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Thu, 2006-12-07 16:00Richard Littlemore
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Sierra Club Drowns in Own Climate Catastrope

The Sierra Club of B.C. has committed the biggest climate change-related PR blunder of the year with a press release and (very cool) internet graphic showing Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, drowning under sea-level rises of six to 25 metres.

The latest estimates of pending climate catastrophe suggest that a six-metre sea-level rise is possible by the time our grandchildren are facing down old age. But a 25-metre rise is likely hundreds of years away, even in a worst case scenario. Suggesting otherwise merely gives ammunition to the deniers who say (accurately in this case) that crazed environmentalists are stirring up public hysteria without any regard for scientific fact.

Follow-up:

There was a letter in the Victoria Times Colonist today from Dr. Andrew Weaver, Professor and Canada research chairman, climate modelling and analysis, University of Victoria.

The letter backs up most of what Richard writes in his post.

There were others as well, here and here.

Mon, 2006-11-20 12:32Bill Miller
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Poll: 72% believe life on earth to end as we know it

Nearly three quarters of B.C. residents believe life on earth as we know it will end in two to three generations unless severe and immediate action is taken against global warming, results of a Vancouver Sun poll suggest.

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