Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman has endorsed the recent IPCC report
, reversing the White House stance on the existence of global warming. Bodman claims that the Bush administration has always accepted scientific studies
pointing to man-made climate change, even as Henry Waxman, House oversight committee chair, has been holding hearings on the White House's misleading the public on global warming
for the last six years; hearing documents
. Bodman also rejects caps on CO2 emissions
, claiming that the US is "a small contributor when you look at the rest of the world," when in fact it's the largest contributor worldwide
(and has an even greater share of cumulative
CO2 emissions). Previously: IPCC
The return of astronauts to the moon by 2020? Yeah!
Hurricane predictions, long-term monitoring of weather
Bush administration tries to silence NASA's chief climate expert
James Hansen from granting interviews about global warming. Meanwhile, a new study by Australian researchers confirms that global sea levels are rising
, and may make island nations like Tuvalu
and the Maldives
uninhabitable by the end of the century. [via RawStory]
Bush Threatens U.N. Over Clinton Climate Speech
Bush-administration officials privately threatened organizers of the U.N. Climate Change Conference, telling them that any chance there might’ve been for the United States to sign on to the Kyoto global-warming protocol would be scuttled if they allowed Bill Clinton to speak at the gathering today in Montreal,
"Global warming is now a weapon of mass destruction.
It kills more people than terrorism, yet Blair and Bush do nothing." So writes Sir John Houghton, former chief executive of the Meteorological Office
and co-chair of the scientific assessment working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Bush Announces Clear Skies & Global Climate Change Initiatives.
An olive branch to Venice
, Bangla Desh
, and other low lying countries?
A Commander-in-Chief tanks up
, throws the rudder hard over for a Willamson turn
, and attempts to get all those folks left of Atilla the Hun
back on the boat? We'll let him speak for himself.
(BTW, if you're concerned about the "axis of evil", check out your tax $ at work today at the State Dept.
Tiny, but remarkable Pro-Bush/global-warming-as-myth protest in Bonn as reported by The Times. 40 deluded rich american kids against the world. Literally. And, no it's not a new reality TV series... although...
I can see it now.... "Protester"(tm)
Green Flash bashes Bush
Greenpeace is launching a contest to highlight the absurdity of the Bush positions on climate change and/or missile defence using Macromedia Flash. The contest, open to everyone and having no prize other than a link, runs through July 6th and should be almost as much fun as the 5k
Bush to unveil global warming plan.
Because our world isn't warm enough.
Bush Tries to Change Advisor's Mind
on pollution policy. That does not work. President Bush does what he wants. EPA leaks Witman's Private Memo
Most of the world rejects
the USAmerican attempt to end-around-run the Kyoto protocols. Surely we'll get our way (I use the pronouns reluctantly in this case). Who can stop us? Besides, who cares? Not President-elect (de facto) Bush. Add the guiltless bloodshed in Israel/Palestine to this and my last post and it's hard to be thankful at the global level.