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Fri, 2006-06-23 13:12Ross Gelbspan
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British Official Slams Bush Inaction on Climate

Bush climate change policy 'unhelpful'

The Financial Times, June 23, 2006 

A new British government adviser on climate change has hit out at the US for what he says is its unhelpful stance on global warming.

Fri, 2006-06-23 10:14Ross Gelbspan
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New Findings on 'Cane Strength Trash Assertions of "Skeptic" William Gray

Global warming accounted for around half of the extra hurricane-fueling warmth in the waters of the tropical North Atlantic in 2005, while natural cycles were only a minor factor, according to the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Global Warming Beyond Natural Cycles Fueled 2005 Hurricane

Fri, 2006-06-23 08:35Ross Gelbspan
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NRC Exonerates "Hockey Stick" Graph, Ending "Mann-Hunt" by Two Canadian Skeptics

Mann's “hockey stick” graph was the subject of an attack by Stephen McIntyre, a statistician and part-time consultant in Toronto to minerals industries, and Ross McKitrick, an economist at the University of Guelph in Ontario.  The attack was the subject of a front page story in the Wall Street Journal.

Wed, 2006-06-21 11:12Ross Gelbspan
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Sea Level Rise Expert Gagged by EPA

James Titus, an Environmental Protection Agency project manager for sea level rise, wrote an essay for a law review in which he argued that the nation needed to make decisions on whether or how wetlands and beaches should be allowed to migrate inland.  Reached by telephone, Mr. Titus said he was no longer allowed to discuss such issues publicly and referred questions to the agency's press office, which would not allow him to speak about it on the record.
Thu, 2006-06-15 13:28Ross Gelbspan
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Ball's Warmer Canada Will Be Part of "A Different Planet"

A recent piece by Skeptic Tim Ball in the Financial Post  argues a warming climate will bring all kinds of advantanges to Canada in the form of lower heating costs, increased Arctic Ocean shipping and reduced construction costs.  What Ball doesn't tell us is that Canada will also be unrecognizeable.  As NASA scientist James Hansen emphasized recently: “Further warming of more than one degree Celsius will make the Earth warmer than it has been in a million years…That implies practically a different planet.”   Or as the chair of the IPCC noted, humanity has about a decade to make very deep cuts in its carbon fuel use “if humanity is to survive.”   Or as famed British Ecologist James Lovelock declared recently, we may have already passed “a point of no return” in terms of staving off climate chaos. 

Fri, 2006-06-09 08:38Ross Gelbspan
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Bush on Climate: Less Action and More Research? Not Really!

Despite President Bush's call for more research – instead of action – on the climate crisis, his administration has just scuttled three major programs to monitor drought and rainfall patterns, cloud formation and extreme weather patterns.

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