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Bjorn Lomborg: A Chipper Environmentalist The news from environmental organizations is almost always bleak. The climate is out of whack. Insidious chemicals taint food and drink. Tropical forests are disappearing. Species are perishing en masse. So it is a surprise to meet someone who calls himself an environmentalist but who asserts that things are getting better, that the rate of human population growth is past its peak, that agriculture is sustainable and pollution is ebbing, that forests are not disappearing, that there is no wholesale destruction of plant and animal species and that even global warming is not as serious as commonly portrayed. Strange to say, the author of this happy thesis is not a steely-eyed economist at a conservative Washington think tank but a vegetarian, backpack-toting academic who was a member of Greenpeace for four years. Dr. But Dr. Dr. "Three months into the project, we were convinced that we were being debunked instead," Dr. Dr. Dr. To understand the world as it is, Dr.

Watts Up With That? | The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change Scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe See also:Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?US being hoodwinked into draconian climate policiesThe Gods must be laughingA sample of experts' comments about the science of "An Inconvenient Truth": But surely Carter is merely part of what most people regard as a tiny cadre of "climate change skeptics" who disagree with the "vast majority of scientists" Gore cites? No; Carter is one of hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing significant global climate change. "Climate experts" is the operative term here. Even among that fraction, many focus their studies on the impacts of climate change; biologists, for example, who study everything from insects to polar bears to poison ivy. This is highly valuable knowledge, but doesn't make them climate change cause experts, only climate impact experts. So we have a smaller fraction. But it becomes smaller still. Dr.

RealClimate XKCD, the brilliant and hilarious on-line comic, attempts to answer the question How much CO2 is contained in the world’s stock of bottled fizzy drinks? How much soda would be needed to bring atmospheric CO2 back to preindustrial levels? The answer is, enough to cover the Earth with 10 layers of soda cans. At any rate, the oceans are acting as a CO2 buffer, meaning that it’s absorbing CO2 as it tries to limit the change to the atmospheric concentration. Ten layers of soda cans covering the whole earth sounds like a lot. Further Reading Tans, Pieter. Carbon dioxide capture and storage IPCC Report, 2005

U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Contact: Marc Morano ( Matt Dempsey ( Click here for highlights of the speech and to watch Click here for pdf version with charts Update: Click here for Senator Inhofe's follow up speech on September 28 titled, Update: Click here to watch and read about SENATOR INHOFE & CNN ANCHOR IN HEATED EXCHANGE OVER GLOBAL WARMING COVERAGE: Update: Click here for International Reaction to Senator's Speech: I am going to speak today about the most media-hyped environmental issue of all time, global warming. Global Warming -- just that term evokes many members in this chamber, the media, Hollywood elites and our pop culture to nod their heads and fret about an impending climate disaster. Since 1895, the media has alternated between global cooling and warming scares during four separate and sometimes overlapping time periods. The 60 scientists wrote: Dr. My answer is blunt.

Dot Earth .: U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works :: Minority Page :. EPA Chief Vows to Probe E-mail Threatening to ‘Destroy’ Career of Climate Skeptic Posted By Marc_Morano@EPW.Senate.Gov – 4:12 PM ET Update (3:00pm ET, Friday, July 27, 2007): American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) contacted the Inhofe EPW Press Blog and asked that we include a link to Michael Eckhart's response. EPA Chief Vows to Probe E-mail Threatening to ‘Destroy’ Career of Climate Skeptic During today’s hearing, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, confronted Stephen Johnson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with a threatening e-mail from a group of which EPA is currently a member. “It is my intention to destroy your career as a liar. In a July 16, Washington Times article, Eckhart confirmed that he did indeed write the email. After Senator Inhofe read Eckhart's comments, Johnson vowed to launch a probe concerning the threatening e-mail. Full Text of Eckhart’s July 13, 2007 e-mail to CEI’s Lewis: Mike

Home - Smith River Alliance - Protecting the Smith River Watershed in California U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Contact: ( ), ( ) Burlington, VT - ABC News Reporter Bill Blakemore declared “I don’t like the word ‘balance’ much at all” in global warming coverage at a journalism conference in Vermont over the weekend. Blakemore, who reported on August 30, 2006, “After extensive searches, ABC News has found no such [scientific] debate” on global warming, ( Blakemore lamented “the deep professional shame that I discovered two years ago,” regarding how he believes the media had been manipulated by skeptics of manmade catastrophic global warming. “Of course [skeptics] play on the idea that we have to be ‘balanced,’” he noted. “It was very lazy of us for 10 years when we were asked for balance from the [climate skeptic] spinners. “We are looking at serious mainstream scientists now tell us that maybe - it’s over. Related Links:

Kerry Quietly Makes Priority of Climate Pact Photo WASHINGTON — As a young naval officer in Vietnam, John Kerry commanded a Swift boat up the dangerous rivers of the Mekong Delta. But when he returned there last month as secretary of state for the first time since 1969, he spoke not of past firefights but of climate change. “Decades ago, on these very waters, I was one of many who witnessed the difficult period in our shared history,” Mr. Kerry told students gathered on the banks of the Cai Nuoc River. In his first year as secretary of state, Mr. His goal is to become the lead broker of a global climate treaty in 2015 that will commit the United States and other nations to historic reductions in fossil fuel pollution. Whether the secretary of state can have that kind of influence remains an open question, and Mr. “He’s had a lot of passion, but I don’t think you can conclude he’s had any success,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, who has worked on climate legislation with Mr. Shortly after Mr. But Mr. Mr. After Mr.

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