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A "Hardy Perennial of Climate Denialism": More CO2 in the Atmosphere Will be Good for Plants

Since plants use carbon dioxide (CO2) during photosynthesis, isn't more CO2 better for plants?  Peter Sinclair terms that notion "one of the hardy perennials of climate denialism," and tackles it in the latest of his series of "Climate Denial Crock of the Week" videos on Monday (16 August 2010).  Just four days later, scientists today (20 August) report in the journal Science that global plant productivity on land declined over the last decade because of a drying trend in the Southern Hemisphere and large-scale regional droughts in both hemispheres.  

PAT on the Back for India

India advances in the low carbon economy with energy efficiency savings trading and a carbon tax on coal.

Recent Polls Show Support for Limiting Climate Change Pollution

As the Senate and Obama administration deliberate over an approach to climate and energy legislation, four recent polls show strong support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

German Wind Turbine Manufacturer Announces $10 Million Plant in Osceola, Arkansas

Beckmann & Volmer, a German wind turbine parts maker, announced on 20 May 2010 its plan to initially invest $10 million and employ 300 workers in a new plant in Osceola, Arkansas.  It hopes to subsequently invest another $7.5 in an expansion that would employ an additional 200 Arkansans.

Every Day We Delay…

Every day the U.S. delays passing a climate and energy bill, Americans fund rogue states, import more oil, pollute the water and air, and allow China to pull farther ahead in the clean energy race. This repost provides hard numbers on what we lose with delay and what we’ll gain with action. 

Getting Back in the Game: It’s Time for U.S. to Lead in Clean Technology

A new WWF report, Getting Back in the Game, reveals the potential for U.S. market share in the largest future export markets in clean technology deployment—the developing world.

Obama Administration Issues Draft of Major Comprehensive Report on Actions U.S. is Taking to Address Climate Change

The U.S. government late today (7 April 2010) issued the public review draft of its fifth "national communication" required under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  U.S. Climate Action Report 2010 is the single most important and comprehensive statement so far from the Obama Administration on actions the U.S. is taking at all levels to address climate change. 

Earth Hour: Not Just About One Hour -- Huffington Post

On Saturday, March 27th at 8:30pm local time, hundreds of millions of people from around the world will turn off their lights for an hour.

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