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!

Fri, 2007-02-09 14:47Bill Miller
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Comm. professor says framing key to winning global warming struggle

An American University professor says until scientists learn to communicate strategically on global warming we're not going to get the policy solutions we need, just more gridlock and a worsening problem.

Fri, 2007-02-09 12:31Bill Miller
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Ill winds passed during Congressional hot-air debate

A recent three-hour House hearing on global warming underscored how politically charged the climate-change issue remains, even as several formerly skeptical Members of Congress said they were now convinced it’s time to act. One skeptical California Republican even blamed some earlier warming on “dinosaur flatulence.”

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