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Greenpeace put it starkly: "Palin has the most anti-environment records of any governor in the US. She has supported oil and drilling in some of the most ecologically sensitive areas in Alaska, even when it meant sacrificing polar bears..."Greenpeace put it starkly: "Palin has the most anti-environment records of any... more
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Climate science maverick James Lovelock believes catastrophe is inevitable, carbon offsetting is a joke and ethical living a scam. So what would he do?
I found this part of the article an interesting snap shot:
"Humanity is in a period exactly like 1938-9, he explains, when "we all knew something terrible was going to happen, but didn't know what to do about it". But once the second world war was under way, "everyone got excited, they loved the things they could do, it was one long holiday ... so when I think of the impending crisis now, I think in those terms. A sense of purpose - that's what people want."
There are some good points in what he says. ... The part about people not wanting to change. I think he is a bit of a cranky old man and I will keep my hope and faith that we can change but what do you think? Climate science maverick James Lovelock believes catastrophe is inevitable, carbon... more
WASHINGTON -- Pared-down energy legislation cleared the Senate on Thursday by a wide margin after the oil industry and utilities succeeded in stripping out provisions that would have cost them billions of dollars.
The tax measure and the renewable electricity mandate were included in an energy bill that easily passed the House last week. But industry lobbyists focused their attention on Republican members of the Senate and on the White House, which repeatedly threatened to veto the bill if the offending sections were not removed.
Separately, Congress reached a tentative agreement on a major energy package that it plans to enact outside the energy bill, according to a Senate Democratic staff member. The agreement, to be included in a broad government spending bill, would authorize the Energy Department to guarantee loans for various energy projects, making financing far easier.
The agreement would guarantee loans of up to $25 billion for new nuclear plants and $2 billion for a uranium enrichment plant, something those industries had been avidly seeking. It would also provide guarantees of up to $10 billion for renewable energy projects, $10 billion for plants to turn coal into liquid vehicle fuel and $2 billion to turn coal into natural gas.
In other news, as hand basket sales sky rocket, scientists are feverishly working on a family sized hand basket that would allow as many as 20 people to make the journey to hell together. O.k., I made that up, but if you can't afford a bomb shelter and you don't know Tom Cruise, you may want to buy a hand basket before you spend all your money on Christmas presents.
WASHINGTON -- Pared-down energy legislation cleared the Senate on Thursday by a wide... more
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 - For the first time in three decades, companies are getting ready to build nuclear reactors in the United States. They intend to do so under streamlined procedures meant to avoid the long delays and cost overruns that crippled the industry last time around.
But with early jockeying under way to win government approval for this new generation of plants, ominous signs are emerging that the plans may not go smoothly.
And if the industry succeeds in winning approval for as many new reactors as it wants, 31 and counting, the capacity of nuclear suppliers is likely to be strained. By most estimates, they can fabricate enough parts for only three or four reactors a year, and the United States will be competing with other countries that want to build nuclear plants.
Some of the most important parts can be cast only by a single foundry, Japan Steel Works. "The global supply chain is going to be the pacing item," Mr. Wallace said.WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 - For the first time in three decades, companies are getting ready... more
The brightest future can come from the greatest source of light, the sun! Exciting things are coming with the help; of the sun like plugin hybrids that can commute electric all week and go hybrid on the weekends with 100 mpg! These batteries can give power back to the grid during daylight after loading up on solar at night they can plugi into transfer stations during the day like bees taking honey back to the hive, sweet! It's time to think solar!The brightest future can come from the greatest source of light, the sun! Exciting... more
When Chernobyl's Number Four reactor blew up in April 1986, spewing radioactive fallout across Belarus, workers quickly slapped a giant concrete sarcophagus over the site to contain the hazard. It was supposed to be a temporary fix.
Is Wired magazine totally pro nuke, or what?
"Sounds like a blast." Peter Savodnik
When Chernobyl's Number Four reactor blew up in April 1986, spewing radioactive... more
50 Years Since Sputnik
Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite, was launched on Oct. 4, 1957, aboard a Soviet R-7 rocket and touched off an intense space race with the United States.
Interesting, they have a link for the "Star Wars" movie premier, but no mention of the real "Star Wars!"
Make no mistake about it, the Jan. 14th 2004, announcement about moon and mars by President Bush is no casual thing. It's called complete military control of space. Full spectrum dominance. Star Wars. Whatever you call it, it sucks.
I'm afraid the new "space race" is an arms race.
