Archive | Global Warming ‘Solutions’

MCMAP Charts a Blind Course to Economic Hardship

Two independent studies announced in a press conference today find serious fault with a set of climate change mitigation policy recommendations being used by Minnesota legislators to craft economic, energy and pollution control policies. The Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group (MCCAG) partnered with the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) produced recommendations aimed at reducing greenhouse […]

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The Clean Energy Scam

An explosion in demand for farm-grown fuels has raised global crop prices to record highs, which is spurring a dramatic expansion of Brazilian agriculture, which is invading the Amazon at an increasingly alarming rate.Propelled by mounting anxieties over soaring oil costs and climate change, biofuels have become the vanguard of the green-tech revolution, the trendy […]

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From Climate Alarmism to Climate Realism

Here’s a copy the remarks made by Václav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, delivered at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change. Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, I would like first of all to thank the organizers of this important conference for making it possible and also for inviting one politically incorrect politician from […]

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Plug-in Cars Could Actually Increase Air Pollution

The expected introduction of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could cut U.S. gasoline use, but could increase deadly air pollution in some areas, two reports say.That’s because a plug-in’s lower tailpipe emissions may be offset by smokestack emissions from the utility generating plants supplying electricity to recharge the big batteries that allow plug-ins to run up […]

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Studies Warn Of Mercury Risk In Energy-Saving Bulbs

Energy-saving, spiral fluorescent bulbs that may help in the battle against global warming could pose a health risk to babies, small children and pregnant women, according to two new studies. The Vermont-based Mercury Policy Project study showed the bulbs pose a threat of mercury poisoning if they break, prompting the federal Environmental Protection Agency and […]

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Whoops: Ethanol Exacerbates Greenhouse Gases

The Wall Street Journal has reported the results of two independent studies that suggest the widespread use of ethanol from corn could result in nearly twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the gasoline it would replace because of expected land-use changes, researchers concluded Thursday.  The study challenges the rush to biofuels as a response to global […]

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Biofuel Targets Likely to Cause Higher Food Prices

Biofuels are generally an expensive and ineffective way to cut greenhouse gas emissions when compared to other policies and are likely to cause increasing food prices and insecurity, concluded a UK government report yesterday. It also criticized the British and EU governments for pursuing targets for increased use of biofuels without putting in place ‘robust’ […]

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