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Directory:Global Warming:Government & Politics

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Directory of links regarding global warming as it pertains to or is influenced by government and politics.

See also Directory:Climategate for recent developments.

Government & Politics

  • Global Warming To Be Put On Trial? - Trying to ward off potentially sweeping federal emissions regulations, the nation's largest business lobby, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a rare 'Scopes'-like public hearing on the scientific evidence for man-made climate change. (LA Times; August 25, 2009)
  • EPA Quashed Report Skeptical of Global Warming - Less than two weeks before the EPA formally submitted its pro-carbon dioxide regulation recommendation to the White House, an EPA center director quashed a 98-page report that warned against making hasty 'decisions based on a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data. (CNet; June 27, 2009)
  • Global warming dissenters dash scientific 'consensus' - William Happer, who began serving as the director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy under the first President Bush in July of 1991, had stated of Gore shortly after his firing in 1993, "I was told that science was not going to intrude on policy." (World Net Daily; Dec. 23, 2008)
  • A Breath of Fresh Air at a Climate Change Conference - In his opening remarks, Joe Bast, the Heartland’s president, called the First International Conference on Climate Change historic and addressed the questions that the I.P.C.C. had ignored, such as how reliable are the data used to document the recent warming trend? How much of the modern warming is natural, and how much is likely the result of human activities? How reliable are the computer models used to forecast future climate conditions? Is reducing emissions the best or only response to possible climate change? (Energy Tribune; May 2, 2008)
  • Al Gore's Nobel Acceptance Speech (22 mins) - In accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, Al Gore calls on the world community to rally to the climate change challenge that faces us and threatens life as we know it. (Google Video; Dec. 11, 2007)
  • World Responds to British Stern Warning on Climate Change - With the completion of a 580-page commissioned report, Britain has issued a call for urgent action on climate change, to prevent catastrophe by taking preventative measures now. A snapshot of resulting worldwide media coverage. (PESN; Oct. 31, 2006)
  • Climate Talks Bring Bush's Policy to Fore - Scientific sleuths trying to understand the extent of global climate change -- and finger the culprits -- have come up with several important new clues. (Washington Post; Dec. 5, 2004)
  • Gathering One Million Signatures to Solve Climate Crisis - "Solutions to global warming exist and we -- already more than 865,000 strong -- are calling on leaders to make them happen. By coming together, we’re showing overwhelming support for leadership on this critical issue." (March 21, 2008)
  • Shifting Winds on Global Warming - Global warming has no shortage of causes — coal-burning power plants, carbon-spewing automobiles — but many European and Asian environmentalists seem to blame one factor above all others: U.S. President George W. Bush. But changes are afoot in the U.S. to move despite his intransigence. (Time; Jan. 23, 2008)
  • Fire the Grid (.com) - Rather than approaching the problem of what humans have done to the earth from a perspective of becoming independent from the power grid man has made, this site calls for sending a surge of energy through prayer/meditation and other such expressions to the earth for renewal on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 11:11 Greenich Mean Time.
  • How ExxonMobil Funded Global Warming Skeptics - ExxonMobil Corp. gave $16 million to 43 ideological groups between 1998 and 2005 in an effort to mislead the public by discrediting the science behind global warming, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. (Boston Globe/Associated Press; Jan. 4, 2007) (See Slashdot'' discussion)
  • Al Gore: Will Carbon Freeze be Enough? - Leading US politician proposes carbon-emissions freeze and other practical tactics for averting climate disaster. Though political, legal and financial challenges stand in the way of a shift to cleaner energy, his expression of faith in his fellow humans and examples of companies making positive change can inspire more people to take up the cause. (PESN; Sept. 23, 2006)
  • Clinton, mayors form alliance on climate - Former President Clinton and mayors of some of the world's largest cities announced an initiative Tuesday to combat climate change and increase energy efficiency in everything from street lights to building materials. (PhysOrg; Aug. 2)
  • Bush to Be Investigated for Global Warming Data Suppression - At the instigation of 14 Senators, Inspector Generals are investigating charges that the Bush administration muzzled several federal climate scientists, including James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. (Washington Post; Nov. 2, 2006)
  • Mayors Who Attended the First Sundance Climate Summit - Photo album of mayors who attended the Sundance Summit: A Mayor's Gathering on Climate Protection, July 10-12, to learn more about problems of climate change and to get armed with solutions that they can implement at the most local level of government. (PESN; July 16, 2005)
  • Climate Expert Says NASA Tried to Silence Him - The top climate scientist at NASA, James E. Hansen, says that the Bush Administration tried to silence him(NY Times) after he gave a lecture last month calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming. (NY Times; Jan. 28, 2006) (See Slashdot discussion)
  • Scientists Say They're Being Gagged by Bush - Scientists doing climate research for the federal government say the Bush administration has made it hard for them to speak forthrightly to the public about global warming, resulting in Americans not getting the full story on how the climate is changing. (Washington Post; Apr. 16, 2006) (See Slashdot'' discussion)
  • Flammy McGassy - Flash cartoonist Mark Fiore addresses the state of global warming, omitted in Bush' state of the union address, complete with silenced scientists. (CBS News'; Feb. 2, 2006)
  • StopGlobalWarming.org - Virtual march on Washington D.C. via the Internet, ending April 22, 2005, gathering signatures, to urge our leaders to address global warming. Here's my entry page. Sign on as a friend.
  • U.S. Cooking the Books - A White House official downplayed warming data, who previously worked for the American Petroleum Institute, has repeatedly edited government climate reports in a way that downplays links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. (CNN; June 8, 2005)
  • W.H. Defends Warming Reports - Changes made by administration official who was also a former oil industry lobbyist, "are still accurate". (CBS News; June 8, 2005)
  • G8 Summit set to yield to Bush on climate change - Group of Eight leaders meeting Thursday were poised to yield to US demands to produce a bland statement on global warming, risking the wrath of scientists and environmentalists worldwide. (PhysOrg; July 7, 2005)
  • Big Business Urges Urgent G8 Global Warming Action - Big business added its voice on Thursday to a growing crescendo of calls on the governments of the world's richest nations to take urgent action to curb potentially catastrophic global warming. (Reuters; June 10, 2005)
  • US Resists G-8 On Global Warming - The Bush administration is pressuring G-8 leaders to delete language from a statement that says the world is warming because of human activity. (CBS News; June 18, 2005)

[Somehow I don't think this is going to stem global warming. How about we trade our grandchildren's planet for some good times today! Boo, hiss.]

  • The Theology of Global Warming - Environmentalism has become the religion of Western elites for some time now, throwing into question the scientific objectivity of their claims to a human cause. (NCPA; Aug. 8, 2005)
  • Climatologists Wager on Global Warming - A pair of Russian scientists have entered a $10,000 bet with British climate expert James Annan. If the world is cooler by 2018, the Russian scientists win the bet (Slashdot; Aug. 20, 2005)

See also

CLIMATE CHANGE FOOTER

CLIMATEGATE

MANMADE MANIPULATIONS

GENERAL NATURE

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