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Early Rumours of the Next IPCC Report on Climate Change

The BBC reports that the next official report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will abandon the conditional language of previous editions.

“A source told the BBC: 'The measurements from the natural world on all parts of the globe have been anomalous over the past decade.

Climate Change Primer

Look here for a clear, concise and remarkably optimistic explanation of climate change and the efforts to respond.

Arctic Warming: A Good News/Bad News Joke

There is an enduring falacy that people in the north with enjoy the effects of climate change. Well, not perhaps those northerners whose homes are built on melting permafrost: Yukon’s Dawson City treading on thin ice.

New Yorker Climate Correspondent Elizabeth Kolbert Q&A

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.

A Quick Critique of the IPCC

Have a look at this succinct explanation of the science behind climate change, written by Professor Peter Ba

An Inconvenient Truth

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.

The Truth About Global Warming - Again

This headline - “The truth about global warming” - is one of the biggest hit grabbers on Google: people want to know.

In such circumstances, woe betide the ones who wind up on Susan Shelley's blogpost, which begins with an interesting piece of science and concludes with an encouragement that we all ignore the unprecedented scope of human impact on the earth's climate - and watch football. Scary.

Tapping the Power of the Corporate Elite

Engen on climate change
 
Drew Hasselback
Financial Post

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Kudos to Travis Engen, outgoing chief executive officer at the ultra-energy hog Alcan Inc., for his advocacy for an intelligent corporate and governmental response to climate change. This kind of plainspoken support from a captain of an energy intensive industry can't be ignored.

Advocating Sane International Climate Policy

Grist Magazine has an interview with Sir David King, who stands as the pointy end of Tony Blair's climate change policy apparatus. An excerpt:

"Fisking" Climate Change Arguments: The Deniers Get Creative

Amy Ridenour’s newly redesigned National Centre for Public Policy Research blog (very stylish Amy; I like the gravitas suggested by yellowed book pages), features a great non sequiturial attack on the Independent  for adding to its already exhaustive coverage of the climate change issue.

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