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Tiny Beetles Destroying Pines
The Washington Post, March 1, 2006
QUESNEL, B.C. – Millions of acres of Canada's lush green forests are turning red in spasms of death. A voracious beetle, whose population has exploded with the warming climate, is killing more trees than wildfires or logging.
Look here for an excellent and exhaustive appraisal of our global energy future.
The link goes to a lecture by California Institute of Technology Professor Nathan S. Lewis, who tallies current energy usage, likely world energy reserves and future demand, based on likely population growth. You can download a 16-page text, complete with a PowerPoint or you can stream an audio feed of the whole nearly hour-long lecture.
High illness rate near oilsands worrisome, says Alberta health official
CBC News, March 10, 2006
A medical examiner in Alberta wants to know why there are reports of serious illnesses, including a rare cancer, in a small First Nations community near the province's oilsands.
Look here for a clear, concise and remarkably optimistic explanation of climate change and the efforts to respond.
This Q&A with the New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert is a year old, but well worth reading. Kolbert wrote a definitive three-part article on climate change last year and has a book coming out, supposedly this March. Her most recent New Yorker contribution also touches on the effects of climate change, though it dwells primarily on the sorry future facing Louisiana, which is sinking into the sea.
Watch for the movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and consider that its star, environmentalist and former Vice-President Al Gore, actually won the election against George W. Bush.
Imagine where climate change policy might be today if the U.S. Supreme Court had accepted the verdict of the people of the United States.