Bloggers consider the disappointing results from the G8 summit:
- Kate Sheppard at Gristmill explains why the G8 climate agreement is not so great (especially when considered in light of goals set in 1992).
- Richard Littlemore at DeSmogBlog lays the blame for the G8’s climate standstill on three men.
- Angelique van Engelen at Triple Pundit takes on the issue of China’s emissions (one of the summit sticking points), and suggests a new method for emissions accounting.
- Jill Sheffield at RH Reality Check reminds us that the G8 meeting was also addressing maternal and child health issues, and gives the summit a mixed review on that score.
More on Medicare: At WSJ’s Health Blog, Sarah Rubenstein looks which Senators changed their votes to pass a bill blocking Medicare’s pay cuts to doctors, and Jacob Goldstein explains why the issue will return next year; Elizabeth Cooney at White Coat Notes highlights a new paper that blames Medicare’s payment policies for perpetuating a primary-care physician shortage.
Ezra Klein at The American Prospect contrasts a new major health reform coalition with the reform efforts of 1994.
Orac at Respectful Influence explores the costs and benefits of new cancer drugs.
Jennifer Sass at NRDC’s Switchboard digs something encouraging out of the Supreme Court’s decision on penalties for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Andrew Maynard at SAFENANO Community laments what John Howard’s departure from NIOSH means for nanotechnology safety.
Andrew Schneider at Secret Ingredients offers advice for the next president to combat the recurring epidemic of foodborne illnesses.