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Bill Miller is a 35-year veteran of the journalistic trenches and a freelance writer for the past 10 years. In his previous life, Bill was a reporter and editor with the Victoria Times-Colonist, Reuters's Quebec correspondent, Bureau Chief for United Press International on Parliament Hill, and reporter for the Ottawa Citizen. Honesty compels him also to confess that his first full-time job was with The Wall Street Journal in New York City, where he first realized the planet was doomed unless humans changed their ways.

Bill Miller is a 35-year veteran of the journalistic trenches and a freelance writer for the past 10 years.

In his previous life, Bill was a reporter and editor with the Victoria Times-Colonist, Reuters's Quebec correspondent, Bureau Chief for United Press International on Parliament Hill, and reporter for the Ottawa Citizen. Honesty compels him also to confess that his first full-time job was with The Wall Street Journal in New York City, where he first realized the planet was doomed unless humans changed their ways.

Toronto girds for climate-change battle

Canada’s largest city is embarking on a plan to fight climate change and global warming by slashing greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 per cent from 1990 levels by 2050. Mayor David Miller says cleaning the air is “the issue of our time, maybe of all time.”

77 per cent of Canadians convinced global warming is real

Although the vast majority is convinced, a new survey by Angus Reid Strategies also found that people in various regions hold different attitudes. In Alberta, as example, 69 per cent of respondents said they believed in global warming, while in Quebec, the number soared to 83 per cent.

Fifty-seven per cent of Quebecers, moreover, said they are promoting better behavior toward the environment while only 36 per cent of Albertans said they are doing the same.

New study finds food supply already imperiled by climate change

World cereal crops have suffered losses of $5 billion US annually since 1981 due to global warming caused by human activity, says the first study to gauge how much world food production already has been affected by climate change.

Gore urges U.S. Congress to take speedy action on global warming

In his first return since 2001, when he was the defeated Democratic nominee still presiding over the Senate in his role as vice president, Gore told Congress they must slash carbon dioxide and other global warming gases 90 percent by 2050 to avert a crisis.

Global warming a “weapon of mass destruction,” says British climatologist

Accused of overstating the hazard, climate experts are striking back over the seriousness of climate change. One climate expert said it posed a greater threat than terrorism.

Former White House official doctored global-warming reports to undercut scientific findings

The official made 181 changes in three climate reports to emphasize uncertainties surrounding the science of climate change and undermine widespread conclusions that man-made emissions are warming earth. Shortly thereafter, the official, a former oil-industry lobbyist, left the White House to work at Exxon Mobil Corp.

Don’t “cry wolf” on climate-change risks, scientists say

Two leading UK climate researchers say some of their peers are “overplaying” the global warming message and risk confusing the public about the threat. Both hold the mainstream view that human activity is the cause of climate change, but they think catastrophism and “Hollywoodisation” of weather and climate actually undermine the scientific truth.

Carbon-footprint label introduced to guide consumers

The labeling scheme , operated by the Carbon Trust, will show shoppers how much carbon was emitted in the manufacture and transportation of goods. Participating companies will have to agree to slash the product’s “carbon footprint” to stay in the program.

G8 to gauge cost of species loss from climate change

Environment Ministers from the G8 have agreed to study the world economic impact of species being driven to extinction by global warming. The ministers have agreed to conduct the review along the lines of last year’s report by economist Sir Nicholas Stern.

Canadian government pulls plug on climate-change policy group

A wire dispatch suggests the move illustrates the Harper government’s intention to seize control of a politically charged issue by wresting it away from bureaucrats. The Climate Change Policy Directorate, a working group that has played a key role in shaping policy, has been eliminated by Environment Canada.

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