Global Warming: Politics, Government and the Courts
Governments play an important role in the effort to reduce global warming with public policies and tax incentives that help to promote constructive action by businesses and consumers, and through regulation that can prevent abuses that worsen the problem.
- Should the United States Ratify the Kyoto Protocol?
- U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Bush Policy on Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Six Ex-EPA Chiefs Urge Bush to Curb Global Warming
- Federal Agencies Investigate Claims that Bush Administration Muzzled Scientists
- Congressional Interest in Global Warming Heats Up
- California Passes Breakthrough Bill to Help Curb Global Warming
- U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
- 500 U.S. Cities Pledge to Reduce Global Warming
Business and industry are often cast as environmental villains, and while it is true that the business community produces more than its share of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, businesses also create many of the innovative technologies and strategies needed to address global warming and other serious environmental issues. Ultimately, businesses respond to the market, and the market is you and me.
- U.S. Climate Action Partnership: A Coalition for Change
- U.S. Climate Action Partnership Doubles Membership; General Motors Signs On to Fight Global Warming
- Rogers and Me: An Interview with Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers
The environment has become a hot topic for the media, with global warming leading the list of subjects. One of the best examples is An Inconvenient Truth, which evolved from a slide show into a documentary film that won two Academy Awards.
Despite widespread scientific consensus about the reality and urgency of global warming and its anticipated effects, there are still people who swear that global warming is a hoax and others who argue that no scientific evidence exists. The arguments of most global warming skeptics are easy to refute if you know the facts.
- ExxonMobil-Funded Group Offers Scientists Cash to Attack Major New Global Warming Study
- Utility Pays Global Warming Skeptic-for-Hire $100,000
- Scientist Denounces TV Ads for Deliberately Misleading Public on Global Warming
For additional information and perspectives on global warming and related issues, check out the following sites:
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- The Royal Society—Climate Change
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—Climate Change
- Climate Change for Kids—U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Real Climate: Climate Science from Climate Scientists
- National Resources Defense Council—Global Warming
- Sierra Club—Global Warming and Energy