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Mean Joe Green #10: Pessimistic Poetry

I am typically an optimistic, hopeful fella. But, a recent look at NRDC’s Bush Record, and a peek at Bush’s Orwellian “Clear Skies Act“, and this recent study on the environmental apathy of US citizens have turned my blue skies gray. This bout with pessimism led to the poem and morbid cartoon after the break. […]

May 16th

Why Is the EPA Reaching Out?

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun a “National Dialogue” about what information the public needs from the agency and how the agency can better provide that information. Interested parties can now let the agency know what they think on EPA’s new interactive Web page (I’d love to a fly on that digital wall). Additionally, agency […]

April 28th

Americans are Stupid When it Comes to Global Warming

In honor, or dishonor, of Earth Day, a Gallup poll is conducted each year about Americans’ opinions on environmental issues. For 19 years, Americans have been asked to rate their personal environmental concerns and what level of action is required to solve these problems. Despite Al Gore and all of his efforts, public opinion has […]

April 23rd

Mean Joe Green #6: Hug ’em While You Can!

The National Resource Defense Council keeps a Bush Record here. I was reading the section on National Forests and Roadless Areas and was relieved to think his reign of environmental destruction will soon come to an end. Then I thought–damn, he did a lot of damage in 8 years!!! Then I thought of this…

April 19th

Odd Couples for Climate Change

I came across some interesting bipartisan ads today. One featuring Newt Gingrich with Nancy Pelosi and the other featuring Al Sharpton with Pat Robertson. In the ads each of these “odd couples” sat together on a couch and presented a united front urging the public to embrace efforts for climate change. I loved it! Then […]

April 18th

The War on Global Warming

The US government likes to declare war on issues in which there are no clear enemies, while physically fighting undeclared wars against foreign people. President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. President Richard Nixon declared war on cancer and recreational drugs. Will George W. Bush declare war on climate change? Tim Hurst wrote, “I would […]

April 16th

Could Action on Climate Really Be Bush Legacy?

For Teddy Roosevelt it was the creation of our system of National Parks. For Richard Nixon it was the passage of landmark environmental reforms found in the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. For Bill Clinton it was an eleventh-hour preservation of millions of acres of public lands. […]

April 15th

Video: Obama on Climate and Energy

If you ask me, one of the best things about this election season thus far, is that voters who never thought their state’s caucus or primary would actually matter in deciding a presidential nominee, are finding out that they do matter – quite considerably. Our friends over at EnviroWonk did an excellent job of covering […]

April 11th