1. Solar Greed? Humans accused of overusing the Sun!
Excerpt: HUMANS are just one of the millions of species on Earth, but we use up almost a quarter of the sun’s energy captured by plants – the most of any species. The human dominance of this natural resource is affecting other species, reducing the amount of energy available to them by almost 10 per cent, scientists report.
2. Former Colorado State Climatologist Roger Pielke, SR. Spanks Down RealClimate.org’s latest Propaganda Climate Science Responds to Real Climate’s Web Posting Of July 2 2007
Excerpts: The absence of Real Climate commenting on these [peer-reviewed] papers is by itself evidence that this website is not interesting in debating the science issues that we raise in our papers. & Real Climate, rather than engaging in the science issues raised by the photographic documentation of such a key data set in the assessment of climate change, has elected to be defensive and has sought to transfer this issue into a political debate.
3. BBC: Poll finds majority of public believes global warming fears ‘over hyped’
Excerpt: The public believes the effects of global warming on the climate are not as bad as politicians and scientists claim, a poll has suggested. There was a feeling the problem was exaggerated to make money, it found.
4. Americans Oppose Ratifying Kyoto Protocol
Excerpt: Many people in the United States would disagree with their government ratifying an international treaty seeking to reduce global pollution, according to a poll by Zogby Interactive released by UPI. 47.9 per cent of respondents think the U.S. should not sign [Editor’s note: Actually ratify] the Kyoto Protocol.
5. Global Warming May Cause Higher Pizza Prices
6. Singer Melissa Etheridge sees Gore Resurrection as source of hope
Excerpt: Gore has “actually has rekindled my hope for America and the world, to see one man so beaten down by our mistakes and our apathy hold onto his core belief that leadership can take us into a better future, and keep our world from imploding.
7. UK government rules fish feel pain, draws up ‘bill of rights’ to ban inhumane treatment
Excerpt: The government has ruled that fish may feel pain and will draw up a charter of rights to protect them from inhumane treatment in research laboratories,
8. Lessons from a 5,000 Year Hurricane Record
“An article has appeared in the prestigious journal Nature entitled “Intense hurricane activity over the past 5,000 years controlled by El Niño and the West African monsoon.” The title suggests that someone has a 5,000 year record of hurricane activity and that the activity is controlled by El Niño and weather in West Africa – there is no suggestion that hurricane activity is controlled by greenhouse gases, planetary temperature, or sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic.
9. Manure pit’s methane fumes kill five on Virginia family farm
Deadly methane gas emanating from a dairy farm’s manure pit
killed five people, including four members of a Mennonite family, authorities said.
10. Schwarzenegger accused of playing politics with state’s warming law
11. Broadcasters eye 2 billion people for Live Earth
12. Forecasters see no tropical storm activity
13. California drought creates booming business for snake wranglers
14. Global warming could increase U.S. death rate
15. Ask Al Gore a Question: Live Webcast on Thursday, July 5
16. Climate change and the world’s poor
Excerpt: “Climate change is arguably the gravest threat ever faced by humanity.”
17. Study claims capitalism is bad for men’s health
Excerpt: Communism may be oppressive, but it seems as though capitalism is bad for men’s health, according to a recent study which found significant increases in mortality rates after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
18. 116-DEGREES PREDICTED FOR VEGAS THIS WEEK; 127 FOR DEATH VALLEY…
Thanks to Marc Morano for all these links.