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Cheney’s investment guy attacks Cheney’s energy policy

Here’s an amusing story about an attack on the Bush administration’s energy policies from … Dick Cheney’s investment manager: "What were we thinking?’ [Jeremy] Grantham demands in a four-page assault on U.S. energy policy mailed last week to all his …

Roadless wrangling redux

A road runs through this issue

The Feb. 8 Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that a judge has again chastised the Bush administration for violating federal law when it overturned the Clinton-era Roadless Rule. And she has issued an order protecting 52 million acres of …

IPCC: Mercury and sea levels rising

And what should that tell us?

The IPCC's official total temperature increase since 1850 has gone from .6° Celsius to .76° C (or about 1.4° Fahrenheit). The Fourth Assessment also explains that, "For the next two decades a warming of about 0.2° C per decade is …

Amen, Speaker!

Tell it like it is, Nancy

In her continuing effort to focus attention on global warming, Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the unusual step of appearing as a witness at the House Committee on Science and Technology's hearing on The State of Climate Change. You can read …

Book review: George Monbiot's Heat

It’s good

Originally (paid link) published in Z Magazine, February, 2007 Volume 20 #2. Reposted with permission. Review: Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning Doubleday Canada, 2006, 304 pp. By George Monbiot George Monbiot's Heat: How to Stop the Planet …

The White House's letter

Ugh

Yesterday the White House released a letter defending its record on global warming. I was trying to build up the intestinal fortitude necessary to say something intelligent about it — something other than PUKE! — but Chris Mooney beat me …

Marlin Banned-O

Fisherfolk angle to keep marlin off of menus Hoping to smack down commercial fishing operations that are decimating Pacific marlin populations, sports anglers have launched a “No Marlin on the Menu!” campaign to discourage diners from ordering the popular game …

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Vanna can’t save you now

Pat Sajak — yes, the host of Wheel of Fortune — weighs in on the whole global warming thing, and folks, he’s just not convinced. Which old chestnuts trouble Pat? Well, 30 years ago, scientists thought the earth was cooling! …

Fixing Measure 37

Maybe

I'm a day or two late on this, but there's promising news from Oregon on Measure 37. Governor Kulongoski has proposed legislation that essentially puts a temporary moratorium on the most obnoxious results of the law. (See here and here …