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Continuing to raise the bar on the global response to climate change, the European Union is striving to make itself “the first economy of the low-carbon age.” By creating a plan that would cost each EU citizen 3 Euros a week the EU may well be on the path to lower emissions by 20%. All of this while the United States plans worthless tax cuts, drives bigger cars and treat the Flintstones like a documentary. So much for world leading superpower. (more…)

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Both the EU and the US took steps toward allowing meat and milk from cloned animals into the marketplace this week. The FDA could give it’s final ruling on the issue as early as next week. The EU body which is required to take ethical and social considerations into account, (unlike the FDA, obviously if black box drugs are any indication) is expected to come to a decision on approving the sale soon. (more…)

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EU Ministers have passed carbon emissions quotas on the airline industry. The US, true to delusional form, as threatened legal action. This comes on the heels of the US passing an Energy Bill which contains very limited improvements toward reversing climate manipulation. (more…)

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Condoleezza Rice and Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan held talks over the phone last night on the Turkish operations into northern Iraq against the PKK. The Turkish Military carried out a small strike on Monday as well as previous operations against PKK militants in Iraqi Kurdish areas. These raids were apparently aided by US intelligence being shared with the Turks. Although it appears not everyone down the chain of command was informed these attacks would be carried out. (more…)

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As we know, the United States is the only developed nation that refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocols. Kyoto is now near it’s tenth anniversary, as well as its end. While the rest of the world is working toward developing new, stronger policy prescriptions to stop the effects of climate manipulation, the US is still dragging its feet. It failed to send a true top level delegation to Bali, and it flatly refuses to entertain any real change in environmental policy. We suppose it’s because our president, who thinks the Flintstones were a documentary, is too busy robbing other countries of their oil, and torturing the dissenters to be bothered. Our only hope is that the rest of the world fights back. (more…)

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