Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Exxon Mobil - Still Funding the Nay-Sayers

BusinessGreen blog gives an update -- Exxon Mobil is still funding global warming deniers.

Research from Greenpeace gives the full story: "We have found that, despite the rhetoric, ExxonMobil continues to fund the majority of the organizations which have been central to the global warming denial campaign the company has run for the past decade or more."

Check out the blog: View from the States: Exxon Mobil - The Rest of the Story
May 22, 2007

Monday, May 7, 2007

Scientists Warn of Severe Effects of Global Warming

From time to time Working Films finds interesting news articles we want to share with you.

Check out this article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution about the testimony of experts witnesses who shared their concerns about the impact of global climate change with Congress. Also take a look at the responses of Congressional Representatives who don't believe the scientists. This article reminds me how much work there is to do. Like the global warming messengers in Everything's Cool we all have to keep up the pressure to make sure that more of our leaders understand the reality of global warming.

Scientists warn of global warming doom; skeptics scoff

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/27/07

"Mexican butterflies fluttering around Austin, Texas, could be harbingers of a global apocalypse caused by climate change, scientists warned a congressional committee Thursday.

Global warming is reaching a point at which flooding, pestilence, fire, disease and starvation could threaten human existence, academics told the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

Earth is approaching "tipping points of the system with the potential for irreversible deleterious effects," said James Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies..."]

Read the entire article here.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Pope urges world leaders to fight global warming

Working Films is always on the lookout for new developments in the news about global warming. This is the first in a series of future posts highlighting interesting news articles we think you might like to have a look at.

Increasingly a diverse set of constituencies is lining up to fight global warming, and one of these constituencies is the world's Catholics. At a recent Vatican conference on climate change Pope Benedict said that scientists, religious leaders, and political leaders should "respect creation" while "focusing on the needs of sustainable development." To find out more about how the Catholic Church is responding to global climate change read this article that we found in London's The Guardian newspaper.

Protect God's Creation: Vatican issues new green message for world's Catholics
John Vidal and Tom Kington in Rome
Friday April 27, 2007
The Guardian

Read the entire article here.