Cool Green Morning: Friday, August 7

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Published on August 7th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

What’s the best song about climate change? Grist’s Dave Roberts has his picks (see below), and we have ours (see video above), which we’re sure will get your weekend off to a silently rolling (if not flying) start. It’s all in another edition of Coolness:

  1. Jobs, jobs, jobs — that’s what it’s down to for the climate bill in the U.S. Senate, reports Environmental Capital, as 10 Democratic U.S. senators (nicknamed the “Brown Dogs”) send a letter to President Obama demanding carbon tariffs against any country with looser environmental standards. Read the letter (PDF).
  2. On the other side of the world, China might be softening its opposition to a hard cap on its carbon emissions, concludes The Wall Street Journal (through much tea leaf reading, no pun intended. Hat tip: The Vine.)
  3. Swiss villagers want an audience with Pope Benedict to pray that global warming will stop — because their nearby glacier is melting fast, reports Planet Ark.
  4. Greenie criticism of the cash-for-clunkers program grows ever louder, says Green Tech’s Martin Lamonica, with one enviro saying: “As a carbon dioxide policy, this is a terribly wasteful thing to do.”
  5. Apologies for missing this Wednesday — Grist’s Dave Roberts lists 11 songs about climate change, from the really, really awful to the not so bad (see video above for Casual Mafia’s mock-rap “In My Prius,” which was #2 on Roberts’ list. Money line: “You won’t see me/Ever hit E with my MPGs.”)
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