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Climate Crisis Panel Calls for Biofuels; Climate Activist Offers Apology for Climate Scare

The U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis issued a report, intended to be a benchmark for future climate change legislation, which recommends using the RFS to transition to a low-carbon fuel standard to expand biofuel use.  Meanwhile, a long-time climate activist disputes there is a climate crisis. Michael Shellenberger has a long list of bona fides as a climate activist. He’s won the Green Book award from the Center for Science Writings, he was named a Hero of the Environment by Time magazine and he is currently an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He writes that he himself has “referred to climate change as an existential threat to human civilization and called it a cri...

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