Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Good news ...

... maybe: Environmentalism Evolves. "... you don't even have to care about global warming to be against burning fossil fuels." Indeed.

And here's more on that Whopping Utility Bill. Especially important to read - in full - is this undercovered news.

Finally, it is worth remembering this resolution, passed 95-0 in 1997 by a Senate presided over by then-Vice President Gore.

You may also have missed this: Way, Way Beyond Kyoto.


  1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson-and-james-boyce/a-far-too-convenient-mea_b_42171.html

    "This afternoon, a group calling itself 'The Tennessee Center For Policy Research' sent out a press release denouncing Vice President Gore for the size of his household electrical bills."

    "Let's start right there. How did they get the utility bills? They also didn't have the courtesy to ask Vice President Gore about them (despite their hollow claim of being non-partisan.)"

    And why would a 'think tank' possibly care about what Al Gore spends on gas?"

    "Actually, let's start with a more basic question. Who are these people? Well, a quick check of Alexa reveals their web site gets no traffic. Are they legitimate? Well, again, they claim to be non-partisan but only link to far-right and conservative groups so regardless of what their status is with the IRS, this is a conservative, strongly-leaning Republican organization."

    Also, see:


    This story originated with writer Peter Schweizer and has already been discredited (see above linked sory). The Tennessee Policy Institute, which is little more than a web site run by one Drew Johnson, has merely revived this dubious story since Gore won his Oscar.

  2. "Environmentalism Evolves" profiles Stewart Brand, longtime environmentalist who has called for a second look at nuclear energy and genetically modified foods. Since Stewart was kind enough to endorse my novel of nuclear power (Rad Decision) I tend to think he's right about everything. If nothing else, he's always thinking, which is a good trait for anyone.....