Climate Change


Relocalization: A Strategic Response to Peak Oil and Climate Change

23 May 2007
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"Many trends of the last century or more, made possible by cheap and abundant energy sources, are going to be reversed. These trends include population growth, centralization of political and economic power, vastly increased quantity of global trade, and mass tourism... Many proponents of current economic policies may be well intended, but often we end up with unsound rationalizations to justify short-term, often individual interests. What has been lost is a sense of the common good, future generations’ needs, and non-human welfare." - Jason Bradford, PhD


Richard Bell: House Hearing Puts the Heat on Climate Stagnators

22 Apr 2007
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The new House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held its first offical hearing with witnesses from the Sierra Club to the former head of the CIA. Several Republican members of the committee were still dragging their heels, but the witnesses agreed across the board that global warming was real, that human activities were worsening global warming, and that the peoples of the world face a crisis that requires urgent and drastic actions.


Richard Bell: I'm Going to Go and Eat Some Worms

28 Mar 2007
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For the last month, the words “China” and “India” have floated over and through the House and Senate hearings on energy and climate change.

Al Gore

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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and Chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to Sustainable Investing. He is the author of An Inconvenient Truth, a best-selling book on the threat of and solutions to global warming, and the subject of the movie of the same title, which has already become one of the top documentary films in history.

Richard Bell: Gore Stays Cool on the Hot Seat

24 Mar 2007
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Al Gore’s appearance before committees in the House and the Senate on Wednesday was a strictly schizophrenic affair: some moments were an unmitigated love fest, as members welcomed back one of their own, Gore having served on both the House and the Senate committees holding the hearings. But alternating with these heapings of praise were the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune frantically flung by the Republican minority in a desperate effort to tear down Gore personally and discredit his policy message.

Richard Heinberg's Museletter #177: Bridging Peak Oil and Climate Change Activism

23 Mar 2007
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The problems of Climate Change and Peak Oil both result from societal dependence on fossil fuels. But just how the impacts of these two problems relate to one another, and how policies to address them should differ or overlap, are questions that have so far not been adequately discussed. ...

Richard Bell: The Auto Empire Rolls On

19 Mar 2007
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The automakers rolled out their biggest guns on Wednesday, March 14 for a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality on the blandly titled topic of “Climate Change and Energy Security: Perspectives from the Automobile Industry.” The hearing would more honestly have been entitled, “Should We Raise Fuel Economy Standards or Do Something Else? –Anything Else!”
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Richard Bell: Will Climate Change Destroy the Atmosphere?

26 Feb 2007
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I know that some of you reading this item may be under the mistaken impression that the world's atmospheric scientists have reached a general consensus that there might be something to this claim that humans are putting so much extra CO2 into the atmosphere that the planet is heating up.