Sunday, November 15, 2009

Clean Energy Common Sense by Global Warmers

Heard a brief plug on NPR for a book out by NRDC's president, Frances Beinecke. Clean Energy Common Sense, it was reported, was only 100 pages.

According to Michael Oko Federal Media Director, Washington D.C., the book "is a call to action on global climate change."

Interest that one of the author's is who?

It won't be shocking if Glenn Beck makes the slim book the subject of his chartboards for the next week, highlighting every line for fact checking.

Beck may have another red phone set up for Frances Beinecke. Can't wait.

Meanwhile EPA OFFICIALS make a you tube video against cap and trade and the EPA shuts down the video on youtube, says Byron York on Fox News Sunday programming!

Net the Truth Online


Starting a Clean Energy Revolution with Common Sense
Frances Beinecke
President of NRDC, New York City
Blog | About
Posted November 6, 2009
...While I was drafting the book, I kept a certain audience in mind: the people who have heard a lot about climate change from both sides but are not sure what to believe.

I talk with these people all the time. They approach me after I give a speech or at gatherings when they find out what I do. And they ask me solid, probing questions.

They might be skeptical of my answers at first, but they are willing to listen.

I wanted this book to be worthy of that attentiveness. I am not asking readers to take my word for it that we must confront climate change. I ask them to listen to the most authoritative experts in the field.

When I write about the alarming rate at which summer sea ice is melting in the Arctic, I reference scientists from NASA.

When I say that climate change poses a serious threat to national security, I quote Marine Corps four-star General Anthony Zinni, U.S. Navy Admiral Lee Gunn, and CIA Director Leon Panetta.

And when I explain that creating a clean energy future is affordable, I cite research from the Congressional Budget Office, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. These places are home to the best energy economists in the world. They are not in the service of any one but the public's interest. And they agree that fighting climate change will cost American families less than 44 cents a day.

FRANCES BEINECKE Beinecke is the president of NRDC. Under Frances's leadership, the organization sharply focuses on curbing global warming, developing a clean energy future, reviving the world's oceans, saving endangered wild places, stemming the tide of toxic chemicals and accelerating the greening of China. Frances has worked with NRDC for 35 years. Prior to becoming the president in 2006, Frances was the executive director for eight years, during which time NRDC's membership doubled and the staff grew to 300. Frances serves on the board of the World Resources Institute, the Energy Future Coalition and Conservation International's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business and is on the steering committee of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership. She is also the co-chair of the Leadership Council for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, a member of the Yale School of Management's Advisory Board and a former member of the Yale Corporation. Frances received her bachelor's degree from Yale College and a master's degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She has received several awards, most recently the Rachel Carson Award from the National Audubon Society. With Bob Deans, Frances recently co-authored the book Clean Energy Common Sense: An American Call to Action on Global Climate Change, which shows how we can secure a clean and sustainable energy future that will help put Americans back to work, reduce our reliance on foreign oil and create a healthier future for ourselves and our children.

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