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Sun, 2008-11-30 06:59Ross Gelbspan
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Nature's Offer: Choose Between Two Meltdowns

The cost of efforts to avoid dangerous global warming may be 170 percent higher than 2007 estimates, a report for the UN’s climate agency said. The report comes four days before the UN leads a fresh round of talks in Poland to agree a successor to the Kyoto Protocol in ongoing negotiations marred by squabbles over who should bear the cost of fighting climate change.

Tue, 2008-11-25 12:22Ross Gelbspan
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The Vampires Regroup!

Climate change skeptics on Capitol Hill are quietly watching a growing accumulation of global cooling science and other findings that could signal that the science behind global warming may still be too shaky to warrant cap-and-trade legislation.

Mon, 2008-11-17 13:05Ross Gelbspan
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Guess Who's Feeling Insecure About the Climate!

As a new administration committed to addressing climate change takes office, intelligence and defense officials are laying plans to address the national security implications of a warmer planet. In recent months, U.S. military planners have discussed the impact on personnel, equipment and installations of extreme weather events, rising ocean temperatures, shifts in rainfall patterns and stresses on natural resources.

Mon, 2008-11-10 16:21Ross Gelbspan
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Island Nation Gives the Housing Bubble a Whole New Meaning

The Maldives will begin to divert a portion of the country's billion-dollar annual tourist revenue into buying a new homeland - as an insurance policy against climate change that threatens to turn the 300,000 islanders into environmental refugees.
Sat, 2008-11-08 06:16Ross Gelbspan
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Humans Achieve a "Regime Change" -- For the Climate

Research on Arctic and North Atlantic ecosystems shows the recent warming trend counts as the most dramatic climate change since the onset of human civilization 5,000 years ago.

Tue, 2008-11-04 12:28Ross Gelbspan
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Canada Slouches Toward Climate Meltdown!

Canada an environmental slouch, study says

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's environmental record is among the worst in the industrialized world, due in part to its poor performance fighting global warming, according to a report from the Conference Board of Canada. Canada placed 15th among 17 peers, beating only Australia and the United States. Greenhouse gas emissions, high garbage production, and rampant overuse of fresh water were its biggest environmental problems.

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