Politics

Recycling Law Adopted in China

August 29, 2008 / No Comments

From January 1, 2009, China will begin recycling by a law that will promote a circular economy. The law was passed at the 11th Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC). It took three readings to get it right. China is riding on the heels of a very successful Olympics. The new push - boost sustainable development through: energy saving pollution reduction No ...

Protester Superglues Himself to British Prime-Minister

July 23, 2008 / No Comments

In the same category with the recent PETA protesters that tried to make a statement , we have someone that got better ideas. He's really on the next level. To oppose against building the third runway at Heathrow, Dan Glass of London's climate group Plane Stupid, unsuccessfully tried to superglue himself to the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's jacket, when ...

European Union – Concerned About the Length of Cucumbers and Curvature of Bananas

July 16, 2008 / 1 Comment

This story may not need any more words other than the title to make you laugh out loud, but we'll try. Apparently there are standards for the length of the cucumber and for the curvature of bananas and the European Union won't leave it alone. They want to make sure these things are and will be properly regulated. Original image ...

Schwarzenegger and Bush at Odds over Global Warming

July 14, 2008 / 1 Comment

President Bush has the Terminator after him now. California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is accusing Bush of not believing in global warming because the White House has decided to delay a decision of regulating greenhouse gases. Bush is in a no win situation. The Governator also said that Bush would be insincere if his administration took action in the last six months ...

G-8 Wants to Halve Emissions by 2050

July 8, 2008 / No Comments

Well, the G-8 has a vision, but do they have a plan? Japan's PM Fukuda was able to save face - "The G8 nations came to a mutual recognition that this target -- cutting global emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 -- should be a global target." The United States got heard. Emerging economies, India, China, Brazil are included - ...

G-8 Summiteers Unlikely to Reach an Agreement on a Climate Deal

July 7, 2008 / No Comments

I am not sure how many musketeers there were, but, there are at least eight G-8 Summiteers who are acting like their Disney counterparts. The group just started meeting today and have already all but concluded that they won't reach a deal on fighting global warming. Here's why: 1. Global inflation resulting from soaring food and fuel prices are too much. 2. African poverty ...

7 Points Where A Little Child Shall Lead at the G-8 Summit

July 7, 2008 / No Comments

The Junior Eight Summit group handed the senior group a proposal - 1.  ''put forth a treaty that includes all nations and has strict but reasonable guidelines for meeting greenhouse gas emission targets." 2.  "have progressive short- and long-term goals and a revised framework which ensures that promises are kept." 3.  "promote the rights of children, especially girls" 4. "boost investment in Africa" 5. "tackle ...

Laser Remote Sensing Cars to Fight High Emission Vehicles

June 26, 2008 / No Comments

Tokyo Tells Large Buildings to Cut CO2 Emissions. Now, Beijing is banning high-emission vehicles. For whatever reason these kinds of things remind me of a ceasefire in a war. If they can stop now, or for a while, why can't they stop for good? Yellow vehicles are those with, surprise, a yellow sticker on them for not being able to ...

Half of All Government Cars Removed from Streets

June 25, 2008 / No Comments

Beijing is getting serious about clean air during the Olympics. The city has removed one half of all government vehicles from the streets of Beijing. The move eases congestion, reduces emissions and saves resources for a greener Olympics, which start 8-8-08. "The government wants to take the lead in guaranteeing smooth transport during the Games," said a transport official. The move ...

Captain Planet Al Gore – Where were you when I needed you?

June 17, 2008 / No Comments

Al Gore, aka, Captain Planet scores no points for coming to the Obama camp AFTER Barack secures the nomination. What's up with that? Seriously. "Over the next four years, we are going to face many difficult challenges” including bringing our troops home from Iraq, fixing our economy, and solving the climate crisis", Al Gore said. "Barack Obama is clearly the ...