Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Dr. Hansen–Never Give Up:Lessons from a Grandchild

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Foremost US climate scientist Dr. James Hansen in answer to the question: Is There Any Real Hope of Cutting Global Carbon Emissions? A Thanksgiving Day lessons from his grandchildren. Read More


World Faces “Oh shit” Moment

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The Nation— A frightening new climate change study says the United States must eliminate its enormous rate of carbon emission within ten years. Read More

McKibben & Hedges Clash On Climate Solutions

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

great dialogue between two important authors/activists read more

An “All-in” Bet for the Planet

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

This is the consequence of failure at Copenhagen: A marked shift in scientific effort from solving global warming to adapting to its consequences, a hodge-podge of uncoordinated local efforts to trim emissions – none of which deliver the necessary cuts – and an altered climate. Read More

We Need Clean Energy, Not ‘Clean Coal’

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Follow this link to send President-elect Obama a message: We want clean, green energy.

Tell Obama No Clean Coal

During the presidential campaign, both Senators Obama and McCain touted their support for “clean coal”.  But they were both missing the point:  Conventional coal-burning power plants are the leading cause of global warming pollution in the United States. “Clean Coal” is a myth–a contradiction in terms.  Coal companies claim they can develop coal plants at some point in the distant future that will capture and sequester carbon pollution.  But carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is unproven and exorbitantly expensive.

Tell Barack Obama the Truth – The Whole Truth

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Article written by Dr. James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies,  who has been the leader of the world’s scientific community for over 20 years and acts as TCEC and 1Sky’s climate advisor.

Embers of election night elation will glow longer than any prior election. Glowing even in other nations, and for good reason. We are all tied together, more than ever, like it or not. Barack Obama’s measured words on election night, including eloquent recognition of historic progress, from the viewpoint of a 106-year-old lady, still stoke the embers. But he was already focusing on tasks ahead, without celebratory excess. Well he should. The challenge he faces is unprecedented…..



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