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US Senate Stalls on Climate Change
Reuters reports that debate on reducing carbon emissions is in “legislative limbo”. A draft proposal of almost 1000 pages was issued last week, but little has been done to get it on the US Senate’s agenda.
Senator John Kerry highlighted the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill which “should also drive a serious national dialogue and a debate on legislation this year to advance…
US Report Convinces on Emissions Reduction
Earlier this week, the US National Research Council released three reports on climate change calling for decisive action to limit carbon emissions.
Originally commissioned by Congress in 2008, the documents push for a greenhouse gas emissions “budget” limiting overall emissions with a measurable goal for government and industry. It stops short of a specific target but the New York Times said “advocates of climate…
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