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Spread the light and offset your Christmas carbon

A lot of people have been asking DeSmog about “Carbon-friendly” giftgiving this year and in the dying days of the shopping season we would like to propose a simple, cheap and very effective Christmas carbon-offset program.

Send some Christmas cheer, kind of

With more news out today that ski hills are snowless and people are golfing in Toronto, Canada, send a little Christmas cheer to your friends with a “Save White Winters ” Christmas card from the folks at moveon.org.

Still the best

Still the best public service commercial on global warming. Produced by the UK government sponsored Climate Challenge.


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.

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.”

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.”

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