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NYT 'hit' on Gore?

Coming tomorrow

If you visit the Drudge Report, you’ll find the following bit of typically breathless hype: NY TIMES PLANS HIT ON GORE, NEWSROOM SOURCES TELL DRUDGE: ‘Scientists argue that Gore’s warnings are full of exaggerated claims and startling errors’… Reporter William …

A petition? That kinda Sachs.

I don’t think it’s exaggerating to call Jeffrey Sachs a moral hero. He’s one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals, and has spent his life pursuing innovative ways to reduce poverty, hunger, and suffering through sustainable development. In Time …

Scenes from the denialist denouement

It ain’t pretty

Last week, UK’s Channel 4 ran a documentary called "The Great Global Warming Swindle." It was standard hackery, exciting and titillating to all the standard hacks. Should you have nothing better to do, you can drop by RealClimate for a …

Something to applaud the Bush Administration for

The Farm Bill

Looks like they've put a pretty sensible package together for the new Farm Bill. Let's see if the Democrats cave to special interests in the Farm Belt on this issue. Seems like another topic worth a call to your representatives. …

Hansen

A nice profile

In the latest issue of Seed, Chris Mooney has a nice profile of legendary climate scientist James Hansen. Here’s the nut: Yet Hansen isn’t afraid of value judgments either. With increasing stridency, he has been articulating a very political, very …

Top 10 urban planning and development sites

Planetizen, the unfortunately named but eminently useful urban planning and development site, has released its list of the top 10 planning and development sites for 2007. FYI.

Evangelicals to Dobson: Whatevs

National groups says it will stick with creation care, thanks

In case you hadn’t heard, the National Association of Evangelicals told James Dobson and his merry band of retrograde knuckle-draggers to stuff it. In so many words. In response to Dobson et. al’s complaints about Rich Cizik’s efforts to make …

E.U. plans to slash climate emissions, United Nations to tackle e-waste, and more

Read the news items highlighted in this week’s podcast: 2020 Vision One Giant Bleep for Mankind Circuit Training Now If Only They’d Stop Serving Meat Creation Careless Sister Hazell Read the articles mentioned at the end of the podcast: Intent …

CAFE standards should be the focus

But conservation isn’t sexy and doesn’t make headlines

Over the past few months, Grist has had some great pieces on biofuels, hydrogen power, and plug-in hybrids. Unfortunately, it's as if we've been debating the different types of low-flush toilets while ignoring the agricultural water subsidies that are responsible …