A week ago, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported that the new Conservative government would not kill Canada's commitment to the Kyoto agreement (good news!), but had no intention of living up to it.
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“The scientific community did not complain when Al Gore tried to [start] a witch hunt to discredit anti-alarmist scientists. They were mum when subsequent articles and books by Ross Gelbspan libelously labeled [skeptical] scientists …as stooges of the fossil-fuel industry….[and] when [a European skeptic] was tarred by Bert Bolin, first head of the IPCC, as a tool of the coal industry…”
– long-time climate skeptic Richard Lindzen in the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal
“Observational evidence does not support today's computerclimate models, so there is little reason to trust model predictions of the future,” write 60 climate skeptics, many of them bankrolled by the carbon industry.
(Oh. The glaciers are melting, the ice caps are dissolving, deep oceans are warming, violent weather is increasing and the timing of the seasons is changing – and it must be due to the fact that earth's temperature has flatlined! – RG) (Open Letter from 60 climate skeptics to Stephen Harper)
For reasons that range from economics to ethics, a confluence of Christian leaders, corporations, environmentalists and investors are turning up the heat for legislative action on global warming: Read the report in: US News & World Report
Our colleague Ross Gelbspan shows his best side in this video of an ABC World News Tonight broadcast from last week.
With climate-related changes occurring faster than expected, scientists say we have 10 years to slash carbon fuel use – or else …
At the dawn of the automobile age, Henry Ford predicted that “ethyl alcohol is the fuel of the future.” Brazil is already there. And like any benevolent developed country, it is offering the technology free to the U.S,
George Will's column reads like a farce. He parrots arguments advanced by the industry-paid skeptics at least 10 years ago – most of which have long since been abandoned by the skeptics themselves. A fuller, more thoughtful rebuttal, published on the “Media Matters” website, follows Will's column below.
An autmotive industry number cruncher called CNW Marketing Research has announced a study which claims that, “dust to dust,” high-polluting SUV's consume less energy than high-mileage hybrids. The CNW report claims to have calculated total energy consumption in the full lifecycle of an automobile, including construction and disposal, and concluded that SUVs have an energy advantage over gas-electric hybrids.