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Thu, 2007-03-08 10:50Bill Miller
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Canadian bank report plugs pollution taxes in climate-change fight

Saying people will pollute as long as it’s cheap to do so, economists at Toronto-Dominion Bank advocate taxing industry and consumers who contribute to global warming . A report also calls for combining emissions regulations, taxes, subsidies and an emission-trading system to lessen impact on the economy.

William JR Alexander

William JR Alexander

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Civil and Biosystems Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa. [1]

 Background

Alexander is a retired professor of Civil and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

He spent the later years of his career helping develop water resource and flood analysis methods, in addition to “disaster mitigation and climate change studies.” [2]

Wed, 2007-03-07 10:38Bill Miller
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Asia’s pollution hits global climate harder than previously realized, study finds

Scientists say an “Asian haze” of pollution from rapid industrialization is boosting storms in the Pacific and having profound impacts that may be felt as far away as the Arctic.

 
Wed, 2007-03-07 09:44Bill Miller
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Another EU leader joins bid to lead struggle against global warming

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and EU commission president Jose Manuel Barroso in urging Europe to take the lead in the fight against climate change at this week’s European Union summit. As a first step, EU leaders are expected to endorse a 20 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 from 1990 levels.

Fred Michel

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Fred Michel

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo (1982).
  • M.Sc., Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo (1977).
  • B.Sc., Geological Sciences, Queen's University (1975).

Source: [1]

 Background

Fred Michel is professor at the University of Carleton's Earth Science department. [2]

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R. Timothy Patterson

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R. Timothy Patterson

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1986.
  • B.A.,  Geology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., 1983.  
  • B.Sc., Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, 1980.

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Tue, 2007-03-06 11:05Bill Miller
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EU credibility on climate-change fight at stake; UK’s Blair calls for leadership

British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has made global warming one of the main challenges of his last months in office, has called on fellow European leaders to show real leadership on climate change when they gather Thursday in Brussels. Blair is especially keen on securing the framework of a post-2012 agreement on climate-change goals at the G8 summit in Germany this summer. Simultaneously, the European Commission has insisted on binding targets for future renewable energy reliance.

Mon, 2007-03-05 12:19Bill Miller
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Global warming is an issue of “particular urgency” says UN chief

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told a conference despite our best intentions and some admirable efforts, degradation of the global environment continues unabated, and the world's natural resource base is being used in an unsustainable manner. On the bright side, however, awareness is growing in industrialized countries.

Sat, 2007-03-03 10:01Darren Barefoot
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Because We Didn't Get an Oscar: Play Stars and Stinkers

Global warming is serious business, and this site has some pretty no-nonsense goals. There is, however, something to be said for having a little fun (and poking a little fun) every once in a while.

We created our flash game, Stars and Stinkers, to lighten things up, and to help raise awareness about global warming among a larger, celebrity loving and hating audience.

Fri, 2007-03-02 11:33Bill Miller
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UN draft: Climate-change impact worse than expected

An unpublished draft of the long-awaited second part of a United Nations report , obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE, says global warming is happening faster than previously believed. No region of the planet will be spared, says the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and some will be especially hard-hit.

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