May 21, 2013
While many Americans were tuned into news coverage of the massive damage from tornadoes ravaging the state of Oklahoma, Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to rail against his Republican colleagues for denying the theory of anthropogenic global warming.
Whitehouse spent 15 minutes chastising GOP senators and justified his remarks by alluding to states that seek federal assistance in the wake of [...]
In a speech introducing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday at the New York League of Conservation Voters, former Vice President Al Gore took President Barack Obama to task for his handling of the environment.
Gore also blamed global warming for Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of New Jersey and New York. (RELATED: Gore writes that Sandy was a ‘disturbing sign of things to come’)
“On a national level, to use a [...]
WASHINGTON — The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it’s now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple of degrees, which is an international goal.
The overwhelming majority of the increase was from China, the world’s biggest carbon dioxide polluter. Of the planet’s top 10 polluters, the United States and Germany were the only countries that reduced [...]
EU member states are expected to close a deal on the bloc’s proposed energy efficiency directive by the end of June amid worries over the consequences it could have over the price of electricity in Europe’s factories.
Factory owners are unnerved by EU’s the upcoming energy efficiency directive, which is set to be agreed at the end of the month.
One of the biggest changes that the bill could bring is an [...]
British Airways faces a bill of nearly €50m, the highest of any airline, when carriers around the world are brought into the European Union’s carbon emissions trading scheme next year, a new study estimates.
But BA and other large European carriers will face a relatively smaller burden than their rivals in the US and China, because they should get an average of 81 per cent [...]
by Rep. Dennis Kucinich
An image from the Great Depression
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today spoke on the House floor about the massive transfer of wealth from the American people to the hands of the few by virtue of wars, energy policies and monetary policies. He called upon Americans to witness Wall Street’s theft of Main Street, which has left millions of everyday Americans out of work [...]
A carbon price is expected to be announced this weekend (Reuters: Ilya Naymushin)
The Federal Government plans to announce how much polluters will pay for carbon this Sunday.
In a statement, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the Government’s Multi-Party Climate Change Committee has made considerable progress in recent weeks.
Ms Gillard says the committee will continue to meet this week, but she expects the final details will [...]
Concern over fracking is almost entirely misplaced. This process of injecting mostly water under high pressure to create fractures through which oil or gas can flow has been in use since the 1950s. Without this and other formation stimulation techniques, hydrocarbon production in the U.S. would likely be reduced by 90%. Southern and southwestern states have had adequate regulations in place to protect fresh water sources for many, many years. [...]