Sun, 2007-01-07 20:52Kevin Grandia
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Democrats may form Special Global Warming Committee

From ThinkProgress: This morning on ABC’s This Week, George Stephanopoulos reported that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “is considering setting up a special committee in the House to deal with climate change and global warming.” Also on ABC, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) called climate change “the most serious environmental problem” we face, and said “we’ve got to get action on it” and “not wait until everybody around the world is going to do it.”

Hopefully this means action and not stall-by-committee
Sun, 2007-01-07 10:17Ross Gelbspan
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Are We Losing Our Winters -- Or Just Losing Our Minds?

Never has good weather felt so bad. Never have flowers inspired so much fear. Never has the warm caress of a sunbeam seemed so ominous. The weather is sublime, it's glorious, it's the end of the world.
Sun, 2007-01-07 08:13Richard Littlemore
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Union of Concerned Scientists Slams Exxon-Tobacco Link

The tactical link between ExxonMobil's funded denial of climate change and the tobacco industry's organized denial of the health risks of its product have been documented in these pages before.

But this new paper (pdf.) by the Union of Concerned Scientist brings such discipline and rigor to this argument that its conclusions are undeniable: Exxon is spending a fortune to prop up a convenient lie; and it's using the same tactics and many of the same people that the tobacco industry used.

This paper should be required reading for every policy maker.

Update: here's what Exxon has to say.

Update: here's what the CEI has to say.

Thu, 2007-01-04 13:36Ross Gelbspan
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This Climate is For the Birds -- NOT!

The world-famous Bharatpur bird sanctuary in western India is facing a shortage of birds because of severe water scarcity, officials say. Migratory birds visiting the area in Rajasthan state are down to only about 100 compared to some 10,000 last year. With so little water, many migratory birds are not nesting and are flying back to their areas of origin.
Thu, 2007-01-04 10:12Ross Gelbspan
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Is 2007 Bringing Us A "Do-Something" Congress?

House Democrats are crafting an energy package that would roll back billions of dollars worth of oil drilling incentives, raise billions more by boosting federal royalties paid by oil and gas companies for offshore production, and plow the money into new tax breaks for renewable energy sources.

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