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Major US Shift On Climate Change Policy
Adam Arnold, Sky News Online
America's Environmental Protection Agency has announced that greenhouse gases are a danger to human health.
The ruling will allow it to regulate emissions without the approval of the US Congress - a move designed to show President Obama is taking climate change seriously.
WASHINGTON – Officials tell The Associated Press that the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated.
The EPA will announced its findings at a news conference Monday.
The announcement is timed to boost the Obama administration's arguments at an international climate conference — beginning this week — that the United States is taking actions to combat global warming, even though Congress has yet to act on climate legislation.
Under a Supreme Court ruling, the so-called endangerment finding is needed before the EPA can regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases released from power plants, factories and automobiles under the federal Clean Air Act.
Originally posted by rusethorcain
Scientist’s Himalayan mission provides unwelcome proof: glaciers are dying
This is from the UK Times Online and I think is pretty damning evidence in support of man made global warming. Check it out unless you have already made up your mind it isn't happening or even caused by man...then I can't help you.
[edit on 7-12-2009 by rusethorcain]
Perched on the soaring Karakoram mountains in the Western Himalayas, a group of some 230 glaciers are bucking the global warming trend. They're growing.
Throughout much of the Tibetan Plateau, high-altitude glaciers are dwindling in the face of rising temperatures. The situation is potentially dire for the hundreds of millions of people living in China, India and throughout southeast Asia who depend on the glaciers for their water supply.
But in the rugged western corner of the plateau, the story is different, according to a new study. Among legendary peaks of Mt. Everest like K2 and Nanga Parbat, glaciers with a penthouse view of the world are growing, and have been for almost three decades.
"These are the biggest mid-latitude glaciers in the world," John Shroder of the University of Nebraska-Omaha said. "And all of them are either holding still, or advancing."
Originally posted by DwaynetheSpecious
There are differences in biofuel... and one of them is how the actual fuel is made, not only how it threats the atmosphere. The bio-fuel used by the limos are a product of hay - its called grass bio-fuel - read more here: www.reap-canada.com...
Instead of setting me up to be some sort of liar then look at this page:
Currently 5 CO2 neutral hotels are located in Copenhagen alone! Some of them have even been neutral for quite some time.
I'm not trying to say that this event will be neutral, because that thought alone would be a #ing stupid thought.
The only thing I'm trying to say is that many people have done an effort to try and minimize the CO2 footprint. Respect for that.
[edit on 7-12-2009 by DwaynetheSpecious]
Originally posted by bigyin
I also remember being told 30 or 40 years ago that sea levels were rising and we were all doomed. Again this has not come to pass. So where is all this melting ice water going ?
Once again instead of talking about the serious issue of global climate change and how we should proceed, people are focused on something as stupid as limousines and caviar.
Originally posted by mirageofdeceit
(FYI - any data that is subject to FOIA can not be deleted. To do so is a criminal offence)
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Why is climate change occuring on almost every planet not only earth?
Originally posted by rusethorcain
When you are filling a glass to the top with a slow drip there will be quite some time before the contents spills over because there is a tendency to keep within the top rim of the glass even as a mound will swell...before anything spills out.
When it does happen...it will be sudden and irreversible.
Changing our course is like trying to halt an ocean liner and turn it around.