Wed, 2007-01-03 15:07Bill Miller
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Misquoted scientists cry foul over polar bear editorial

A Vancouver Province newspaper editorial criticizing the U.S. government for proposing polar bears as a possible threatened species has the scientists it quoted crying foul. Calling the US decision “a classic case of blinkered thinking,” the Province claims that Mitchell Taylor, manager of wildlife research for the Nunavut government, has been quoted as saying that, except for Hudson Bay, “polar bears appear to be overabundant.”

“I don't even know what “overabundant” means,” said Taylor.

Wed, 2007-01-03 13:14Ross Gelbspan
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One Path To Climate Peace

A global public works program to rewire the planet would create millions of jobs, especially in developing countries. It would turn impoverished and dependent countries into trading partners. It would raise living standards abroad without compromising ours. It would undermine the economic desperation that gives rise to so much anti-US sentiment. And in a very short time, it would jump the renewable energy industry into a central, driving engine of growth of the global economy.

Tue, 2007-01-02 17:16Kevin Grandia
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Romm's hell and high water slams "denyers and delayers"

Haven't read former US department of energy, assistant secretary, Joseph Romm's book Hell or High Water yet, but I will after seeing some of the quotes from this recent book review:

Helping plant these doubts [about global warming] is a handful of scientist-commentators – “A group small enough to fit into a typical home bathroom,” writes Romm – who are often funded by the oil and gas industry and are adept at exploiting one of the media's biggest vulnerabilities: Its pursuit of balance.

Tue, 2007-01-02 13:45Bill Miller
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Global warming, El Nino set to make 2007 warmest year on record, experts say

Global warming and El Nino are forecast to join forces for a more turbulent climate this year. Combined, they are set to bring extreme conditions across the globe and make 2007 warmer than 1998, the hottest year on record. It is likely temperatures will also exceed 2006, which was declared in December the hottest in Britain since 1659 and the sixth warmest in global records.

Tue, 2007-01-02 12:03Richard Littlemore
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A Message for the New Year

What keeps me going is my belief that there is still a chance of avoiding catastrophe.”

John P. Holdren, an energy and environment expert at Harvard and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


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