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Al Gore

And the Oscar Goes to ... Al Gore

“An Inconvenient Truth” took home two Academy Awards on Sunday, one for best documentary and the other for Melissa Etheridge’s “I Need to Wake Up” (best song). In case you missed it, here’s a video summary of Al Gore’s night at the Oscars.

Posted on Feb 25, 2007 READ MORE


power lines
pbs.org

Who Are You Calling a Gas Guzzler?

Although California has a reputation for smog-choked freeways and self-indulgent excess, the Golden State consumes less energy per capita than any other state in the union. What’s the secret? A combination of tough regulation and high prices.

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert

Colbert Cools to Global Warming

Stephen Colbert stands firm when a climate change expert admonishes him for running five dishwashers and a 12-cylinder car.

Posted on Feb 15, 2007 READ MORE


traffic
news.bbc.co.uk

Global Climate Pact Wins Approval

A British-led group of legislators from around the world has agreed to a nonbinding declaration meant to lay the groundwork for a Kyoto Protocol replacement. While the statement will have no enforceability, organizers hope the agreement will spur momentum after U.N. talks stalled in November.

Posted on Feb 15, 2007 READ MORE


George W. Bush
AP / Charles Dharapak

The Said and the Unsaid

The most instructive way to interpret Bush’s State of the Union speech is to focus on what he didn’t say.

Posted on Feb 12, 2007 READ MORE


Gore Allies Hold Powwow

A group of Al Gore’s campaign veterans and supporters met in Boston on Thursday to brainstorm a potential 2008 bid for the presidency. The former vice president denied any involvement and still insists he’s not running for anything, but his strong policy stances, unrivaled experience, name recognition and fundraising ability have supporters around the country hoping he’ll change his mind.

Posted on Feb 8, 2007 READ MORE


Political Climate Change Needed

Unfortunately, framing the global-warming issue in catastrophic terms tends to paralyze us, not mobilize us.

Posted on Feb 7, 2007 READ MORE


Colbert on global warming

Colbert Cools on Global Warming

Stephen Colbert on climate change: As long as it’s only 99.9 percent of scientists saying that greenhouse gases are responsible for global warming, then all the science isn’t in.

Posted on Feb 6, 2007 READ MORE


Dr. Susan Solomon
AP / Jacques Brinon

Truthdigger of the Week: Dr. Susan Solomon

Truthdig tips its hat this week to the U.S. government scientist who braved certain backlash from the Bush White House for pushing through the most authoritative report yet on the dangers of global warming. 

Posted on Feb 2, 2007 READ MORE


Bad News From Global Warming Experts

The most authoritative climate change panel, with 2,500 scientists from 130 countries, is expected to project the biggest change in average temperatures in thousands of years. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change believes that even if governments manage to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions, oceans will continue to rise for at least 1,000 years.

Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


Al Gore
From draftgore.com

Al Gore for President?

After years of speculation about whether Al Gore will seek the presidency in 2008, a number of self-described grass-roots Democrats have given up waiting and launched a campaign to pressure the former vice president into running.

Posted on Jan 23, 2007 READ MORE


Pelosi Wants Energy Independence Laws by July 4th

A day before the House voted to end subsidies to the oil industry, Nancy Pelosi announced the formation of a committee on energy independence and global warming. The speaker set a deadline of July 4th for “a package of legislation to truly declare our energy independence.”

Posted on Jan 18, 2007 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT
chasingmidnight.com

Doomsday Clock Nears Midnight

On Wednesday the “doomsday clock” ticked two minutes closer to midnight as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists assessed threats from nuclear proliferation and global warming. Meant to signify humanity’s proximity to a major global catastrophe, the clock is currently set to 11:55 p.m.

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 READ MORE


Toyota Prius
autointell.de

Save Money and the Planet at the Same Time

The higher cost of hybrid cars is worth it in the long run, according to a comprehensive new study. When considering not just fuel economy but insurance, maintenance, depreciation and other factors, a Toyota Prius owner can expect to save $13,408 over five years, compared with a non-hybrid in the same class.

