Sun, 2007-02-11 21:43Richard Littlemore
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A Policy Wrap from Elizabeth Kolbert

“To continue on our current path because the alternative seems like too much effort is not just shortsighted. It's suicidal.”

So says Elizabeth Kolbert in her most recent New Yorker piece .

Sun, 2007-02-11 18:37Richard Littlemore
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Serious Science: Win a DeSmogBlog T-Shirt

Guess - or figure out - what “distinguished Canadian climatologist” drew the trend line on this graph from the top of one peak to the bottom of another (a sure sign of excellence in scientific observation).

Coveted DeSmogBlog t-shirts go to the first - and the funniest - correct answers (the latter to be decided by a discerning panel of DeSmogBlog experts; i.e., Kevin and me).

Good luck. In fact, in this perilous times, good luck to us all.

Sun, 2007-02-11 10:14Jim Hoggan
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Canadian Policy Vacuum a National Embarrassment

It was deeply disappointing in the last week to see the contrast between the state of climate science in the world and the state of climate policy in Canada.

While the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was telling the world that global warming is undeniable and that the implications for humankind may be severe, indeed, new Canadian Environment Minister John Baird, inset, was telling Canadians that any effort to meet Canada's international Kyoto commitments would devastate the Canadian economy.

Sat, 2007-02-10 08:30Ross Gelbspan
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If Desmogblog Is Infected With Pneumonia or Meningitis, You'll Know Why

A tropical and potentially lethal fungus that has mysteriously made a home on Canada's temperate West Coast has prompted foreign medical experts to issue a worldwide alert to doctors and tourists.

Sat, 2007-02-10 08:22Ross Gelbspan
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Presenting the IPCC For (Not Quite) Dummies!

You don't need to be a computer modeler to understand what the IPCC really is, how the peer-review process really works, and what standards inform the work of the international scientific body.

A new resource spells it all out – in plain language. The website, www.ipccfacts.org, has just been launched by the United Nations Foundation with help from Fenton Communications, to help de-mystify the process. It's clear, simple, easy to navigate and thankfully not dumbed-down!

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