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Wed, 2006-03-22 06:32Richard Littlemore
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Fortune Magazine: Mainstream Climate Change Spin

It's great to see thoughtful businesses, and thoughtful business publications, acknowledging the obvious and taking responsible action accordingly:

Check this Fortune magazine story on  the new survey by the Ceres investor coalition analyzing how 100 leading companies are addressing the growing financial risks and opportunities from climate change.

Tue, 2006-03-21 16:25Richard Littlemore
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Masking Ignorance as Opinion

In a piece by Vancouver Province newspaper columnist Alan Ferguson, on March 21, 2006, we have another instance in the worrying trend of ideologically driven opinion writers straying into flat statements of (incorrect) fact - much to the disservice of their readers.

Tue, 2006-03-21 13:56Ross Gelbspan
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Nobel Science Educator Finds U.S. Won't Put Its Money Where Its Youth Is -- But Canada Will

Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman Announces Move To British Columbia

Carl Wieman, CU-Boulder distinguished professor and Nobel laureate, announced today he will leave his faculty position at the University of Colorado at Boulder in January 2007 for a position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Wieman made the announcement today at a news conference on the CU-Boulder campus. Under the terms of his agreement with UBC, Wieman will retain a 20 percent appointment at CU-Boulder to head up the Science Education Project.

Wieman's new faculty position at British Columbia will include funding for a $12 million science education project.

Mon, 2006-03-20 17:42Richard Littlemore
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Wired on Climate Change

Wired has the first of three interviews with climate change authors, this one with Tim Flannery, director of the South Australian Museum and biologist at the University of Adelaide and author of The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth (Grove Atlantic).

Mon, 2006-03-20 16:37Jim Hoggan
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Inconvenient Truth: An Update

“When will we see a story about increasing levels of manmade greenhouse gases being a sign of progress? A story that points out that our use of affordable sources of energy continue to spur increases in global productivity, health, longevity, and quality of life in general? A story about the fact that the wealth that is generated by access to fossil fuels is just what will be required to develop and refine alternative energy technologies in the future?”

Fri, 2006-03-17 13:06Ross Gelbspan
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An "Ugly Climate Cover-up" in Switzerland

VERBIER, Switzerland (Reuters) - Global warming may be the last thing on the minds of extreme skiers speeding down the blustery cliff faces at Verbier-4 Vallees this winter. 

But looking down from the chic Swiss ski resort's 10,800-foot peak, Eric Balet, whose company runs the ski lifts, says climate change has become a business concern. 

Wed, 2006-03-15 09:34Richard Littlemore
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Climate Change: Ideology vs. Corporate Pragmatism

Look here for an analysis of the Bush administration's deepening isolation on climate change - even the business community is taking another side.

Wed, 2006-03-15 09:27Richard Littlemore
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IPCC Seeks Information Officer

Check this Grist piece on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change looking for a new information officer. Or call up the posting directly.

Wed, 2006-03-15 08:58Jim Hoggan
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Accuracy in Media: A New Spin on the Spinners Spin

Accuracy in Media (AIM) is a New Right website that claims dedication to promoting “fairness, balance and accuracy in news reporting.” But this post gives a wonderful example of how twisted this “impartial” media monitoring has become. AIM assails MSNBC-TV host Keith Olbermann for suggesting that there might be a top-down, pro-Bush bias in his organization. Not possible, AIM claims, because NBC is owned by GE, which famously acknowledges that climate change is a real and pressing problem - in obvious contradiction to the Bush administration's position.

Wed, 2006-03-15 06:54Ross Gelbspan
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Ringo, John, Paul, George -- Where are you when we need you?

'Rapid Warming' Spreads Havoc in Canada's Forests
Tiny Beetles Destroying Pines
The Washington Post, March 1, 2006
QUESNEL, B.C. – Millions of acres of Canada's lush green forests are turning red in spasms of death. A voracious beetle, whose population has exploded with the warming climate, is killing more trees than wildfires or logging.

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