Climate & Energy

Ten industry arguments against action on global warming … and why they are wrong

For the debate on Boxer-Lieberman-Warner, Daniel J. Weiss, Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, has written a debunking of standard attack lines on climate action. Here are the myths he takes on:

Lame duck quacking

White House says it will veto Lieberman-Warner climate bill

I received the following release from the White House this morning: —– STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY S. 3036 – Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act (Sen. Boxer (D) CA) The Administration believes that climate change is an …

Making radio waves

Boxer gives Democratic radio address to rally support for Climate Security Act

Sen. Babara Boxer, chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee and the floor manager of the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, gave the Democratic radio address on Saturday. In it, she talked up the need …

The fruits of labor

Climate Security Act gets support from labor unions

The Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act has picked up a decent amount of support from labor groups. So far: The Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, which includes: International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental …

Let’s shoot a little higher

Charles Blow says “we need to declare a coordinated war on climate change akin to the wars on drugs and terror.” Surely we can do better than that.

Some like it <em>really</em> hot

An Inconvenient Musical plays on

Think the idea of An Inconvenient Opera is a bit off-key? You might be singing a different tune after reading this: Apparently, An Inconvenient Musical opened to sold-out crowds in Toronto last summer. Says Kurt …

Don't say we didn't Warner you

National Association of Manufacturers releases anti-climate legislation video

If you want a sense of the kind of opposition the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act is up against from industry groups, you’ll find a crystalline example in a video just put out by the National …

Ocean acidification to weaken coral reefs, make islands more vulnerable to storms

Acidification of the ocean could make low-lying island nations like the Maldives and Kiribati more vulnerable to storms since it can significantly weaken coral reefs, according to a new report. When the oceans absorb carbon …

Just around the Warner

Lieberman-Warner climate bill hitting the Senate floor

After months of hearings, haggling, and revision, a climate change bill will reach the floor of the Senate this week. The showdown over the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act (CSA) marks the first time the full …

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