Is Bush Serious or Coy About Climate Change?

It was just a couple of dozen words out of more than 5,000, uttered so fast that many in the audience missed them at first. But President Bush's commitment to fight global warming in his State of the Union address this week has echoed around the world and provoked debate about whether he is shifting his view of climate change.

UN climate change report will "shock the world"

With the first in a series of scientific reports set to be released later next week, R.K. Pachauri, the chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that the findings of the report will be “far more serious and much more a matter of concern.”

Pachauri hopes that “this report will shock people, governments into taking more serious action as you really can't get a more credible piece of scientific work.”

Global warming tops terrorism and health in Canada

Anxiety about environmental change has climbed so quickly within Canadians' consciousness that it now overwhelms terrorism, crime and health care as society's greatest threat, says a poll that kicks off a major Globe and Mail examination of the issue.

Is Geo-engineering the Answer?

Avid DeSmogBlog readers will have seen a conversation breaking out in the Comment section on whether humans have the stomach and discipline for “geo-engineering ” - that is, whether we have what it takes to change the world's climate on purpose rather than merely screwing it up as an accidental side effect of burning fossil fuels.

Tory MP: We need "a lot more than Kyoto"

“I'm opposed to Kyoto because I don't see it doing much. It's not a matter of opposing action on climate change. I just think we need to do a lot more than Kyoto ever would have accomplished.”

If Conservative MP and Environment Committee Chair Bob Bills is sincere in this view, as reported today in the Globe and Mail, then we can expect the Tories to surpass Canada's Kyoto commitments promptly, as part of executing a more thorough and aggressive climate remediation campaign. Surely.


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