In every election the presidential candidates are forced to make a bold statement, one way or the other, on the environment. And since this blog is focused on sustainability their positions are an important topic 윈도우 xp 서비스팩2 다운로드. Here are three of them – climate change, renewable energy, and the EPA – from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies 키샷8 재질 다운로드.
I apologize for the strong Democratic Party bias in this piece, but the Republican Party has yet to embrace sustainability. There are glimpses of it from Mitt Romney, but he is backing away from many of those 꽃보다 남자 다시보기. And honestly, we need the Republican Party to adopt sustainable ideas to make real progress in this country.
- Supports international efforts to forge a climate change agreement 테이크미 다운로드.
- Enacted regulations to double the fuel efficiency of vehicles by 2025.
- Directed the federal government to reduce emissions from its buildings and vehicles by 28 percent by 2020 엠비씨 미니 다운로드.
- Wary of international climate negotiations.
- Opposes Obama’s new fuel efficiency standards as extreme Mariadb jdbc driver download.
- Believes climate change is happening but not due to human efforts.
- Invested billions in energy efficiency and renewable energy 다운로드.
- Set ambitious clean energy goals, vowing that 80 percent will come from renewable sources by 2035.
- Supported legislation, now set to expire, that extends production tax credits to the wind industry 다운로드.
- Opposes extending the tax credit for the wind industry and has vowed to end federal subsidies for renewable energy projects melsec plc 프로그램.
- Supports nuclear, coal, oil, and gas in equal amounts to solar and wind.
- As governor of Massachusetts, supported renewable energy authorizing the investment of $24 million gta iv download.
- Empowered the EPA to draft stricter CO2 emissions standards for power plants.
- Supports proposed EPA regulations limiting emissions of mercury and other toxics from power plants.
- Supports continued federal regulation of oil and gas drilling on federal lands.
- Opposes EPA regulating carbon dioxide emissions.
- Says the states, not the federal government, should exercise control over oil and gas drilling on onshore federal lands.
- Has called for fewer regulations on the nuclear power industry to help revive it.
Continue reading Obama vs Romney – on climate change, renewable energy, and the EPA
Brilliant. It was very, very well done. This was about Great Britain; it didn’t pretend it was trying to have global appeal. Because Great Britain has self-confidence, it doesn’t need a monumental Olympics 다운로드. But for China that was the only imaginable kind of international event. Beijing’s Olympics were very grand – they were trying to throw a party for the world, but the hosts didn’t enjoy it 노래방 인기차트. The government didn’t care about people’s feelings because it was trying to create an image.
In London, they really turned the ceremony into a party – they are proud of themselves and respect where they come from, from the industrial revolution to now 거꾸로된 파테마. I never saw an event before that had such a density of information about events and stories and literature and music; about folktales and movies.
At the beginning it dealt with historical events – about the land and machinery and women’s rights – epically and poetically 폼텍디자인프로9 다운로드. The director really did a superb job in moving between those periods of history and today, and between reality and the movies. The section on the welfare state showed an achievement to be truly proud of 다운로드. It clearly told you what the nation is about: children, nurses and a dream. A nation that has no music and no fairytales is a tragedy.
Keep reading: The Guardian – Olympic opening ceremony: Ai Weiwei’s review
Continue reading Ai WeiWei reviews London’s opening ceremony for 2012 Olympics – criticizes Beijing’s
Even more interesting considering that both this Economist article and the Bloomberg exposé are currently blocked in China.
In recent years China’s leaders have become increasingly concerned that the public’s awareness of the growing wealth gap could lead to social instability 모델 심. In Beijing, displays of gratuitous overcompensation are a daily reminder that some people, in keeping with a famous dictum of Deng Xiaoping’s, have indeed got rich first 다운로드. Officials last year even went so far as to try suppressing ads that promote “luxury lifestyles”—lest the have-nots be inspired to rise up and storm the local Lamborghini dealership 다운로드.
Perhaps even more troubling for the Party is the surge in scepticism over how such wealth seems to find its way into the hands of officials and their families, not to mention into those of their beloved Swiss bankers, English boarding schools and Australian estate agents 연애의 발견 9회 다운로드. Particularly galling are the reports about the great number of officials who have taken to working “naked”. That is to say, many officials are working in China while their wives, children and, presumably, a chunk of the motherland’s money take residence overseas 다운로드. A report released last year estimated that as much as $120 billion may have been transferred abroad by corrupt officials.
