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Global Warming: Government and Business Interests in Global Warming

What are governments and businesses doing about global warming--to make global warming better or worse? Find out here.

Bush Announces U.S. Plan to Tackle Global Warming
President George W. Bush, long accused of ignoring the problem of climate change and opposing international efforts to develop a solution, has proposed his own strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that intensify the greenhouse effect and contribute to global warming.

500 U.S. Cities Pledge to Reduce Global Warming
On May 15, 2007, Tulsa, Oklahoma became the 500th city to endorse the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a voluntary commitment by U.S. cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global warming pollution in their communities to 7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012.

U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
When the U.S. government refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels rallied mayors from other cities across the United States to join him in a nationwide effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce global warming by adopting the Kyoto targets.

U.S. Climate Action Partnership: A Coalition for Change
The United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) is an unusual coalition of U.S. industry and environmental leaders set on reducing global warming through federal legislation and a market-driven approach that includes a mandatory cap on greenhouse gas emissions.

Rogers and Me
Meet Jim Rogers, a great American paradox. Rogers is the CEO of Duke Energy, a huge power company and a major polluter, but he is also one of the United States' leading advocates for federal regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions. In this wide-ranging interview with Amanda Griscom Little of Grist magazine, Rogers Rogers talks about the professional, political, and personal factors that fuel his concern about climate change.

Major Global Warming Conference in Montreal
Get the details of an international global warming conference held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in November 2005, which included an appeal by world leaders for the U.S. to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.

Record Increase in U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sparks Global Controv
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have set a new global record for the highest level of emissions ever recorded by any country. When the EPA released these figures, British scientists quickly condemned the increase, criticising the U.S. for failing to lead international efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and reduce global warming.

What's Being Done About Global Warming?
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change reports on what is being done about global warming internationally, at the federal and state levels in the United States, and in the business community.

Cutting Night Flights Could Reduce Global Warming
Reducing or eliminating commercial airline flights at night, and especially in winter, could help slow global warming by lowering greenhouse gas emissions caused by air traffic, according to a study by meteorologists at the University of Reading in southern England.

World Leaders Launch Initiative to Accelerate Work on Global Warming
Lawmakers from G8 nations and five major developing countries, plus officials from financial and business organizations, are backing an initiative to monitor global warming and force governments to act more decisively to control it.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Landmark Case on Global Warming
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal aimed at forcing the Bush administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action against global warming by regulating carbon dioxide emissions.

U.S. Autos Account for Half of Global Warming Linked to Cars Worldwide
U.S. automobiles and light trucks are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gases emitted by automobiles globally, according to a new study by Environmental Defense.

Six Ex-EPA Chiefs Urge Bush to Curb Global Warming
Six former heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, five of them Republicans, have called on the Bush Administration to stop talking about the weather and start doing something about it, by setting mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions that lead to widespread climate change and global warming.

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