Wed, 2006-12-13 09:00Richard Littlemore
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IPCC author and climate change expert hits "skeptics" hard

In a Calgary Sun column today, noted atmospheric scientist and IPCC author, Dr. Andrew Weaver, slams the so-called climate change “skeptics.”

“The enduring debate – such as it is, particularly in Alberta – over the role humans play in global warming – is so divorced from scientific literature as to be a discourse from a distant age or orbit,” says Weaver.

Tue, 2006-12-12 15:07Bill Miller
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Utility industry clings to coal despite growing opposition

Power companies are mounting new plans for coal-fired plants despite growing public and political opposition to greenhouse-gas emissions. This comes amid expectations those emissions eventually will be subject to federal restrictions, especially after the recent Democratic congressional sweep. Even some industry officials are cautiously jumping on side. Are coal's days numbered?

Tue, 2006-12-12 12:56Ross Gelbspan
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First Groping Baby Steps Toward a Carbon-Pricing System

Global warming can be seen as a classic “market failure” because there is no price placed on spewing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Tue, 2006-12-12 11:03Richard Littlemore
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Ottawa's slow thaw on global warming

Are the Conservatives slowly thawing their heated opinions on climate change?

There are signs that Canada's Environment Minister Rona Ambrose and the Harper Conservatives may be changing their tune, albeit very slightly. According to today's Globe and Mail Ambrose stated that, “she would support spending federal money on such [Kyoto carbon] credits if they could be verified by a third party and counted toward the government's Kyoto targets.” It's something, I guess.

But this news does come on the heels of yet another blunder yesterday by the waried Minister at the helm of Canada's climate change policy…
Mon, 2006-12-11 13:01Bill Miller
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Victoria newspaper raps skeptic knuckles

The Victoria Times Colonist has taken a swipe at skeptics in a recent editorial acknowledging climate change and the role played by greenhouse-gas emissions in global warming. In the same issue, Prince Charles says he intends to revise his travel plans in a bid to avert global warming.

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