Gerry Canavan

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Envirolinks!

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Envirolinks!

* Climate Debate Daily, from the good (if too conservative) folks who bring you Arts & Letters Daily, is the latest addition to the ecology section of my sidebar.

* And from way back in February: the top 50 eco blogs, as ranked by the Guardian.

* 25 tips to make your apartment a green paradise.

* More from the the 55-mph wars: Nissan’s new ECO pedal “presses back upward when it senses drivers are driving too quickly.”

* ‘Junk Mail Produces as Much CO2 as 7 States Combined.’ Here’s how to stop it.

* ‘Prepare for global temperature rise of 4°C, warns top scientist.’

* Scientists predict that the disappearance of Arctic sea ice ‘will lead to a large-scale transfer of shellfish, snails, and other animals from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic.’

* But will algal ethanol save us? Virgin Airlines says yes!

Written by gerrycanavan

August 10, 2008 at 12:10 am

More Eco Links

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More eco and politics links.

* From the comments comes a link to drive55.org, a web site devoted to popularizing the largely defunct 55 mph speed limit in the name of carbon efficiency. A thing like this is long on science but short of politics—I don’t think I know a single person who voluntarily limits their speed, and I know a whole lot of hippies and eco-freaks. Better to advocate policies that eliminate people’s need to drive, like functional light and high-speed rail systems, than to try and rewrite human nature.

* Has the high price of oil put the brakes on globalization?

* John McCain: “A surprisingly immature politician.”

* See also: Multiple Oil Company Executives Gave Huge Contributions To Electing McCain Just Days After Offshore Drilling Reversal. More at Grist, including a sharp new Obama ad.

* Why Kaine over Sebelius?

So far as I can tell, Kaine’s advantages over Sebelius consist of these: his swing-state residency (not useless, but I thought consensus is that picking veeps for their regional influence is so last century), his faith (he’s Roman Catholic), and his Y chromosome.

Update: Several readers point out Sebelius is also Catholic.

It’s a good case, even if it shoots my Virginia Strategem to hell; the more I find out about Kaine the more I sour on him. More here.

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August 5, 2008 at 1:56 am