Posted on Jan 8, 2007 READ MORE


Simpsons

‘Inconvenient’ Simpsons

As usual, “The Simpsons” cuts to the quick of the global warming “debate.”

Posted on Jan 8, 2007 READ MORE


Exxon Allegedly Paid for Climate Misinformation Drive

Following in the footsteps of big tobacco, ExxonMobil paid 43 ideological groups $16 million to attack the science behind global warming, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. The real scandal isn’t that Exxon paid such groups to pimp its version of “reality,” but that the media felt obligated to take an “on the other hand” approach in reporting those fringe assertions about climate change.

Posted on Jan 7, 2007 READ MORE


New Year Ball
timessquarenyc.org

A Grim Outlook for 2007

A majority of Americans believe 2007 will bring a terrorist attack on the U.S., a major natural disaster and an increase in global warming, according to a new AP poll. Less than a third believe the U.S. will withdraw from Iraq, while 25 percent expect the second coming of Jesus.

Posted on Dec 31, 2006 READ MORE


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Posted on Dec 27, 2006 READ MORE


Polar bear
firstpeople.us

Polar Bears Threatened

The Department of the Interior will recommend adding polar bears to the endangered species list, a rare acknowledgment by the Bush administration of the impact of global warming. The world’s largest bears depend on ever-shrinking Arctic sea ice for their survival.

Posted on Dec 27, 2006 READ MORE


Golden Gate
mikelevin.com

Golden State’s Green Law

California’s Global Warming Solutions Act requires the state to cut emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Industrialists and environmentalists alike are watching intently as the world’s seventh-largest economy prepares to meet that goal—assuming the landmark law survives numerous court challenges.

Posted on Dec 25, 2006 READ MORE


Froma Harrop: Will Americans Sacrifice for Posterity?

Staving off global warming will depend on our willingness to take the long view and adopt the radically earth-friendly policies that are needed.

Posted on Dec 18, 2006 READ MORE


ice shrinks
news.bbc.co.uk

Global Warming Slams Arctic

Last month Arctic sea ice shrunk by an area the size of Alaska when compared to historical averages, according to a new study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. By 2040, summer ice could disappear altogether.

Posted on Dec 12, 2006 READ MORE


Colbert

Colbert on Christian Conservative Hypocrisy

Stephen Colbert mocks the Christian Coalition’s rejection of Joel Hunter (last week’s Truthdigger of the Week) as its president. Hunter wanted to expand the group’s agenda to address the AIDS epidemic and poverty—issues the Christian conservatives thought would cause people to confuse them with liberals, or perhaps Jesus. Watch it

Posted on Dec 6, 2006 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT
northlandchurch.net

Truthdigger of the Week: The Rev. Joel Hunter

This week Truthdig salutes the Rev. Joel Hunter, who recently resigned as president of the Christian Coalition because the group was unwilling to accept his agenda on global warming, poverty and AIDS.  While we don’t endorse Hunter’s stand on choice and gay marriage, we admire the consistency of his pro-life position.  As the pastor himself says, “unless we are caring as much for the vulnerable outside the womb as inside the womb, we’re not carrying out the full message of Jesus.”

Posted on Dec 2, 2006 READ MORE


Scalia to the Environment: Drop Dead!

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia pretty much summed it up during a high court session Wednesday when he said, “I don’t want to have to deal with global warming, to tell you the truth.”
Yep, that sounds like the truth to us.

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 READ MORE


High Court to Hear Global Warming Case

From the AP: “The Supreme Court hears arguments this week in a case that could determine whether the Bush administration must change course in how it deals with the threat of global warming.”

Posted on Nov 27, 2006 READ MORE


The Globe Continues to Warm

Scientists have noted alarming trends in the arctic that continue to indicate a rise in global temperature, which could ultimately lead to catastrophe: “There have been regional warming periods before. Now we’re seeing arctic-wide changes.”

Posted on Nov 16, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Determined to Pollute

America restated its opposition to limiting greenhouse gas emissions during a conference of more than 100 countries searching for a global solution to climate change.  According to the U.S. negotiator: “I certainly got no indication [from the Bush administration] that there’s any change in our position, nor is there likely to be during this presidency….”

Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


global warming
noaanews.noaa.gov

The Economics of Global Warming

A new report warns that climate change left unchecked would cause the global economy to lose 20% of its value, while acting to address the problem would only cost 1% of global GDP.  Sir Nicholas Stern’s report is the first major attempt to address the economics, as opposed to the science, of global warming.

Posted on Oct 29, 2006 READ MORE


Has ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Reached ‘Tipping Point’ Status?

It looks as though “inconvenient truth” is set to join “perfect storm” and “tipping point” in the ranks of superstar catch-phrases. The latest iteration: George Lakoff’s column on the Huffington Post, “Occupation: The Inconvenient Truth About Iraq.”
Are there other instances? Send ‘em in via the comments box….

Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


Living with global warming
From U.S. News & World Report

Global Warming? Better Figure Out How to Live With It

Many climate scientists now see global warming as inevitable (to a certain extent), and are now focusing on the controversial idea of figuring out how to live with it. U.S. News & World Report serves up the surprising details.

  • Also, check out U.S. News’ Q & A with Al Gore, and U.S. News’ story on the insurance industry cashing in on the global warming problem.

    Posted on May 31, 2006 READ MORE



  • Courtesy Paramount Classics

    Lawrence Bender: The Truthdig Interview

    Bender, the producer of every Quentin Tarantino movie, describes how he produced the Al Gore global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Check out:

  • Why he thought a guy nicknamed “The Robot” would a compelling documentary subject
  • His take on Gore’s inability to capitalize on global warming when he was in office
  • Bender’s recognition that climate change barely registers on most voters’ minds

  • Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore at a DNC fundraiser
    AP / John Marshall Mantel

    Gore Revs Up Global Warming Campaign

    The former vice president is going high profile with his climate-change film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Speculation is rife that he is using the issue as a stalking horse for the White House in 2008.
    Check out an early review of the movie.

    Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Greenpeace Founder Does Nuclear U-Turn

    The man who helped found the environmental aid organization argues that nuclear power—once his sworn enemy—is now the planet’s only hope for slowing global warming.

    Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Bear Ice Cap
    From polarice.com

    Climate Researchers Feeling Heat From White House

    Bush & Co. have apparently been muzzling climate scientists from speaking forthrightly to the public about global warming. Shocker, right?
    Perhaps they thought last week’s head fake on giving more free rein to NASA scientists would throw reporters off the scent….

    Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Global Warming: What, Me Worry?

    “On the premise that spring is too beautiful for a depressing topic like Iraq, I thought I’d take up a fun subject—global warming.”

    Posted on Apr 3, 2006 READ MORE


    George Will
    From crooksandliars.com

    Global Warming and Its Discontents

    As George Will tries to refute the mountains of evidence pertaining to the threat of global warming, New Yorker reporter Elizabeth Kolbert discusses her new book on the subject.

    Posted on Mar 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Kucinich on the State of the Union

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) blasts the president’s speech in an exclusive Truthdig podcast. | podcast

    Listen: icon: Audio Dennis Kucinich (4.6 MB)

    Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE


    Quiet American Flag
    Illustration by Karen Spector

    Lying About the State of the Union

    As our government renames a civil liberties-trampling spying program and suppresses the results of its own studies, Americans are being left in an information vacuum regarding the true state of our union.

    Posted on Jan 31, 2006 READ MORE



    From the BBC

    Experts Warn of Global Warming ‘Tipping Point’

    As we near a possible point of no return, even Tony Blair says climate change is advancing at an “unsustainable” rate.
    Predictably, Bush’s expert says the issue needs further study.
    Earlier: NASA’s top climate expert said the Bush administration tried to silence him.

    Posted on Jan 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Six former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency accused the Bush administration Wednesday, Jan. 18, of neglecting global warming and other environmental problems. Stephen Johnson, the current EPA leader, with microphone, defended the president.
    Eric Vance / AP

    Six Ex-EPA Chiefs Slam Bush on Global Warming

    The comments come at an EPA-sponsored symposium. It’s unclear whether the current EPA head managed to suppress a snicker while calling Bush “committed” to cleaning up the environment. | story

    Posted on Jan 18, 2006 READ MORE


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