Interesting read from the Hoover Institution on the politics of energy independence and going green, which, the paper reports, are not goals necessarily aligned with one another.
Take a look at this website for climate change events in Charlotte: http://www.worldaffairscharlotte.org/.
Here's an excellent interpretation of the recent spat of good and bad science journalism stemming from a paper recently published in Nature. Island of Doubt examines the growing trend of sensationalist headlines that rarely relate to the real conclusions and ideas put forth by scientific examinations of climate change. Here's an example of good reporting.
And last but not least, apparently Dick Cheney hates whales, as reported by the Washington Post.