Tue, 2006-05-16 08:26Ross Gelbspan
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Arctic to Skeptics: 'Read My Tips'

Record amounts of the Arctic ocean failed to freeze during the recent winter, spelling disaster for wildlife and strengthening concerns that the region is locked into a destructive cycle of irreversible climate change.

Tue, 2006-05-16 02:44Ross Gelbspan
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Ambrose Lambasted as Fox-in-Charge of Chicken Coop

“If you're in negotiations to cut emissions and doing nothing but bad-mouth (Kyoto) … you'll do immense damage to the international process,” said John Bennett of the Sierra Club.

Canada Must Quit as Chair of Kyoto Process - Greens
Planetark.org, May 11, 2006

OTTAWA - Green groups across Canada united on Wednesday to demand Environment Minister Rona Ambrose step down as chairwoman of international talks looking into ways to strengthen the Kyoto protocol on climate change.

Mon, 2006-05-15 13:38Alex Vondette

Forget about making poverty history - climate change will make poverty permanent.

In a sobering report released today by UK NGO Christian Aid, new figures show the shocking degree to which the world's poor already suffer from the effects of climate change.

The report also shows “the poor people in the world's most vulnerable communities will bear the brunt of the forecast 'future shock.” According to the report, “a staggering 182 milliion people om sub-Saharan Afric alone could die of disease directly attributable to climate change by the end of the century. Many millions more throughout the world face death and devastation due to climate-induced floods, famine, drought and conflict.”
Mon, 2006-05-15 06:39Richard Littlemore
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Ambrose delighted by Canada's GHG failures

It was with almost embarrassing enthusiasm that Canadian Environment Minister Rona Ambrose announced last week how pathetically Canada is underperforming in its promise to address climate change. Speaking in the House of Commons, Ambrose said:

“Later this week we will release Canada's greenhouse-gas inventory and it will show that Canada's [level of emissions] is now 35% higher than the Kyoto targets that the Liberals set . To put that into perspective … that would mean that today we would have to take every train, plane and automobile off the streets of Canada. That is not realistic.” 

Mon, 2006-05-15 05:54Jim Hoggan
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In Defence of the Indefensible

As the public relations war over climate change drags on, it becomes ever more apparent that one side has very cleverly manipulated the other into a position where they must defend the indefensible.

You might imagine that in talking about the “indefensible,” I am referring to the “sceptic's” defence of inaction - the corporate and governmental plea to ignore certain science and honour the self-destructive status quo. But that's not the case. The villains, liars and ostriches who argue against taking action on climate change have, in fact, taken the upper hand, forcing everyone else to defend two things that are almost completely without merit.


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