Wed, 2006-12-27 12:18Bill Miller
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Bush Administration to list polar bears as threatened species

Responding to pressure from environmental groups, the Bush Administration is proposing to list polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Environmentalists hope the move will lead to a curb on greenhouse-gas emissions.
Tue, 2006-12-26 12:44Ross Gelbspan
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Rising Waters Submerge First Inhabited Island

For the first time ever, an inhabited island has vanished under rising sea levels. The Indian island of Lohachara existed at a point where the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal. No more.

Fri, 2006-12-22 13:14Richard Littlemore
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Denier Specialist Solomon Offers up Careful Culling of "Science"

Lawrence Solomon is back in the National Post with another in his series on climate change “deniers” - this time lauding the patriarch of the denial movement, Dr. Richard Lindzen.

First, let's concede that Dick Lindzen is probably the most credible climate change denier on record, even if his actual denials grow ever more conditional.

But it's a leap to go from Lindzen's caution about the certainties of science to Solomon's contention that the case for anthropogenic climate change is unproven. In fact, Solomon has misled his readers on that count.
Fri, 2006-12-22 10:38Richard Littlemore
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("Welcome?) Revisionism Among Canadian Conservatives

There appears to be a rash of forgetfulness breaking out in the Canadian Conservative Party as Tories from the top down begin acknowledging (or stop denying) the truth of climate change.

The most important example is that of Prime Minister Stephen Harper himself. Harper is not just acknowledging climate change as a serious issue (as we reported on Wednesday), now he's trying to say that this has been his position all along.
Fri, 2006-12-22 09:53Jim Hoggan
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The Consensus Trap

One of the quickest ways to trigger a backlash of cynicism and suspicion in the climate change conversation is to insist that there is a “consensus” among scientists about human responsibility for global warming.

To begin, many people misunderstand the word “consensus.” Although the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “a general agreement,” people tend to think that it means a unanimous agreement and, therefore, that if a single scientist stands up anywhere in the world and argues the point that the consensus is invalidated.


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