Thanks to those of you who entered your nominations. The four top nominees for each award have been selected from those nominated by readers. Please help select the winner by voting for the nominee who you think has most affected the environment for good or ill. If you wish, please post a reason for your vote and a suggestion for other suitable gifts for your favorite candidate. Some great gifts have already been proposed. The author will buy the gifts from his copious blogging earnings, so please don’t worry about the expense.
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Hall of Shame Nominees:
Ø Japanese Prime Minister Noda, for dumping the “Zero Nuke” policy. http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2012/09/new-e…
Prize: A partly filled out employment application for work at TEPCO’s Fukushima No. 1 where there is a labor shortage. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/06…
Ø The Professional ENGO, Green Washer/Opportunists, that use climate change as an agenda tool for political gain. Particularly those on this list which still invest in fossil fuels. Climate change is having dramatic effects on the oceans and fish, as well as all the lands of the Earth. Prize: Suggestions?
Ø Dr. James Wanliss (Cornwall Alliance) ”for equating people who consider the Earth more important than SUVs with those who consider the Earth to be more important than God or our fellow human beings”. The Cornwall Alliance, who published Dr. Wanliss’ book , claims that stewardship is a Green Dragon trying to corrupt the true meaning of religion. Prize: An opportunity to clean up the mess they helped make of the Earth, as described in this article.
Ø Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund, both who fund climate denial activities while allowing donors to remain anonymous and hide their vested interests. According to Robert Brulle on PBS Frontline in2012, “by 2009, about one-quarter of the funding of the climate countermovement [of climate change denial] is from the Donors Trust [and] Donors Capital Fund.” Prize: An IRS investigation of their of their tax-exempt status.
Hall of Fame Nominees:
Ø Dr. Jennifer Francis, for , for her ground-breaking work tying the loss of Arctic sea ice to a slowing jet stream, deep Rossby Waves, and the resulting (rapid) rise in stalled weather patterns. Article here. Paper here: Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes Award: (Suggestion?)
Ø President Barack Obama , for his efforts to protect the environment through executive action, such as mileage standards and addressing air pollution through EPA action. Award: A little cooperation from Congress, so please write your Representatives.
Ø Neven, an amateur scientist, for his Arctic Sea Ice blog . It is a highly-accessible blog focused like a laser on a major planetary system in rapid collapse - bringing it to the attention of an increasing number of people and the media. The Comments section includes amazing computer animations of Arctic satellite imagery and scores of insights from a good number of researchers. Award: A massive number of visitors to his blog.
Ø Arnie Gundersen, for having the courage to broadcast information being censored by main stream media about environmental problems caused by Fukushima nuclear reactors. http://fairewinds.org/category/media/fai… Award: A picture of Japanese girls with a signed note thanking him for standing up for them. http://fairewinds.org/media/fairewinds-v….
Nominations were taken from three sites, and the poll set up at the site below. Please vote for your choice for each award. The poll will close on September 15, 2013.
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