This week, I'm trying a new technique: the link drop. I'll put together a list of all the links which I think are interesting and related to climate security (so no baseball links). The idea is to quickly get a broader cross-section of news and views, as well as to engage more closely with other blogs.
The Economists' "Free Exchange" blog shows that the US' oil dependence causes a large part of the annual trade deficit.
The US Climate Bill
Andy Revkin's "Dot Earth" blog has a discussion of the recently released "American Power Act" from Senators Kerry and Lieberman. He thinks, if passed, it would prove to be a 'nudge' towards clean power-- but little more.
Nicole Allen at The Atlantic says that the bill isn't going anywhere, ironically because of the oil spill. Dave Roberts at Grist agrees - unless Obama gets involved (I think that's right). Senator Kerry thinks this is the best chance: "our planet can't wait for the perfect bill. We need to get a really good bill now". The Chamber of Commerce hasn't decided if they support or oppose the bill - which is a small victory for Kerry-Lieberman