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ExxonMobil, Bush & Global Warming

Ever wonder why the U.S. has done so little to address global warming and America's dependence on oil? Using the playbook of the tobacco industry, ExxonMobil has waged a multi-million dollar disinformation campaign since the 1990s to deceive the public and the media about global warming. ExxonMobil is a rogue company even among its peers. Despite overwhelming evidence and agreement of 2,000 scientists with the world's foremost authority, the U.N. International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), ExxonMobil insists it will "stay the course" of denying the reality and urgency of global warming. Visit Exxpose Exxon and learn more about ExxonMobil's efforts to keep America addicted to oil.

Global Warming Called Security Threat

April 15, 2007: Private consultants to the government are warning that human-driven warming of the climate poses risks to the national security of the United States. A report said issues usually associated with the environment - like rising ocean levels, droughts and violent weather caused by global warming - were also national security concerns.

"Unlike the problems that we are used to dealing with, these will come upon us extremely slowly, but come they will, and they will be grinding and inexorable," Richard J. Truly, a retired United States Navy vice admiral and former NASA administrator, said in the report.

The effects of global warming, the study said, could lead to large-scale migrations, increased border tensions, the spread of disease and conflicts over food and water.

Greens Call for a Massive National, Global Conservation Effort to Curb Global Warming

April 13, 2007: Green Party leaders, on the eve of 'Step It Up' events "" scheduled on April 14 to address the growing threat of climate change, spoke out in favor of a massive conversion of the US economic system to curb the threat of global warming in the coming decades. [Full Story]
cite: Green Party of the United States press release,

Climate change to hit Africa Hardest

14 Mar 2007: The effects of climate would be felt globally, but would hit Africa, the continent with the least capacity to cope, the hardest. Speaking Wednesday during his visit to South Africa, Sir Nicholas Stern said Africa could benefit from global initiatives for clean energy investment, reduced deforestation and development of global public goods.

The former World Bank Economist authored the 700 page Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change. He is also Head of the UK Government's Economics Service.

African leaders, he said, had an important role to play in shaping the international debate.

Costs of climate change could be reduced through both adaptation and mitigation but adaptation was the only way to cope with the impact of climate change over the next few decades, said Sir Stern.

The study suggests that global warming could shrink the global economy by 20 percent, but advised that taking action now would cost just one percent of global gross domestic product.

Scientific evidence of global warming is presented in the report as overwhelming and its consequences disastrous. [Rest of the article]
cite: Vivian Warby, BuaNews Online,

The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change is available online from HM Treasury, London, England. The short version of the Executive Summary [pdf] is linked here.

Twelve States Want Bush Administration to Regulate Carbon Dioxide Emissions

June 26, 2006:
"The Supreme Court has seen the importance of this case and will now have an opportunity to address the most significant environmental issue of our generation," said Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly, whose state is one of 12 challenging the Bush administration.

"This is the whole ball of wax. This will determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency is to regulate greenhouse gases from cars and whether EPA can regulate carbon dioxide from power plants," added David Bookbinder, an attorney for the Sierra Club.

Bookbinder said if the court upholds the administration’s argument it also could jeopardize plans by California and 11 other states, including most of the Northeast, to require reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles.

The dozen states, a number of cities and various environmental groups asked the court to take up the case after a divided lower court ruled against them.

They argue that the Environmental Protection Agency is obligated to limit carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles under the federal Clean Air Act because as the primary "greenhouse" gas causing a warming of the earth, carbon dioxide is a pollutant. [full story]
cite: Associated Press & CNN