Fri, 2007-04-20 12:43Ross Gelbspan
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Nature's Bargain: A Mere $900 Billion

The U.S. government, insurer of last resort, faces a potential payout of at least $919 billion under a worst-case scenario of flood and crop losses due to global warming, congressional investigators say.
Fri, 2007-04-20 12:34John Lefebvre

Tories' Economics are Short-term, Self-Destructive

Canada's bloody-minded determination to ignore climate change - reaffirmed yesterday in the Conservative's intentionally frightening accounting of the potential costs of the Kyoto accord - will leave Canadians standing against a rising tide with no plan and no boat.
Fri, 2007-04-20 12:22Richard Littlemore
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National Post Threatens Nazi-like Deprivations

You have to assume that Canada's National Post is guilty of casual disregard for journalistic integrity rather than strategic fear-mongering, but the newspaper made space on its front page today for a vision of Nazi-occupied France - and suggested that's what we're facing if we try to attend to climate change.
Fri, 2007-04-20 09:57Bill Miller
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Prominent newspaper highlights link between security and global warming

The New York Times says the climate-change debate took “a useful turn” this week as “persuasive connections” were drawn between national security and global warming, causing even those who customarily scoff at environmental issues to take notice.

Fri, 2007-04-20 07:09Ross Gelbspan
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Australian Farmers High, Dry and Desperate

John Howard has urged everyone to pray for rain after warning that the millions of people along the Murray-Darling Basin will have only enough water for basic domestic use from the middle of the year.

The looming catastrophe will directly affect the 50,000 farmers who depend on the river system for their livelihoods as well as the millions in Adelaide and the numerous towns along the basin, which stretches from southern Queensland to South Australia.


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