Moral Consideration of Plants

From the Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology. I think I’ll go kick a dandelion.

Hat tip: Volokh Conspiracy.

How to Lose an Election

Bill Clinton says, “We just have to slow down our economy” to fight global warming. This is the same guy who swept into office on James Carville’s mantra that it’s “the economy, stupid,” right? Is the Clinton campaign even looking at polls like this one? This one?

Ethanol’s Dirty Side

According to this report to the California Air Resources Board, total ethanol emissions actual surpass fossil fuel emissions. Hat tip to Blog.

Another Interesting Global Warming Report

An interesting (and short) paper was just released explaining how the IPCC 2007 report is based on flawed (i.e., outdated) data. It’s by a mathematician and engineer, but he’s dealing mostly with mathematical data, for those of you who are skeptical based on his background. Check it out here: Carbon Emissions Don’t Cause Global Warming (PDF)