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July 27, 2012 Why It's Time to Tax Carbon PollutionSource: 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 - editorialSource: 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 McKibbenSource: NY Times
Bill McKibben is an environmental activist, professor, author and the founder of 350.org, an international organization fighting climate change. In his latest best-selling book, “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet,” he...
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 environmentSource: 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 AllSource: 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 workSource: 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...
June 28, 2012 Will President Obama's Re-election Doom Fracking?Source: Investor.com
Energy: The top White House energy aide says new regulations gripping the technology responsible for unlocking America's vast oil and gas reserves will be ready by year's end. Team Obama's war on fossil fuels continues.
Source: Washington Post
Here’s a green trend that more people should know about: Since 2007, the United States has managed to curtail its global-warming pollution by quite a bit — energy-related carbon emissions have fallen roughly 6 percent over the...
June 26, 2012 Beyond Rio: Pursuing ‘Ecological Citizenship’Source: NY Times
I’m posting a few final reflections related to the “Rio+20” United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which marked the 20th anniversary of the first “Earth Summit” and concluded ingloriously in Rio de Janeiro on...
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