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August 14, 2012 Shale Gas to the Climate Rescue

Source: NY Times

The battle against runaway climate change is being lost. The green movement and the energy industry — while engaged in a furious debate on issues from nuclear power to oil sands — are missing the bigger picture.

August 10, 2012 Carbon tax best approach to curbing global warming


Just when record heat and punishing storms are shriveling climate-change denial like ears of corn in a Dust Bowl-style drought, along comes news of a United Nations fiasco that was supposed to reduce heat-trapping emissions but...

August 8, 2012 lobal Warming Was Predicted Years Ago - Editorial

Source: The Norman Transcript

In most of the United States, temperatures are above the long-term averages, and precipitation is below long-term averages. Is this a result of human-caused climate change? Yes.

July 27, 2012 Why It's Time to Tax Carbon Pollution

Source: Huff Post

Serious -- and less serious, but surprising -- conservatives and Republicans are beginning to suggest that a tax on carbon might be on the table next year as part of comprehensive tax reform. Carbon taxes fit conservative tax...

July 18, 2012 Not so fast on blaming global warming - editorial

Source: Washington Post

CAN YOU BLAME the scorching weather on climate change? Not really. Or at least not yet. In a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report released last week, researchers attempted to determine how much they could...

July 18, 2012 Sustainability Q & A: Bill McKibben

Source: NY Times

Bill McKibben is an environmental activist, professor, author and the founder of, an international organization fighting climate change. In his latest best-selling book, “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet,” he...

July 17, 2012 Smoking Causes Cancer; Carbon Pollution Causes Extreme Weather

Source: Huff Post

Smoking causes cancer. Carbon pollution causes extreme weather. It really doesn’t have to be more complicated than that. We dump billions of tons of carbon pollution into the atmosphere each year. As a result, the concentration...

July 9, 2012 Global warming: It's GOOD for the environment

Source: Tim Worstall, The Register

Climate change, this global warming thing, it's going to mean that the tropical forests frazzle up and then we all die, right? It will mena the death of the "lungs of the planet" – such as the miles upon miles of Amazon jungle –...

July 5, 2012 The Most Sensible Tax of All

Source: NY Times

ON Sunday, the best climate policy in the world got even better: British Columbia’s carbon tax — a tax on the carbon content of all fossil fuels burned in the province — increased from $25 to $30 per metric ton of carbon dioxide,...

June 29, 2012 Carbon taxes: They just don't work

Source: The Vancouver Son

Earlier this week, we learned that the Pembina Institute joined forces with Mark Jaccard at Simon Fraser University to present yet another faulty carbon tax advocacy piece, promoting it as “research.” The deficiencies in the...

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