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Friday, May 30, 2008

Provocations as Pretexts for Imperial War: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11

AxisofLogic/ Featured: Provocations as Pretexts for Imperial War: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11

"Behind every imperial war there is a Great Lie’

One of the most important political implications of our discussion of the US government’s resort to provocations and deception to launch imperial wars is that the vast majority of the American people are opposed to overseas wars. Government lies at the service of military interventions are necessary to undermine the American public’s preference for a foreign policy based on respect for self-determination of nations."

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Call for green haven cities - Yahoo! News UK

"A radical redesign of our towns and cities will be needed to tackle climate change, the Government's design watchdog has warned.

Cabe also wants to see the "dignity" put back into public transport, a national programme to encourage homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient and more neighbourhood-scale energy generation."

Call for green haven cities - Yahoo! News UK

a litany of bad news in store for the US

"A group of 1,700 leading scientists called on the US government yesterday to take the lead in fighting global warming. Citing the 'unprecedented and unanticipated' effects of global warming, the scientists, including six Nobel prizewinners, presented a letter calling for an immediate reduction in US carbon emissions."

Act on climate change, top scientists warn US | Environment | The Guardian:

Wind brings 150 news jobs | argusleader.com | Argus Leader

Broadwind CEO J. Cameron Drecoll said transportation and logistics for tower sections have become increasingly complex and costly to the wind energy marketplace. Broadwind and Tower Tech will provide tower production capabilities close to major wind energy development areas and supply logistical services to project sites. He added that the service will reduce risks associated with long-distance transport.

Read the story in the Sioux Falls Argus LeaderWind brings 150 news jobs

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Changing the Habits of an entire generation


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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Q&A: "Climate Change Is Like Tossing a Pebble in a Calm Pond"

"Apparently, we have a lot learn from the ordinary lives of European yeoman and Mongolian horsemen in regards to living with climate change. As it is, rising temperatures had a profound affect throughout much of Medieval Europe and population centres around the world."

The Maya in Central America -- that was a very heavy society and basically when there were droughts, environmental stress, social disorder, that all fell apart. They were in a vulnerable position and so are we. We live in larges cities; there are many, many more of us.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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The age of Stupid


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Saturday, May 24, 2008

t r u t h o u t | $130 Oil: Is That a Tipping Point?

"We may finally have crossed the line where the price of crude actually matters for most companies," said Peter Boockvar, equity strategist at New York financial firm Miller Tabak & Co. "The stock market has been in la-la land when it comes to oil, but they got a pretty good dose of reality the last few days."

The ill effects of the latest price hikes would not be so surprising if it were not for the fact that the nation's economy and financial markets remained blissfully unruffled by oil's upward march during most of the last five years. Until this week.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

t r u t h o u t | Mazzocchi, Speth and Capitalism's Future

t r u t h o u t | Mazzocchi, Speth and Capitalism's Future: "

"Capitalism as we know it today is incapable of sustaining the environment."

Monday, May 19, 2008

Winds of Change

A stunning new report just issued by the Bush administration finds that for under 2 cents a day per household, Americans could get 300 gigawatts of wind by 2030. That would:

* Reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation by 25 percent in 2030.
* Reduce natural gas use by 11 percent.
* Reduce cumulative water consumption associated with electricity generation by 4 trillion gallons by 2030.
* Support roughly 500,000 # jobs in the U.S.

The report doesn't mention that this would require adopting policies the Bush administration opposes. But that's what elections are for.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Climate change regulations will generate $3 trillion. - May. 15, 2008

Climate change regulations will generate $3 trillion. - May. 15, 2008

(Fortune) -- A climate-change bill that has widespread support as it heads to the Senate floor will create an estimated $150 billion of new assets in the first year it takes effect. Between now and 2050, regulating greenhouse gases could easily generate $3 trillion worth in value in the United States.

Should that value go to utility companies, electricity customers who will face rising rates, government investments in new technology or tax cuts? Or should it be returned to all Americans?

Five Ways To Make Bike Commuting Easy | Gadget Lab from Wired.com

Five Ways To Make Bike Commuting Easy | Gadget Lab from Wired.com

Today is Bike-to-Work Day. We know what you're thinking. Biking to work is great and all, but it's just not practical, right? Wrong. Think of the advantages. No wasted gas, no searching for a parking spot, no waiting in traffic jams. In fact, the bike could end up getting you to work quicker. But there are some things a car does better and so, in honor of the day, we've put together a list of things you can add to make two wheels just as comfortable as four.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

OneWorld U.S. Home / Today's News - Pedaling Toward Cleaner Cities

OneWorld U.S. Home Pedaling Toward Cleaner Cities

WASHINGTON, May 13 (OneWorld) - What single silver bullet can simultaneously reduce air pollution and oil dependency, roll back urban congestion, and fight obesity?

It's not a pill, nor a complicated formula concocted by the World Bank. People around the world are turning to bicycles by the millions, as governments rush to create incentives for the low-tech transport alternative to gas-glugging, smog-making, traffic jam-producing automobiles.