Thanks a lot PNAC.50 Years Since Sputnik Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite, was... more
European Union environmental officials have determined that two kinds of genetically modified corn could harm butterflies, affect food chains and disturb life in rivers and streams, and they have proposed a ban on the sale of the seeds, which are made by DuPont Pioneer, Dow Agrosciences and Syngenta.
Banning the applications for corn crops also would mark a bold new step for European environmental authorities, who are already aggressively pursuing regulations on emissions from cars and aircraft, setting it at odds with the United States and angering industries.
These products have been grown in the U.S. and other countries for years, said Stephen Norton, a spokesman for the United States trade representative. We are not aware of any other case when a product has been rejected after having been reviewed and determined safe by European food safety authorities, he said.
Go EU, here in the US we're idiots right now. We basically can't be trusted at this point in time. On anything, anywhere. Sad to say it's true. Please ignore our politicians and corporations telling of the safety of GMOs.
It doesn't have to be this way folks. Vote.
I gave Dennis Kucinich $100 tooday (Nov. 23 2007), even though I had to charge it. I think he is our best hope. https://services.myngp.com/ngponlineservices/contribution.aspx?X=aDlDFFT9TMES%2bYWkFTgFU7%2b1iNzpkFnd
I'm going to donate $100 to John Edwards too, he is a solid choice.
(I will get back with link later for Edwards, after I donate!)
Won't you consider doing the same?
If not now, then when?
One World. One People. We Are One.
European Union environmental officials have determined that two kinds of genetically... more
The latest international update on climate change says global warming is turning oceans acidic and threatening marine life but offers new hope - the cost of tackling carbon emissions is modest and the means to do it are already available.
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change yesterday delivered its strongest warning yet, calling the rise in global temperatures "unequivocal" and its effects potentially irreversible and laying blame - with at least 90 per cent probability - on humans.The latest international update on climate change says global warming is turning... more
Anti-nuclear protesters confronted CLP candidate for Lingiari, Adam Giles, outside his Alice Springs office at 8:30 this morning.Anti-nuclear protesters confronted CLP candidate for Lingiari, Adam Giles, outside his... more
Helen Caldicott talks about nuclear workers and how the US wages our own nuclear war in Iraq via depleted uranium.Helen Caldicott talks about nuclear workers and how the US wages our own nuclear war... more
November 15, 2007: Despite all the bluster and all the rhetoric over nuclear power, the South Australian Rann Government is not willing to legislate to ban it...November 15, 2007: Despite all the bluster and all the rhetoric over nuclear power,... more
Hydrogen as an everyday, environmentally friendly fuel source may be closer than we think, according to Penn State researchers.Hydrogen as an everyday, environmentally friendly fuel source may be closer than we... more
From the newswire: November 15, 2007 - This morning fifteen Greenpeace activists were arrested during an occupation of the Munmorah coal-fired power station in NSW. 15 crew occupied and took peaceful direct action to shut down the plant as a protest against John Howard and Kevin Rudd's ineffective climate change policies
Greenpeace demands that both major parties commit to deep cuts to Australia's greenhouse gas pollution in the next decade, which means switching from coal fired power to cleaner and smarter energy use.
The activists shut down the coal-feed conveyor belt and painted the message Coal Kills on the roof of the station and deployed a banner saying Climate change starts here. Two other activists hung from the roof displaying climate change messages.
The Munmorah coal-fired power station is the oldest in NSW and one of the most inefficient in the country. Energy campaigner John Hepburn, who was one of the climb team, said that we couldn't just sit back and watch while scientists measure how quickly humans are killing the planet. "We need to cut carbon emissions right now. It's not complicated..." From the newswire: November 15, 2007 - This morning fifteen Greenpeace activists were... more
Do you think NUCLEAR POWER is the solution to GLOBAL WARMING?
--Currently the US has 104 Nuclear Reactors, providing only 20% of our electricity.
--On September 11th, 2001, American Airlines flight 11 flew over Indian Point nuclear reactor, en route to the World Trade Center.
--20 million people could have been contaminated with deadly radiation and thousands of square miles lost forever.
--MIT concluded that a minimum of 1,500 new reactors would be needed globally to offset coal carbon emissions.
--"The next Chernobyl may be Chernobyl itself"
--Even now, Chernobyl's damaged nuclear reactor is leaking lethal doses of radiation,
--------------and there is no safe way to dispose of nuclear waste.
Now, consider that a 100 square mile solar farm could power the entire United States.
THINK AGAIN ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER!Do you think NUCLEAR POWER is the solution to GLOBAL WARMING? --Currently the US... more
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