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Archive: January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010

Not a partisan issue

The Senate considered bipartisan cap-and-trade legislation by McCain(R)-Lieberman(D) in 2005 and Lieberman(D)-Warner(R) in 2008. Why can't it pass a bipartisan Kerry(D)-Graham(R) cap-and-trade/clean energy bill in 2010?

By Donald F. Boesch | January 23, 2010; 8:35 AM ET | Comments (4)

A supreme decision

Q: What does the outcome of the Massachusetts Senate election mean for the chances of a climate bill passing the Senate this year? The election of Scott Brown as a senator will obviously not strengthen the chances of passing a...

By Rick Edmund | January 22, 2010; 10:03 PM ET | Comments (7)

Game On! Bi-partisan approach needed.

What does the outcome of the Massachusetts Senate election mean for the chances of a climate bill passing the Senate this year? Even before the Massachusetts election, the success of a climate bill in 2010 was contingent on how much...

By Jessy Tolkan | January 22, 2010; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (7)

Legislation will likely be delayed

What does the outcome of the Massachusetts Senate election mean for the chances of a climate bill passing the Senate this year? Pundits will be dissecting the Massachusetts "black swan" for weeks, while both parties will spin it to their...

By William O'Keefe | January 21, 2010; 2:10 PM ET | Comments (2)

It shouldn't make a difference!

The shift in the balance of power in the Senate may well have a negative impact on the cap-and-trade aspect of the energy / climate bill, but it really shouldn't. Political opponents the world over seem to be debating the science of climate change, when almost without exception, the very scientific institutions that they finance are telling them that there is a problem that needs addressing.

By David Hone | January 21, 2010; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (4)

What happened to global cooling?

I thought I should provide an update of my initial posting on this question based on comments and new developments.Here is a great new video addressing the issue of the recent cold snap. Climate change deniers have in recent years...

By Donald F. Boesch | January 19, 2010; 8:51 AM ET | Comments (1)

 
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