Saturday, February 17, 2007

January smashed record as the world's warmest

Let's not start actually taking action yet until we get real proof!

"This January didn't just break the record, it smashed the record by quite a bit," said Kevin Trenberth, head of climate analysis for the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

The average global temperature in January was 55.13 degrees Fahrenheit, beating a 2002 record of 54.31 degrees.
The five warmest Januaries on record occurred in the past six years, said Jay Lawrimore, chief of the climate-monitoring branch of NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, which produced the report. Land temperatures also were the warmest on record last month, while ocean-surface temperatures were the fourth- warmest.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

How feds' top environmental prosecutor built home with big-oil lobbyist

I sure am glad Bush has brought honor back to the executive branch!!!

WASHINGTON -- A House committee will investigate and request documents on a real estate deal involving the government's top environmental prosecutor and ConocoPhillips' top lobbyist, and legal agreements between the government and the oil company.

Prosecutor, Sue Ellen Wooldridge, bought a $1 million vacation home on Kiawah Island, S.C., with ConocoPhillips Vice President Donald R. Duncan, nine months before agreeing to let the company delay a half-billion-dollar pollution cleanup. It was one of two proposed consent decrees Wooldridge signed with ConocoPhillips just before resigning last month.

"There appears to be a breakdown of ethics at the Justice Department," the committee's chairman, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said Wednesday night. "Senior Justice Department officials should not be handling cases that affect their close friends and investment partners."