The Chinese media have been given greater freedom to report on corruption and the financial shenanigans of large companies of late 윈도우 7 마이크로소프트 다운로드. Which makes it all the more striking that reporting on the business activities of the Central Committee’s wives and offspring is still strictly forbidden 스톰송 다운로드.
So one can only imagine the consternation caused by yesterday’s sensational exposé by Bloomberg, which details the financial assets belonging to the family of China’s president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping…
More on this story – Wealth and power: It’s a family affair
Continue reading Communist party in China facing public anger as corruption gets exposed
Fading into irrelevance
The party of Nixon and Reagan holds not one statewide office in America’s most populous state
California gave America two of its five most recent Republican presidents 다운로드. But the state party has fallen on hard times since the days of Nixon and Reagan. After having fallen for decades, the number of registered Republican voters in California now stands at just 30% (see chart) 백분 토론. With the number of voters expressing no party preference rising fast, the party is in danger of slipping into third place in the state. No Republican holds statewide office in California, and the Democrats enjoy wide majorities in both chambers 한컴오피스 2014 뷰어 다운로드.
The picture is no prettier when it comes to elections for national offices. Republicans have not won a Senate election in California since 1988 다운로드. The party now accounts for just 19 of the state’s 53 congressmen. The last Republican presidential candidate to take California was George Bush senior 안드로이드 게임 다운로드. As the most populous state, California holds over one in ten electoral-college votes. But neither Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, nor Barack Obama will bother to campaign here—although both regularly drop by to raise funds 다운로드.
Keep reading – The Economist
Continue reading California has lost its Republicans – not one holds office in our most populous state
When Mexico’s long-ruling party was ousted by voters 12 years ago, giddy celebrants hailed the event as something like the fall of the Berlin Wall frutiger 폰트.
For seven decades, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, had governed virtually unchallenged, aided by election trickery, a well-honed ability to buy off potential troublemakers and, when that didn’t work, an iron fist java 첨부파일. Its historic loss in 2000, and its tumble to third place six years later, led some to even imagine a Mexico without the PRI.
Now the PRI is on the verge of an epic comeback 다운로드. Polls show the party’s presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, holding a double-digit lead over three rivals ahead of the July 1 vote. The party could also end up with majorities in both houses of Congress for the first time in 15 years 웹툰 이끼 다운로드.
The PRI’s march back from humiliation owes as much to widespread anger over skyrocketing drug violence and an anemic job market as to any lessons learned 다운로드.
But the possibility of a PRI triumph raises a question now at the heart of the race: What kind of PRI would govern — a cleaned-up, “new PRI” retooled for a modernizing Mexico, or the opaque monolith of yore, with its dark intrigues, rampant graft and authoritarian streak 다운로드?
Keep reading – The fall and rise of Mexico’s PRI
Continue reading The ousted authoritarian government of Mexico – PRI – may be back
Confession: Before Geek 2 Chic, I had never been to a runway fashion show 새 찬송가 반주 mp3 다운로드. Shocker, right? I’m not totally fashion challenged. I can play dress-up when the occasion arises. But as someone who has ordered over a dozen of the same pair of olive green cargo pants off the internet for the past three years…I’m no fashionista 다운로드. And yet, two years ago in DC, I fell in love with Geek 2 Chic, the charity-fundraiser conceived by Dr. Mark Drapeau (also known as @cheeky_geeky), Director of Innovative Engagement for Microsoft’s Office of Civic Innovation 꿀뷰 4. “Geek” models, from diverse walks of life, strutting the runway in Wellies, and houndstooth, and distressed leather. Now Geek 2 Chic is making its way across the country, taking LA by storm on May 10th and raising funds for The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) 다운로드. via Pacific Punch
Tickets are still available for $25. The event starts at 6:30 PM on Thursday, May 10th, at Bloomingdales in Santa Monica, and runs until 9 PM for the after-party 다운로드. // Photo – Geek2Chic
1st place in Greyscale Gorilla’s 5-Second Project contest under the Monster Bash theme 텝스 기출 문제 다운로드.
My animation is a 5 second story about a little vampire that comes to life in paper and gets bashed with a poetic wooden stake – a pencil 찬양하세 다운로드.
See them all – Greyscale Gorilla – Monster Bash Winners
// Thx to Rob Elliott