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Congress’ First 100 Hours and Global Warming

Even if it’s just political football, it is refreshing for environmental and energy issues to be in play as the 110th Congress wraps up its first 100 hours. Jeremy Symons, Manager of the Climate Change Program for the National WIldlife Federation, chats with Betsy about Thursday’s big Congressional vote to make Big Oil pay taxes like other Americans.

They also review the ambitious McCain/Lieberman/Obama bill to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2% every year. That’s exciting– but can it pass? You’d almost think those guys were running for president or something…..

PART 1 (11 min) PART 2 (7 min)

Sign this petition asking Congress to end
the billions of dollars of tax giveaways to big multinational oil
companies and invest this money in clean renewable energy.

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Joseph Romm: Hell and High Water and What We Should Do

Hell Joseph Romm, former Assistant Secretary at the US Department of Energy under President Clinton and current Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, shares with Betsy his three big picture solutions to global warming,
looks back at the environmental legacy of the Clinton/Gore
administration, and shares his insights on the legacy of the sitting
(duck) presidential administration: "They only like technology that
doesn’t exist." His new book is Hell and High Water: Global Warming– and What We Should Do.

LISTEN (12 min)  Read his blog

Drunken Trees and Climate Change in Alaska

Over her lifetime Laurie Fickus has seen her community in Fairbanks physically transformed by the thawing permafrost and "drunken trees" that have become the signature features of climate change in Alaska. She shared her firsthand account with Betsy as they attended "Al Gore U." in Tennessee last week. LISTEN (8 min)

lce Collapse in the Arctic

Last week, as we sipped on cups of cider with family and friends, an ice shelf the size of Manhattan fell into the sea off of Northern Canada. Being that ice shelves, once fallen, tend not to hop back up and reattach themselves, we were left fretting over what such a fall portends. Luke Copland, a bonafide Glaciologist at the University of Ottawa, stopped by to tell us. LISTEN (7 min)

NRDC at the Alternative Car Expo

Electriccar NRDC‘s Daniel Hinerfeld chats up Ed Begley, Jr. and others about all the fun and fuel-efficiency at the Alternative Car Expo in Los Angeles. No concepts, no promises for the future, this cavalry of inspired and intelligent cars is here today. LISTEN (7 min)


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