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BREAKING: Zawahiri Dead, Global Warming Suspected

by Scott Ott · 125 Comments

(2008-08-02) — CBS News foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan, in an exclusive, Friday reported that al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri may be dead, and a local Taliban leader blames global warming.

According to a letter from the Taliban official, “Dr. Zawahiri was enjoying a meal when the earth suddenly heated up by several thousand degrees,” said [...]

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Tags: Global News

Senate Climate Bill: Switch from Oil to Money

by Scott Ott · 46 Comments

(2008-06-03) — The global warming bill, up for debate in the Senate this week, includes a little-known provision to reduce the nation’s collective carbon footprint, and to make the U.S. energy-independent by replacing the burning of petroleum products with the burning of paper currency.
Under the terms of the legislation, Congress would require that businesses and [...]

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Tags: Business · Science · Technology · U.S. News

Backing McCain Energy Plan, GOP Voters to Stay Home

by Scott Ott · 28 Comments

(2008-05-13) — A day after Republican presidential candidate John McCain unveiled his cap-and-trade plan to defeat the imminent threat of global warming, a coalition of conservative voters announced it would enthusiastically support his proposal by refusing to burn fossil fuels on November 4, 2008.

“We’re eager to live out Sen. McCain’s conservative vision for the earth,” [...]

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Tags: Politics · Science

Bush Welcomes Gore with Low-Carbon Ceremony

by Scott Ott · 38 Comments

(2007-11-26) — President George Bush today demonstrated that he can be gracious to his defeated opponents by welcoming former presidential rival Al Gore to the White House with a low-carbon ceremony to celebrate Mr. Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize for publicizing man-made global warming.
The day’s events began when the White House sent an ox cart to [...]

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Tags: Science · U.S. News

Bush Vows to Win ‘War on Science’

by Scott Ott · 25 Comments

(2007-10-05) — Criticized by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, for waging a “war on science” by limiting taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research and refusing to sign the Kyoto protocol on climate change, President George Bush today vowed to “win that war too.”
“When we go to war,” said Mr. Bush. “We go to liberate the [...]

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Tags: Politics · Science