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Global Warming Blogswarm October 15

Posted by libhom Sunday, October 11, 2009

Blog <br />Action Day

This year's Blog Action Day will focus on Climate Change. Here's the reason they chose Climate Change as the topic. (Hat Tip Blue Gal)

Climate change affects us all and it threatens more than the environment. It threatens to cause famine, flooding, war, and millions of refugees.

Given the urgency of the issue of climate change and the upcoming international climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December, we think the blogosphere has the unique opportunity to mobilize millions of people around expressing support for finding a sustainable solution to the climate crisis.

The corporate PR and lobbying people have been spending a lot of money to deny Global Warming and delay action. A lot of people on the right are falling for the propaganda. It's critical that we make a major push to get reality back into the discussion and fight for real changes to protect our planet.

 

6 comments

  1. Lew Scannon Says:
  2. While I am not a global warming deier, I am strenuously opposed to cap-and-trade, carbon offsets, and other schemes that allow polluters to keep polluting and pass the cost (both financial and ecological) on to the persons gaining the least from it.

     
  3. libhom Says:
  4. Lew: I agree with you on carbon offsets. I support the cap part of cap and trade, but oppose the trading part. I think it would be wonderful if you blogged on why you don't want emissions shifting.

     
  5. JayV Says:
  6. This is cool, thanks. libhom, I have a friend who's libertarian, I guess, and he and his buddy are always debunking the the human-made contributions to global warming, saying this is cyclical. I don't know how to argue with them at all! They just won't even listen to me and say I've been brainwashed! -*Frustrated Jay*

     
  7. GDAEman Says:
  8. Thanks for the head's up.

    I hear one of the key economists who developed the cap & trade methods is now promoting a carbon tax. He doesn't believe c & t will work fast enough.

     
  9. (O)CT(O)PUS Says:
  10. While I am not pleased about allowing polluters to continue to pollute, the underlying economics of energy policy must be taken into account. Right now, the cheapest energy source is coal ... at about 5 cents per kilowatt hour. The entry cost for wind generation falls between 8 and 11 cents k/h. For renewable energy (RE) sources such as solar and wind to be truly viable in economic terms, the base cost of coal generation must rise for RE sources to be more cost competitive. That is the purpose of carbon offsets and C&T. The holy grail of energy economics is succinctly defined as:

    R E < C

    where renewable energy (RE) is less than the cost of coal.

     
  11. Pagan Sphinx Says:
  12. I'm sorry to only now be finding out about this. I'm now following your blog more closely, through the updated blogger roll.

    Tonight I'm just too ill to put anything up that's of value.

    Next time you do a blogswarm, drop me me a comment or email.

    I'll follow the results tomorrow. It's the least I can do.

     

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