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ArchWeek Green 2009.0420

Postby Kevin » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:28 pm

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ArchWeek Green, from the editors of the leading architecture magazine online, brings you weekly sustainable design and building news from around our planet.

Joe Romm of Climate Progess gives a detailed dissection to the comments of House Minority Leader John Boehner (R, OH) in a recent ABC News interview. Here's just a bit of the discussion.

With two days until Earth Day 2009, it's clear we have a long way to go.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me ask you then about energy. We showed your statement on the president's decision through the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases. Also, you've come out against the president's proposal to cap-and-trade carbon emissions.

So what is the Republican answer to climate change? Is it a problem? Do you have a plan to address it?

BOEHNER: George, we believe that our all of the above energy strategy from last year continues to be the right approach on energy. That we ought to make sure that we have new sources of energy, green energy, but we need nuclear energy, we need other types of alternatives, and, yes, we need American-made oil and gas.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But that doesn't do anything when it comes to emissions, sir.

BOEHNER: When it comes to the issue of climate change, George, it's pretty clear that if we don't work with other industrialized nations around the world, what's going to happen is that we're going to ship millions of American jobs overseas. We have to deal with this in a responsible way.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So what is the responsible way? That's my question. What is the Republican plan to deal with carbon emissions, which every major scientific organization has said is contributing to climate change?

BOEHNER: George, the idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical. Every time we exhale, we exhale carbon dioxide. Every cow in the world, you know, when they do what they do, you've got more carbon dioxide. And so I think it's clear...

Yes, it certainly is! And if not yet, then the interview with annotations at Joe's blog, including helpful supporting links, shines further light.

House GOP Leader Boehner Denies Dangers of Carbon Dioxide - Climate Progress (blog), 2009.0420 ... n-comical/

Green and Sustainable Design and Building News This Week
New Solar Farm Adds Hot Water to Cheap Electricity - Reuters, 2009.0420 ... H220090420

Exxon Bumps Wal-Mart to Claim Top of Fortune 500 List - Reuters, 2009.0420 ... HI20090420

EGU: Mountain High, Climate Change - Climate Feedback (blog), 2009.0420 ... _chan.html

Stay Slim to Save the Planet - Reuters, 2009.0419 ... RG20090419

Britain to Boost "Green" Spending - Reuters, 2009.0419 ... IA20090419

New York Times and Washington Post Confuse Public with Coverage of EPA Endangerment Finding - Climate Progress (blog), 2009.0418 ... t-finding/

U.S. Court Strikes Down Bush Oil Leasing Plan - Reuters, 2009.0417 ... RN20090417

Looking Beyond the E.P.A.'s Seal of Approval - New York Times, 2009.0416 ... .html?_r=1

Hello LEED v3! - ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0415
The U.S. Green Building Council is rolling out the
long-awaited LEED Version 3 on April 27, 2009. It's been
ten years since the first LEED version was released in
1999, and this release is intended to initiate a pattern
of biennial updates.

Green Synagogue - ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0415
When the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation of Evanston,
Illinois, set out to build a new synagogue, they found the
goal of achieving LEED Platinum certification arising
naturally from the spiritual context.

Water Worries Cloud Future for U.S. Biofuel - Reuters, 2009.0414 ... 0A20090414

Deciphering California's Efficiency Successes - New York Times, 2009.0414 ... successes/

Green Walls of China - Mother Nature Network, 2009.0414 ... s-of-china

Living Buildings Are Cost Effective - Jetson Green, 2009.0414 ... dings.html

In Gritty Mexico City, a Design Boom - New York Times, 2009.0414 ... sign-boom/

LA Passes Ordinance for Green Building Retrofits - Sustainable Business, 2009.0414 ... y/id/17995

Study: Cuts in Greenhouse Gas Could Lessen Warming - New York Times, 2009.0414 ... nario.html

Steep Emissions Cuts Take a Chunk of Warming with Them - Study - Daily Climate, 2009.0414 ... rming-with

World Will Not Meet 2C Warming Target, Climate Change Experts Agree - Guardian Unlimited, 2009.0414 ... -target-2c

Obama Energy Chief Discusses Climate - New York Times, 2009.0414 ... s-climate/

Using Fungi to Replace Styrofoam - New York Times, 2009.0413 ... styrofoam/

When Lightning Strikes Wind Turbines II - New York Times, 2009.0413 ... rbines-ii/

Going Closer to the Sun for Solar Power - Reuters, 2009.0413 ... lar-power/

The Greening of Yale: New Building Ushers in Energy-Saving Design - New Haven Register, 2009.0412 ... tkroon.txt

Obama, Who Vowed Rapid Action on Climate Change, Turns More Cautious - New York Times, 2009.0411 ... ?ref=earth

Heart of Canadian Oil Industry Goes Green in Construction - Financial Post, 2009.0410 ... id=1484964

Home Green Home: Our Audit Results - New York Times, 2009.0410 ... t-results/

Restructuring in the Face of Climate Change - New York Times, 2009.0410 ... te-change/

Visit Updated Jefferson Homes in the Pursuit of History - USA Today, 2009.0410 ... omes_N.htm

Housing Co-Operative Launches Zero-Carbon Housing Programme - Your Renewable News, 2009.0410 ... 29240.html

Portland Buildings Coming Up Green - Dexigner, 2009.0410

A Shift to Green Building - Montreal Gazette, 2009.0409 ... story.html

At U.N. Talks on Climate, Plans by U.S. Raise Qualms - New York Times, 2009.0409

Dissenter on Warming Expands His Campaign - New York Times, 2009.0409 ... ?ref=earth

In Areas Fueled by Coal, Climate Bill Sends Chill - New York Times, 2009.0409 ... ?ref=earth

The Promise of a Better Light Bulb? - New York Times, 2009.0409 ... ight-bulb/

What Will Global Warming Look Like? Scientists Point to Australia - Los Angeles Times, 2009.0409 ... 5585.story

Stern Advice for Copenhagen - Nature, 2009.0409 ... 09.34.html

Americas on Alert for Sea Level Rise - BBC News, 2009.0408

Fundamentals of Constructing Sustainably - ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0408

Empire State Building Plans Environmental Retrofit - New York Times, 2009.0407 ... ml?_r=1&hp

101 Uses for a Deserted Mall - New York Times, 2009.0404 ... rted-mall/

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Dassault Announces Flat First Quarter 2009 - Stockwatch, 2009.0416 ... s_region=U

Axiom Ships CadExplore Browser for MicroStation - TenLinks, 2009.0415 ... plorer.htm

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