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UK jury approves damage to power plant in defense of a commons/ other private property; libertarians and conservatives freak out by TokyoTom

See this surprising decision in the UK , letting climate-change protesters/trespassers off the hook for damages resulting from spray-painting a coal plant smokestack, on the grounds that a UK law "allows damage to be caused to property to prevent...

Ron Bailey/Reason: Gore's proposal to generate all power carbon-free in 10 years requires trillion$ on nukes by TokyoTom

On July 17, Al Gore challenged our nation to produce " 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly carbon-free sources within 10 years ". Ron Bailey , science correspondent of Reason online , has examined whether Gore's...

[Mind Games:] Penn & Teller - "Bull****" artists - get ready to change their "skeptical" stance on climate change by TokyoTom

There's an interesting bit of arm-twisting, self-deception, defensiveness and reluctant position-shifting going on in the libertarian science skeptics crowd, and Penn and Teller seem to be letting the social pressure help clear their minds. At James...

Reducing CO2 vs. expanding energy needs by TokyoTom

Ron Bailey of Reason , reporting from Bali, has an interesting post up summarizing the discussion by James Connaughton, director of President Bush's Council on Environmental Quality, on one small aspect of the climate conundrum, namely, what would...

Roy Spencer and his Christian "EcoFreako" rock band mock Al Gore's fever by TokyoTom

Further to my post on Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Dr. Roy Spencer , a prominent climate scientist/skeptic and lead guitarist in a contemporary Christian rock band at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Huntsville, Alabama, has kindly...

Gore's Nobel Peace Prize speech quotes Churchill in slamming those “decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful to be impotent.” by TokyoTom

[Update below - Roy Spencer's band plays "Earth Has a Fever"!] The speech is worth listening to, especially by those who are inclined to reject Gore's views on our changing climate, the challenges posed by human activities that affect...