Thu, 2006-10-19 07:30Richard Littlemore
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No Room for Good Climate Policy in Tory Caucus

Now independent MP Garth Turner“My position when the Harper Administration releases its plan will be that climate change is the greatest all-round threat this country faces, and that my nation's government should not let us down with half-measures, a curtsy to junk science or a sellout to the tar sands.”

For those words, at least, former Canadian Conservative Member of Parliament Garth Turner was expelled from his caucus yesterday. We'll get specifics later today as the Tories introduce their “Clean Air Act,” but all signs so far point to legislation full of half measures and junk science - not merely a sellout but a homage to the tar sands.

Wed, 2006-10-18 16:53Sarah Pullman
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Leo Joins the Crusade

Looks like the former heart-throb of many of my contemporaries has joined the fight against global warming. A visit to reveals that he has split his site into two sections - a .org site dedicated to his foundation, and a .com site dedicated to himself.

His foundation is focused on environmental issues – particularly the issues of “global warming, alternative and renewable energy sources, and the preservation of the planet's amazing biodiversity”. And I'm blogging about it because it features two videos, and the one on global warming is worth a watch.

It's encouraging to see celebrities choosing to leverage their “personal brands” for something worthwhile. So if you're not totally tired of global warming videos yet, head on over and check it out.

Wed, 2006-10-18 12:54Kevin Grandia
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The Competitive Enterprise Institute and all that's fit to spin

Here’s a clip from a BBC Newsnight interview with Myron Ebell, head of climate change policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and John Mitchell, Chief Scientists for the UK Met Office, and a

Wed, 2006-10-18 12:34Ross Gelbspan
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How to Make Big Coal Look Good on Global Warming

The world needs a 20-fold expansion in nuclear energy in order to prevent dangerous climate change, according to John Ritch, director-general of the World Nuclear Association.
Wed, 2006-10-18 12:24Ross Gelbspan
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How do you say "Silly Skeptic" in Chinese?

Zhang Wenjing, a leading Chinese glaciologist has said that the world’s glaciers could neutralize the effects of global warming, by absorbing heat, which would help in curbing the rapid increase in global temperatures.


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