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July 9, 2013 Op-ed: President's war on carbon misguided
Fayetteville Observer - Bill Wadford is a member of the Observer's Community Advisory Board, which meets regularly with the editorial board to discuss local issues and contributes op-ed columns. He is a health care administrator...
There's no question that greater urgency is needed in addressing climate change, given long lag times and rising indicators of trouble. Most experts already see adverse impacts from man-made global warming in the rising oceans...
The Guardian - Efforts to cut emissions are not happening quickly enough, and a looming "policy gap" will lead to a shortfall in the investment and infrastructure ... the world works to forge a new global climate pact by 2015....
Source: Huff Post
International aviation is on course for a rough landing in our warming world. Air travel is growing rapidly -- and so are aviation emissions, which are already responsible for 5 percent of the warming effect of global greenhouse...
April 12, 2013 The Carbon Tax Is OverratedSource: Bloomberg
It's easy to see why. The theoretical argument is convincing. Negative externalities -- social costs created, but not considered, in private transactions -- ought to be "internalized" through taxes on the activities in question....
April 4, 2013 Has global warming stopped' Temps steady for a decade
examiner.com - This is important because the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) warned that rising greenhouse gas emissions would lead to rising temps, which would lead to environmental disasters. In...
Source: NY Times
It’s time for that national “listening tour” on energy and climate, President Obama. Some evidence comes in a new survey from the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University.
March 31, 2013 Gas plan could bring breath of fresher air
Des Moines Register - Both incidents appear to have occurred near a liquor store at 1401 Buchanan Ave., where a driver of a party bus dropped off a rowdy group following a fight on board, according to police reports.- 11:27 am >...
March 18, 2013 It’s Lose-Lose vs. Win-Win-Win-Win-WinSource: NY Times
ONE of my favorite quotes about the state of U.S. politics was offered a couple years ago by Gerald Seib, a Wall Street Journal columnist, when he observed that “America and its political leaders, after two decades of failing to...
March 14, 2013 The Facts on FrackingSource: Op Ed NY Times
OPPOSITION to fracking has been considerable, if not unanimous, in the global green community, and in Europe in particular. France and Bulgaria, countries with the largest shale-gas reserves in Europe, have already banned...
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