Clean Start: August 2, 2011

Welcome to Clean Start, ThinkProgress Green’s morning round-up of the latest in climate and clean energy. Here is what we’re reading. What are you?

Jocelyn Fong eviscerates the right-wing media storm around Roy Spencer’s flawed paper on global warming. [Media Matters]

An analysis of ancient warming events finds that very small amounts of subsurface warming of water can trigger a rapid collapse of ice shelves. [Science Daily]

The Mormon Deseret News promotes global warming denial. [Deseret News]

Tropical Storm Emily formed over the Caribbean on Monday, on a track across the northeastern Caribbean to bear down on Hispaniola, the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. [Reuters]

House Oversight Chairman Republican Darrell Issa is now launching an investigation into the process by which the administration got automakers to agree to major new fuel economy standards. [CleanTechnica]

Three Himalaya glaciers under observation have been shrinking over the last 40 years due to global warming and two of them, located in humid regions and on lower altitudes in central and east Nepal, may disappear in time to come, researchers in Japan said on Tuesday. [Reuters]

Democrats signaled Monday that they hope to use a joint congressional committee set up under the compromise debt deal to revive their stalled push to repeal billions in oil-industry tax breaks. [E2]

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