25 Apr '11, 11pm

Dot Earth: Two Views of Climate Cause and Effect

1) Unless I’m missing it, I don’t see anyone noting that lobbying, communication and education expenditures (and person hours of work) related to climate legislation were hardly operating in a vacuum. Can any analysis of influences on a legislative battle exclude campaign contributions, for instance? 2) One thing I don’t see explored in the report, and certainly don’t see discussed by Matt’s critics, is what seems like a profound strategic failure on the part of environmental groups and their allies — the failure to compromise earlier in the legislative effort. The debate over the past week has been confined to actions during the end game of a decade-long process. But to my mind, the path toward failure was being carved years ago. The first failure came when Senator McCain added provisions favoring nuclear to the McCain-Lieberman climate bill. The next was over the safety ...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/two-views-of...

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greenbiz.com 27 Apr '11, 5pm

The Global Legislators Organisation, known as GLOBE International, has been running a climate change dialogue for cross‐pa...