The full measure of damage caused by Hurricane Katrina may not be known for days. AP News has a list of the effects known to date, here. Rescue efforts are still underway in most areas. Los Angeles County Fire Department’s swift-water rescue team left L.A. early this morning to join the rescue efforts, as worn out National Guard units “strained by long overseas deployments” and volunteers from across the country scramble to get to the hurricane ravaged area. Last night I posted, Katrina’s Real Name — Global Warming, about an OP/ED by Global Warming author Ross Gelbspan. A reader pointed me to Salon’s, Katrina’s destructive waves, noting that Kerry Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, … Continue reading
Today, Sen. Kerry and Rep. Waxman have asked the GAO to investigate the extent to which White House officials and political appointees at agencies have manipulated the science on global warming. Below is their letter. June 9, 2005 Mr. David M. Walker Comptroller General of the United States Government Accountability Office Washington, DC 20548 Dear Mr. Walker: Yesterday, the New York Times reported that a top White House official, former oil industry lobbyist Phillip A. Cooney, has reviewed and altered government scientific reports on global warming. According to the Times, Mr. Cooney has “repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between [greenhouse] emissions and global warming, according to internal documents.” In addition to altering documents, political … Continue reading
Republicans want to deny that it’s happening, but some know better than to believe their phony science and lies. All one has to do is look at the weather patterns over the past year or so and the undeniable Arctic Melting to understand that Global Warming is happening and we better do something about it before it is too late. Ross Gelbspan, the author of ”The Heat Is On” and ”Boiling Point” tells it like it is, in his OP/ED in the Boston Globe: Katrina’s real name. The hurricane that struck Louisiana yesterday was nicknamed Katrina by the National Weather Service. Its real name is global warming. When the year began with a two-foot snowfall in Los Angeles, the cause … Continue reading
The LCV annouced today that are endorsing Washington Senator Maria Cantwell for re-election. Cantwell is their first endorsement for the 2006 election cycle. LCV is proud to announce its first endorsement of the 2006 election cycle: Washington Senator Maria Cantwell. Senator Cantwell is one of our nation’s strongest environmental leaders in Congress — one of only two Senators to earn a perfect score on LCV’s 2004 National Environmental Scorecard. She fights every day to protect the health, quality of life, and pocketbooks of Washington families.
After a weekend of protests outside of his Crawford ranch, Bush has left the HEAT of Texas, for a little Medicare Bamboozle Tour in Arizona and California. President Bush tried Monday to drum up support for a Medicare prescription drug benefit that begins next year, encouraging audiences to learn about the new plan even if they don’t want to sign up.
Looks as though the Governator is taking another page out of the Bush guide to choosing environmental appointees. When first elected Arhnold wowed some environmentalists in California by showing himself to be on the green side of the environment. Now it seems that the only green Arhnold cares about is $$$, when it comes to the environment. Many Californians who voted for Arhnold and feeling a similar pang of Buyer’s Remorse, that Bush voters are now feeling. Schwarzenegger’s effort to be a green Republican has been one of the principal ways the governor has depicted himself as being above Sacramento’s traditional partisan divides. But in a reversal from the beginning of his tenure, it is now environmentalists who are objecting … Continue reading
Late last night I posted that Senators Lugar and Obama were detained before departing from Russia yesterday. They were there on a fact finding mission, touring nuclear weapon destruction sites. Jeff Zeleny, a Chicago Tribune correspondent posed this question about the incident: “Wasn’t the Cold War supposed to be over?” Here’s a few quips from his story: What began as a seeming bureaucratic misunderstanding escalated into an incident involving the White House, the State Department and several U.S. military officials in Washington and their Russian counterparts in Moscow.
Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Info, Updated September 1, 2005, 11:30 p.m., pst. Our updated list can be found here. We will continue to update this list as more organizations get involved. Relief Organizations: America’s Second Harvest: 800-344-8070. Adventist Community Services: 800-381-7171. B’nai B’rith Disaster Relief Fund: http://www.bnaibrith.org/ Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/ Christian Disaster Response: 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554. Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: 800-848-5818. Church World Service: 800-297-1516. Convoy of Hope: 417-823-8998.