relating to matters environmental
Based on the same publicly available scientific information, the World Bank issues a report calling for prompt action to ward off global warming, a coalition of the world’s largest investors calls on governments to act promptly to ward off global warming, the United Nations reports that greenhouse gas levels reached a new record, and eighteen United States Senators (nine from each party) write a letter to President Obama calling on him to approve expanded fossil fuel exploitation without regard for global warming.
A thousand monkeys, stabbing at keys since the invention of the typewriter, could never come up with a sentence as tongue-floppingly dumb as this one found in comments here:
As for the public input, that was already taken care of in 1849, if you weren't there, then shut your yap!
Contact the group here.
Please, if you are in the state, or have friends or family here, spread the word! Read more about Help needed for petition gathering and signing to Ban Fracking in Michigan
Analysis of 28 companies finds cases of support for thinktanks that misrepresent climate science, including Heartland Institute
After reading one of my rants about the stupidity of policies aiming at a balanced budget, somebody in my Facebook environment, commented by saying: “1 + 1 = 2.” Here's my answer.
Yes, 1+1 = 2.
Now here's an accounting identity from macroeconomics, called the Sectoral Financial Balances (SFB) model:
Domestic Private Balance + Domestic Government Balance + Foreign Balance = 0.
It's like 1 + 1 = 2. But just slightly more "wonkish." Read more about One + One = Two (Not Too Wonkish)
Check out Obama's new online ad.
While the current Keystone XL permit application is dead, the pipeline might not be. The administration will allow TransCanada to reapply for a permit after it develops an alternate route around the Nebraska Sandhills, a sensitive habitat.
At the bottom of the list there is a request for help:
NOTE 4: There needs to be a very well researched and concise addendum that contains a list of the top 50 corporate crimes / harmful actions during the past 15 years. This ought to really blow people away and will help increase support both on the ground in DC and in living rooms across America as the story unfolds. We can't assume everyone knows why these demands are necessary. We must demonstrate.
WASHINGTON — Former US vice president and environmental activist Al Gore is launching a new campaign this week to urge action against climate change with a day-long Internet broadcast from around the world. ...
It's dry as a tinder box down here after 2+ years of continuous drought. The 35 mph winds on the west (alas, the dry) side of T.S. Lee were too much yesterday and things spun out of control. Fire fighting and emergency resources are stretched mighty thin at the moment. Several new fires cropped up today to join those from yesterday, mostly uncontained at this point. We have friends and family in Bastrop County (just east of Austin) who escaped a 16-mile long fire physically unharmed, but lost their homes and all their belongings other than what they could shove in their cars. Read more about Texas wildfires