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Climate change — Mitigation and Adaptation

Eliot Daley’s Opinion  at New Jersey Times, in which he urges all to join  CCL! Hey, I’m all in favor of helping fellow human beings in distress, but… But? There’s a “but”? Yep. Here’s the thing. When I was studying theology in a seminary many years ago, one professor reflected on the well-known biblical story […]

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The Population Bomb Redux: Stephen Emmott’s new book “10 Billion”

Anyone paying attention to what humans do to our planet will not be surprised to hear Stephen Emmott say we need to curb population growth (see The Population Bomb Paul Ehrlich, 1968.) I plan to read 10 Billion.  An except is published by The Guardian.  Emmott reminds us that EVERYTHING we humans do uses water, air, […]

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Get Active, Join CCL: NYTimes Article on CCL (Citizen’s Climate Lobby)

Excerpt from NY Times May 29,2013: Lobbying for the Greater Good: Earlier this month, scientists reported that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had reached 400 parts per million. It’s an alarming milestone, to be sure, but, alas, there is no shortage of dire warnings about global warming. What is lacking is the […]

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US refuses to help Ecuador save rainforest from oil drilling

The Ecuadorian government has a unique proposal, being considered by other developing countries with petroleum reserves.  They ask for financial help that would partially compensate them for the lost income of NOT drilling for oil.  They’re asking for 50% of the  estimated $7.6 billion in oil revenues they would gain from oil drilling. They have […]

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“The carbon tax is one of the best ideas in Washington almost no one in Congress will talk about”– Washington Post Editorial

Excerpts from the Washington Post’s “Opinion” by Editorial Board, May 7, on the elegance and efficiency of a carbon tax: No honest tax reform paper, for example, would be complete without discussion of a carbon tax, an elegant policy Congress could immediately take off the shelf. It would make polluters pay for their own pollution, […]

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Oil Execs see the light on climate change and carbon tax

“As a company we recognize the impact that humans are having on the environment and that CO2 is having an impact on what’s happening in the climate,” ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance said. The leader of one of the world’s largest energy companies said this week that humans are accelerating climate change and the global community […]

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Some Conservatives and Climate Scientists Find Common Ground in Carbon Tax

There are small but notable steps in support of a carbon tax by several conservative politicians and economists.  Most recently Schultz and Becker wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal about this.  In 2011, Republican Congressman Bob Inglis wrote for Bloomberg that “some of us” support taxing carbon dioxide emissions. This is catching the […]

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Chasing Ice — Filming Earth’s Melting Glaciers

If you have not seen the stunning photography in the movie Chasing Ice, you will want to.  It will be released for personal use in DVD form  Sept. 10, 2013, at Amazon.com. A 4 1/2 minute segment of Chasing Ice may be found on YouTube.  In it you will see the largest glacier calving ever […]

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Sustainable Energy Act and Climate Protection Act — Sanders-Boxer legislation

  Carbon Tax Center: One day after 48 climate protesters were arrested at the White House and three days before what is billed as “the largest climate rally in history,” Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) set a new “gold standard” for transparent, effective climate legislation. Their Climate Protection Act (“CPA”) would impose […]

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A Letter to Senator Mark Kirk: We need a Carbon Tax

Thanks to fellow Oak Parker, Doug Burke for a thoughtful letter to Illinois Senator, Mark Kirk (R), found in the Chicago Sun-Times print version, April 4. “I am very pleased to see Sen. Mark Kirk’s statement in favor of gay marriage. Both his own statement, and the coverage in the Sun-Times suggest that he was […]

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