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daily link  Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Evangelical Leaders Join Global Warming Initiative:  Surprising to me, and hopeful. " [A] television spot links images of drought, starvation and Hurricane Katrina to global warming. In it, the Rev. Joel Hunter, pastor of a megachurch in Longwood, Fla., says: "As Christians, our faith in Jesus Christ compels us to love our neighbors and to be stewards of God's creation. The good news is that with God's help, we can stop global warming, for our kids, our world and for the Lord."  The advertisements are to be shown in Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Virginia.

The Evangelical Climate Initiative, at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars, is being supported by individuals and foundations, including the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Hewlett Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation."

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daily link  Saturday, February 04, 2006


United States Ranks 28th on Environment:  Among other measures, the GHG per GDP was interesting:  "The study shows that annual carbon dioxide emissions, measured as metric tons per $1 million of gross domestic product, average about 363 tons. North Korea, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Mongolia rank at the bottom of the scale, with amounts ranging from Mongolia's 1,992 tons to North Korea's 4,859 tons.

Carbon dioxide emissions from nations with rapid economic expansion, like China and India, are more than double the world average (731 tons and 621 tons, respectively). The United States, at 171 tons per $1 million of gross domestic product, ranks well behind some other nations in the Group of 8, the major industrial powers - France (56), Japan (57), Germany (80) and Britain (118) - but close to Canada (168), ahead of Australia (209) and far ahead of Russia (914)."  At today's $10-30 per metric ton, the global average "GDP tax" for GHG offsets would be under 1%, and the US under .5%.

  3:41:19 PM  permalink  


daily link  Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Algae to produce hydrogen:  Links to research in progress.  References and images of computer simulations of hydrogen and oxygen generation at very small scale.
  8:28:15 AM  permalink  

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