WonkLine: November 15, 2010 2
From the Wonk Room.
“Dust storms scour Iraq, freak floods wreak havoc in Saudi Arabia and Yemen, rising sea levels erode Egypt’s coast, and hotter, drier weather worsens water scarcity in the Middle East, already the world’s most water-short region,” as scientists urge Arab governments to act now against global warming.
“Approved by voters 53% to 47% on Nov. 2,” California’s Proposition 26 that reclassifies industry fees as “taxes” is “aimed at multibillion-dollar statewide issues such as a per-barrel severance fee on oil and a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases.”
“At Republican behest, controversial climate scientist Judith Curry will testify before the House Science and Technology Committee.”