Politics

Who said it?

A belated Earth Day quiz

Can you guess? 1. "In 1971, I participated in the second Earth Day and became the coordinator of an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program at West Georgia College." Find out here. 2. On the occasion of the first Earth Day: "[there is an] absolute necessity of waging all-out war against the debauching of the environment." Find out here. 3. "Our nation has both an obligation and self-interest in facing, head-on, the serious environmental, economic and national security threat posed by global warming." Find out here. 4. "We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late. The science is clear. The global warming debate is over." Find out here. Lesson: Stewardship is a value that should always transcend party politics.

Look At Me, I’m Cassandra Dee

McCain comes out singing on global warming and energy Karl Rove might think global warming is the province of shrill Hollywood harpies, but John McCain knows better. In a speech Monday ahead of his expected …

McCain's big speech on energy and climate

A mixed bag

John McCain gave a major speech today in which he said that energy dependence and global warming are major threats to America’s future that urgently need to be addressed. The policy section started off with …

Painful

Bush at the Radio and TV Correspondents Dinner (green connection: ethanol joke!): Arianna Huffington has an amusing account of the event. (h/t: Hugg)

Eating Crow

Notes from the road

Just as the whole Karl Rove v. Sheryl Crow thing was blowing up in the news, I was arriving in Washington, D.C. to cover … Sheryl Crow. Taking on climate change. You can read about …

Giuliani v. Bloomberg

Who’s the biggest fattest liberal?

Over at National Review, Deroy Murdock is eager to assure his fellow right-wingers that Rudolph Giuliani is no liberal! What’s his evidence? Why, when he was mayor Giuliani doused the city with toxic insecticide! He …

Plans to boost energy efficiency start getting traction in Congress

What’s not to love about energy efficiency? It’s the paradigmatic win-win scenario — save money, protect the climate and broader environment, and reduce reliance on unsavory sources of energy, all in one fell swoop. As …

Barack Tease

Obama pledges to save the civilized world with baby steps “This is our generation’s moment to save future generations from global catastrophe,” declared Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in a speech on Friday. He heralded …

Another day, another carbon trading scandal

Gee whiz

The London Times covers a carbon trading scandal in in India. Like our own New York Times, they bury the lede: BRITISH companies are handing over millions of pounds to an Indian chemical plant so that western firms can continue to pump out thousands of tons of greenhouse gases.

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