful clean water resources.

 

UK Tory group plugs tax rebate for cutting energy use

A Conservative policy committee has proposed broad domestic tax rebates for those who improve energy efficiency on homes they purchase. The group also called for caps on the energy use of major appliances and a ban on goods that exceed restrictions. Britain’s ruling Labour Party, not surprisingly, has questioned the Tories’ calculations.

Frank Maisano a DeSmogger?

If someone had told me that one day I would have my picture taken with Frank Maisano in a DeSmogBlog t-shirt I would have thought they were either immensely funny or immensely delusional. Well, here's Frank and I at the Society of Environmental Journalist's Conference in matching DeSmogBlog t-shirts.

Maybe pigs do fly. It actually turns out that Maisano has a pretty darn good sense of humor.

For those of you unfamiliar with Maisano, he used to work for the Global Climate Coalition, one of the most aggressive industry-funded climate science attack groups the world ever saw.

In fact here's a 2006 article by environment writer Jim Motavalli (who also got a DSBlog shirt) about Maisano titled, Thank You for Emitting.

I think somoneshould send this to Marc Morano. (Marc_Morano@EPW.Senate.Gov)

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