Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Global Warming Up
Forest Fires Up
Fence Comes Down?
Barbara Boxer, a liberal California Democrat and one of the biggest environmental advocates on Capitol Hill, was named Tuesday to chair the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Among Boxer's first moves will be a bill to curb greenhouse gases,
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the presumed next speaker of the House, has already promised to repeal oil industry subsidies.
A mere two days after Democrats capture Congress claiming they wouldn't raise taxes, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin tells them they should do so anyway."You cannot solve the nation's fiscal problems without increased revenues," declared Mr. Rubin, the Democratic Party's leading economic spokesman.
Thousands of scientists and forestry officials from around the world gathered Monday in San Diego and to urge policymakers to consider the effects of global warming when managing wildfires.
Bird Species and Climate Change was released in Nairobi where delegates from 189 countries are attending a United Nations conference on climate change.
[Up] to 74 per cent of north-east Australia's rainforest birds and 38 per cent of European birds would be threatened by 3-degree warming, the report says.