Tue, 2006-10-03 09:03Richard Littlemore
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Sophomoric Province Newspaper Looking for a Silver Lining

In the face of a chilling caution from the Forest Products Association of Canada (that the pine-beetle infestation currently ravaging British Columbia's our forests will be followed by further pestilences brought on by warmer weather), the sage editorial staffers at the Vancouver Province newspaper have bid us to “look at the bright side of global warming.”
Tue, 2006-10-03 08:55Ross Gelbspan
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World Bank to W: There Is No Free Climate Lunch

Energy and environment ministers from the world's top 20 polluting nations are meeting in Mexico to consider the economic costs of climate change. Former World Bank chief economist Sir Nicholas Stern is expected to say rich nations must cut emissions immediately, and help developing nations adapt. 
Tue, 2006-10-03 08:54Richard Littlemore
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US Supreme Court Sets Date for Climate Change Case

Platts, “the world's leading supplier of energy information,” reports here that the U.S. Supreme Court has set a date for oral arguments in the climate change case that has been brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Tue, 2006-10-03 08:46Richard Littlemore
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Jeffords Joins Democratic Senators in Querying Bush Censorship

As reported here by the Environmental News Service, “A group of 14 senators has called for an investigation of allegations the Bush administration has repeatedly interfered with federal scientists who have tried to publish research or speak to the media about the reality and impacts of global warming.”
Tue, 2006-10-03 08:45Ross Gelbspan
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Nature's Surprises Swamp Skeptics' Denials

So what's so bad about a little bit of warming? Here's one example:  

A storm in Alaska last October generated an ocean swell that broke apart a giant iceberg near Antarctica six days later, US researchers reported on Monday. The waves traveled 8,300 miles (13,500 km) to destroy the iceberg, said Douglas MacAyeal of the University of Chicago and Emile Okal at Northwestern University.


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