Wed, 2006-04-26 07:05Ross Gelbspan
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Harper Government Mulls C.O.P. Out

 Canada backs Kyoto alternative group

Wed, 2006-04-26 06:51Richard Littlemore
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Ottawa Drifting Toward Anti-Kyoto Group

It is, woefully, no surprise whatsoever that Canada's Conservative government is considering joining the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate. As the Globe and Mail reported today, anti-Environment Minister Rona Ambrose is cuddling up to the U.S. policy position, saying “I've been looking at the Asia-Pacific Partnership for a number of months now because the key principles around the Asia Pacific Partnership are very much in line with where our government wants to go.”

Tue, 2006-04-25 07:06Richard Littlemore
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A Tart Counterpoint to Ibbitson's Irrelevance

We at the DeSmogBlog missed Globe and Mail columnist John Ibbitson's original (and clearly goofy) column, but nobody should miss the response: a letter to the editor by Christian Schoof, research associate in glaciology, UBC Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Re: Clean-Air Treaty Worthy Of Effort (April 20) by John Ibbitson: So, 90 scientists encourage the government to tackle climate change, 60 recommend the opposite. What is a layman to do?”

Mon, 2006-04-24 09:08Richard Littlemore
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Give a Big Hand to the Supporters of Blogland

Here's nice piece, finally offering a bit of balance to the recent major media assault on the credibility and usefulness of blogs. Kudos to the Vancouver Courier, in which the article first appeared, and to the open-minded Geoff Olson:

Ugliness of blogging in eye of beholden

By Geoff Olson

Mon, 2006-04-24 07:39Jim Hoggan
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Why Are There So Few "Friends of Science"?

Rounding up the usual climate change “sceptics” on the domestic (Canadian front), we have the website www.friendsofscience.org, “Providing Insight on Climate Change.”

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