Graham Adds Support to Climate Bill

Posted on 14. Oct, 2009 by tsvanleeuwen.

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In an editorial co-authored with John Kerry this Sunday in the NY times, Lyndsey Graham came out in support of passing comprehensive climate change legislation.
Noting that, in the absence of congressional-based regulation, the EPA would use its Clean Air Act mandate to apply far more heavy-handed restrictions on CO2 emissions, the senators note that:
“The message [...]

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Y Tu, Methane?

Posted on 25. Jul, 2009 by tsvanleeuwen.

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An excellent article by Kirk Smith from UC Berkley last month calls out methane as a powerful, and relatively easy to address, contributor to global warming. Near term efforts to reduce the warming effects of GHGs should include significant methane reduction programs, which are likely to have a larger bang for their buck than efforts [...]

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Another Reason Not to Tread on Jelly Fish

Posted on 12. Jun, 2009 by tsvanleeuwen.

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And now for something a little different:
In just another example of the amazing complexity, and fragility, of the ecosystems that support our climate comes this article on Jelly Fish, by Cheryl Dybas at the NSF, picked up by RedOrbit and others.
As it turns out, in addition to stinging unsuspecting swimmers, Jelly Fish also contribute to [...]

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China Surpases U.S. in “Clean” Coal Construction

Posted on 11. May, 2009 by tsvanleeuwen.

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A quick reference to a great article in the New York Times today that makes some important comparisons between U.S. and Chinese coal-fired power plants.
A quick summary, but the article is well worth the read:
Though China is building coal-fired power plants at an astounding rate, and now consumes more coal than the United States, Europe [...]

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Obama Adminitration Backs-off on Environmental Agenda – For Now

Posted on 11. May, 2009 by tsvanleeuwen.

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If content on the White House website is any indication of the importance of certain issues to the Obama Administration, those who were hoping Obama would take the lead promoting the nation’s environmental agenda might be disappointed. However, this development shouldn’t scare anyone too badly, it is just the mark of some savvy political calculus.
A [...]

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Thinking Constructively about Climate Change Part 1: “Clean” Coal

Posted on 03. May, 2009 by tsvanleeuwen.

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The future of coal in America’s energy supply is at the heart of an overblown, counter-productive pubic relations competition that is clouding the issue and drawing battle lines where there should be progress. Representatives of the coal industry, on one side, and environmental NGOs, on the other, have taken up positions on either side of [...]

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Will a Price on Carbon Make U.S. Industries Uncompetitive?

Posted on 20. Apr, 2009 by tsvanleeuwen.

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Anyone attending the Carbon TradeEx America conference in DC last week hopefully caught the forum on The Implications of Climate Change for Foreign Policy. Those who did were treated to a reality check from some climate policy veterans, including Stuart E. Eizenstat, former US Ambassador to the E.U. and chief U.S.negotiator on Kyoto (under Clinton), [...]

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Welcome to CO2Post!

Posted on 27. Feb, 2009 by admin.

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Welcome to CO2Post.org! This blog will be dedicated to preserving the environment for future generations to come. Our main mission will be to help reduce the overall dispersion of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. After all, it is us that is responsible for the release of harmful gases into the Earth’s delicate atmosphere. So, let’s [...]

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