Tue, 2007-07-31 23:45Emily Murgatroyd
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Stronger Evidence Supports Human-Caused Global Warming

Though some criticism surrounds the accuracy of climate models, physicist Pablo F. Verdes of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences has found a way to overcome the subjective flaws that they are sometimes said to contain.

By applying statistical analysis techniques to data gathered from the past 150 years, he has been able to create a more objective snapshot of global climate during that time period.


Tue, 2007-07-31 21:34Kevin Grandia
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So why the stealth release of the US Climate Action Report?

It's no wonder the State Department avoided any press attention over the latest US Climate Action Report released on Friday. (see this previous post for details).

You can find the whole report here - I've taken the liberty of highlighting some of the more interesting quotes that I'm sure the White House would love to sweep under the rug…

Tue, 2007-07-31 17:35Kevin Grandia
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Bush admin stealthily releases US Climate Action Report

In the news industry everyone knows that the bad news always comes out on a Friday afternoon. Why? Because everyone also knows that most media has filed early and gone home for the day.

Seems the Bush administration pulled this little PR trick just last week with the release of its 19-month overdue US Climate Action Report. 

Tue, 2007-07-31 16:33Kevin Grandia
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In the DeSmogosphere archive, July 30, 2007

Tue, 2007-07-31 13:54Kevin Grandia
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... and speaking of Republican sneak attacks

Seems that the first big controversy has already erupted over Governor Schwarzenegger's new Global Warming Solutions Act.

Republicans in the State of California are holding the State's budget hostage after slipping in a line item that would limit enforcement of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) over the next five years.

The detainee in this case is a clause in the California Environmental Quality Act, that allows the State to sue cities and counties for failing to adequately take into account greenhouse gas emissions when planning for new development.

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