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Wed, 2006-12-20 12:39Kevin Grandia
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Monckton wrapped up

Here's a great story by Gideon Rachman, fellow blogger and The Financial Times, Chief Foreign Affairs commentator, regarding the latest squabble in the UK press over recent comments made by Viscount Christopher Monckton.
Wed, 2006-12-20 10:55Kevin Grandia
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Canada's PM: science is in, action needed on global warming

In a CanWest news interview yesterday, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated:

I'm not a scientist. From what I've seen, the preponderance of evidence suggests this is a real and serious problem. As you know, the science has evolved several times, even in the last couple of decades. I think all of the evidence suggests we should take the problem seriously and start to try and act on it.”

Tue, 2006-12-19 12:40Kevin Grandia
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New Scientist slams Canada's inaction

The December issue of New Scientist pulls no punches in its editorial titled: Canada faces the wrong way on climate change.

As usual it is a subcription-only article, but here's a snippet:

“If there is one nation that should be acutely aware of how damaging climate change could be it is Canada. Its northern wilderness has been romanticised in literature, has inspired great art, and remains a treasured element in the national character. Yet instead of leading the charge to halt global warming, the Canadian government led by Stephen Harper is retreating.”

Tue, 2006-12-19 11:03Kevin Grandia
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A skeptics guide to the "Medieval Warming Period "

Our friends at Grist Magazine have been spending a lot of time updating their guide on “How to talk to a Global Warming Skeptic.” Here's the latest entry dealing with the “Medieval Warm Period,” an oft-quoted favorite of those who continue to ignore the scientific consensus on the realities of global warming.
Fri, 2006-12-15 10:41Kevin Grandia
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NASA: 2006 continues heatwave records

Thought it was a little warmer than usual this summer? Well that's because it was. NASA is reporting out today that 2006 will most likely be the 5th hottest year on record since we began recording global temperature in the 1880's. The five warmest years on record in descending order are 2005, 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2006.
Thu, 2006-12-14 13:09Kevin Grandia
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Asian Tiger's Bite Is Worse Than Its Meow

Asia's greenhouse gas emissions will treble over the next 25 years, according to a report commissioned by the Asian Development Bank. It says that its estimate of future levels of greenhouse gas could even be an optimistic assessment. Air pollution and congestion will seriously hamper the ability to move people and goods effectively, it warns.

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