"Climate News Roundup"
The Tide Turns for Gore – The Washington Post. Letter to the Editor: “Wouldn’t this be poetic justice? Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming, and Florida disappears into the Atlantic Ocean.”
Bush: Kyoto approach on climate is “bad policy” – Reuters. “President George W. Bush said on Monday his administration’s approach of emphasizing voluntary approaches to address climate change was working and he denounced Kyoto-style mandatory caps as ‘bad policy.’ ” When Bush doesn’t change his position, it is a dog-bites-man story, but some (deluded) people held out a (very, very, very) faint hope Gore’s Nobel might move the President. As if!
Gray Wall Dims Hopes of ‘Green’ Games: China Has Vowed to Curb Pollution Before ’08 Olympics, but Its Secrecy Is Feeding Skepticism — The Washington Post. Good article on the impending disaster from holding the Summer Olympics in one of the most polluted cities in the world. The Chinese are apparently unable or unwilling to restrain their rapacious growth for even a few weeks to made the air more hospitable for the world’s top athletes.
Va. Tech, Investor Aim To Cut Area Energy Use — The Washington Post. “Virginia Tech officials announced plans yesterday to give some of the Washington area’s buildings a sweeping green makeover, using $500 million from an investor to pay for energy-saving upgrades at 100 or more properties throughout the region.” And you thought I only reported bad news!