Vancouver Olympics gets climate change "bronze"
A recent report released yesterday has found that if fighting climate change was an Olympic sport, the organizing committee for this month's Vancouver Winter Games would have won a bronze medal.
According to the David Suzuki Foundation, the Olympic organizers in Vancouver have done poorly in areas as offsetting carbon emissions despite building energy-efficient sports venues.
When Vancouver won the bid to host the games, it made a series of environmental commitments. The IOC, despite promoting the idea of protecting environment for the games, in fact does very little to make sure local organizers follow-up on their promises.
The Olympics games begins on February 12.
Other interesting climate news for today:
The Obama Administration's Nuclear Give-away: Buried in the budget is a plan to underwrite the nuclear industry's revival (Mother Jones)
Climate Skeptics Try to Spin Penn State Exoneration of Dr. Michael Mann Into "Whitewash"
Penn State University’s inquiry into climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann’s conduct surrounding the emails stolen from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University concluded there is no evidence to substantiate the claims made by the right-wing media against Mann. (Desmogblog)