Panel Sees Problems in Ethanol Production – New York Times. “Greater cultivation of crops to produce ethanol could harm water quality and leave some regions of the country with water shortages, a panel of experts is reporting.” The full National Research Council report, “Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States,” is available online.
We’re Carboholics. Make Us Stop. — Washington Post. Op-Ed calling for carbon regulations by David Crane, CEO of NRG Energy Inc., a wholesale power generator serving 19 million households with total greenhouse gas emissions exceeding Norway’s:
Global warming should be at the top of Congress’s agenda — because action by this Congress will turn the tide of climate change around the world. Never before have we faced the prospect of fundamentally damaging our global ecosystem by the day-to-day activities of each and every one of us. A cap-and-trade system is the place to start. America must act now to protect our future.
Row erupts over risk to polar bears — The Guardian. “The global warming sceptic Bjorn Lomborg, has sparked fresh debate about the dangers of increasing temperatures with new claims that polar bears are not on the brink of collapse and are more threatened by hunting than by climate change.” We’ve already debunked “Bear” Lomborg on this claim, but it’s good to see the British media take this nonsense on: