Wed, 2007-01-10 17:01Bill Miller
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Will Schwarzenegger’s bold move prod B.C. on climate change?

The California governor’s decision to slash carbon emission by 10 per cent has raised hopes action may soon be coming in B.C. Despite recent approval of two new coal-fired electricity plants, Premier Campbell has hinted that steps are forthcoming on climate change. The technology is in place and opinion-poll results tell him to use it. Is he listening?

Wed, 2007-01-10 16:41Richard Littlemore
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S. Fred Award for Climate Disinformation

Eli Rabett, with support from Tim Lambert at Deltoid, is calling for nominations for the S. Fred Award for goofy theories that muddle up climate science.
Wed, 2007-01-10 13:30Emily Murgatroyd
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2006 word of the year? "Carbon Neutral"

I just found out that the Oxford Dictionary’s 2006 word of the year was ‘Carbon Neutral ’. This joins the long list of iconic lexicons from previous years, such as “podcast” and “blog” and beat out “funner”, “elbow bump” and “dwarf planet” for the 2006 honour.

According to Erin McKean, editor in chief of the New American Oxford Dictionary, “When you see first graders trying to make their classrooms carbon neutral, you know the word has become mainstream.” This begs the question, what exactly is “carbon neutral” and how do you get there?

Wed, 2007-01-10 13:17Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball vs Dan Johnson Update

The plaintiff Dr. Tim Ball - much maligned even before he launched his ill-fated lawsuit against Dr. Dan Johnson - is in for another thrashing in the (attached) Statement of Defence filed in December by the Calgary Herald.
Wed, 2007-01-10 10:58Ross Gelbspan
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EU Shudders at Prospect of Future Warming

The ecosystems that have underpinned all European societies from Ancient Greece and Rome to present-day Britain and France, and which helped European civilisation gain global pre-eminence, will be disabled by remorselessly rising temperatures, EU scientists forecast in a remarkable report which is as ominous as it is detailed.


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