October 2008 Environment & Climate News: No Warming Crisis

Published October 9, 2008

The October 2008 issue of Environment & Climate News features several articles about the rapidly waning concern over global warming. On page 1:

* Facing heightened demands from Republicans and a grown number of Democrats to boost domestic production of oil and natural gas, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid nevertheless adjourned Congress for the summer without permitting a vote on the issue.

* New Jersey Assemblyman Michael Doherty says new scientific data justify repealing the state’s wide-ranging list of regulations aimed at reducing global warming.

* Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, whose past statements and actions indicated a lack of support for nuclear power plant construction, is now speaking out more favorably.

* James Hansen, the NASA staffer who has called for global warming skeptics to be put on trial, has declined an invitation to defend is views in a College of William and Mary debate.

Also in this issue: oyster farming, Alabama vs. the feds, oil shale, grocery bags, eggplant, wind, and more. Heartland Science Director reviews How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, by Bjorn Lomborg.