IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The long, long, LONG road to Copenhagen; An end to government support for fossil fuels?... PLUS: YOUR national parks, 'America's Best Idea' ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': Belatedly, Egypt Spots Flaws in Wiping Out Pigs; Solar power stocks set to take off; Nation's largest electric utility ditches U.S. Chamber Of Commerce over climate denial; California's 'green' ink-cartridge recycling fails to cut pollution, or costs; India to launch energy-efficiency trading ... PLUS: Brad Pitt Receives Award From US Green Building Council For Making It Right!
Info/links on those stories and all the ones we talked about on today's episode follow below...
- The Long Road to Copenhagen:
- Negotiators urged to speed up climate pact talks (Reuters)
- Bangkok: day one of the U.N. Climate Negotiations (Grist)
- FACTBOX: Key Issues on the Table at Bangkok Climate Talks (Reuters)
- Scientists: Political ‘Reality’ Will Lead To Climate Catastrophe (Wonk Room)
- "Climate Illiterate" US Seen as Risk to Warming Globe (Reuters)
- No, Copenhagen is not dead. Quite the reverse — prospects for a global deal have never been better. (Climate Progress)
- READ THE DRAFT AGREEMENT: Copenhagen negotiating text: 200 pages to save the world?...Draft agreement being discussed ahead of December's crucial Copenhagen summit is long, confusing and contradictory (Guardian UK)
- New Research Suggests Dire Global Warming Predictions:
- Met Office warns of catastrophic global warming in our lifetimes: Study says 4C rise in temperature could happen by 2060; Increase could threaten water supply of half world population (Guardian UK)
- New Analysis Brings Dire Forecast Of 6.3-Degree Temperature Increase (Washington Post) [emphasis added]:
"With every day that passes, the underlying trends that science has provided is . . . of such a dramatic nature that shying away from a major agreement in Copenhagen will probably be unforgivable if you look back in history at this moment," Steiner said. He noted that since 2000 alone, the average rate of melting at 30 glaciers in nine mountain ranges has doubled compared with the rate during the previous two decades.
"These are not things that are in dispute in terms of data," he said. "They are actually physically measurable."
- Scientists: Earth needs users' guide to protect it from people (Reuters)
- U.S. Leads Push to End Government Subsidies of Fossil Fuels
- U.S. Senate Takes Up Climate & Clean Energy Legislation:
- As good as it'll get: Boxer-Kerry climate bill coming tomorrow: what to watch for (Grist)
- The Senate Climate Bill Drops Tomorrow. Then What? (The New Republic)
- Krugman: The textbook economics of cap-and-trade (NY Times)
- WATCH: Inhofe on why global warming isn’t real: ‘God’s still up there. We’re going through these cycles.’ (Think Progress):
INHOFE: I think he’s right. I think what he’s saying is God’s still up there. We’re going through these cycles. … I really believe that a lot of people are in denial who want to hang their hat on the fact, that they believe is a fact, that man-made gases, anthropogenic gases, are causing global warming. The science really isn’t there.
- WATCH: The National Parks: America's Best Idea --Episode 1 now available online! (PBS)
- Ken Burns' 'National Parks' --- "The Most Beautiful Show on TV" (Entertainment Weekly)
'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': More green news not covered in today's audio report...
- Belatedly, Egypt Spots Flaws in Wiping Out Pigs
- Solar Power: Finally, A Reason to Invest Says HSBC; Be sure to read the comments! (Wall St. Journal)
- Exelon Ditches U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Over Climate Denial (Think Progress)
- California's 'green' ink-cartridge recycling fails to cut pollution, or costs (Sacramento Bee)
- India to launch energy-efficiency trading (Financial Times)
- Brad Pitt Receives Award From USGBC For Making It Right (Inhabitat)