Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Global Warming News, January 9, 2007

Brian Schweitzer with a vial of fuel made from coal (Telegraph [uk])

Tom Friedman meets my guy Brian Schweitzer [TimesSelect Wall; also here] and likes what he sees; Schweitzer is touting clean coal technology, which I'm not sold on even though I think he's great. He certainly won over Friedman, who's probably just happy to stop talking about Iraq and Friedman Units (Hint: The next six months are ALWAYS critical).

Last year officially the hottest on record. Great.

"No one should be surprised that 2006 is the hottest year on record for the U.S.," said Brenda Ekwurzel, a climate scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, a public interest group. "When you look at temperatures across the globe, every single year since 1993 has been in the top 20 warmest years on record."

"Realistically, we have to start fighting global warming in the next 10 years if we want to secure a safe environment for our children and grandchildren," she said.

The Beeb caught a Chrysler economist
mocking European attitudes toward global warming:

describing climate change as "way, way in the future, with a high degree of uncertainty".

a comment which Chrysler has now disavowed.

The UN is trying to convene a meeting
to prepare the successor to the Kyoto protocol; I would advise January 2009, after the Master of Disaster has left the White House.


Anonymous said...

Mr. Friedman got snookered by Governor Schweitzer. You can't promote coal to liquids and be serious about dealing with global warming. see

truth said...

Agreed. He's promoting his state, not true renewable energy.