Deniers, Gravel and 100 Miles per Gallon

Kudos to Al Gore for continuing to fight the good fight.

Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said some of the world’s largest energy companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp., are funding research aimed at disputing the scientific consensus on global warming as part of a campaign to mislead the public.

Newsweek is also taking on global warming deniers in an excellent cover story, despite some controversy over the design they used on the cover.

Democratic Presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator from Alaska Mike Gravel discussed his environmental views with Grist yesterday.

And finally, this is fascinating:

The Automotive X PRIZE will provide a multi-million dollar purse to the teams that can design, build and bring to market 100 MPG or equivalent fuel economy vehicles. The competition is expected to culminate in a Tour de France-style road race traveling through multiple cities while broadcast to a global audience in 2009 and 2010.