Tag: climate change

It might only apply to industry emissions and nary a Republican would dare admit to seriously considering it, but talk of a possible carbon tax is making the rounds in political Washington and elsewhere. Think about it. A carbon tax does not lack for support among mainstream energy and fiscal policy experts; it has drawn…

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Advocates of a more sustainable energy future can blame Solyndra, Al Gore, President Obama, James Hansen, Bill McKibben or environmental interests groups such as the 350.org, Natural Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace and the Sierra Club. The fact is a growing number of, if not most, “green” initiatives are not likely to achieve their missions of…

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Large majorities of African Americans in Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri and South Carolina believe that everyone — including governments and individuals — can do something to reduce the impact of climate change. This according to research by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: “Consistent with African Americans nationally, black adults in the four states…

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The harder climate change believers try to blame blizzards such as this week’s Nor’easter on global warming or climate change, the more muddied the debate becomes and more difficult it is to make a case for action. While there appears to be a very long-term connection between the severity of weather events and climate change,…

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In what was THE most important issue or candidate on any ballot anywhere in the U.S. this Election Day affecting America’s energy future, the failure of Proposition 23 in California and how it went down is proof energy consumers see the value of energy efficiency and cleaner energy sources — even if it means they’ll…

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George Will joins the chorus line dissing enviros for missing the opportunity to score climate / energy legislature during Obama’s two years with strong Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate. Like it or not, some of what he says is true. I don’t concur, as her asserts in this Sunday’s Washington Post op-ed…

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