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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.

IPCC study notwithstanding, Canadian business leaders still cool on global warming

A new poll has found that executives who do believe the findings of the UN climate-change report do so mainly because they see the plausibility of problems resulting from the buildup of greenhouse gases, not because they trust the scientific evidence.

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.

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.”

British airline tycoon pledges $25 million to spur research aimed at winning greenhouse-gas battle

The prize will go to the first person or group to discover a way to remove billions of tones of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore has endorsed the five-year contest.

Only 13 per cent of Republicans believe humans cause global warming in new poll

Despite last week’s UN report attributing some 90 per cent of global warming to human activity, the latest “Congressional Insiders Poll” of 113 members of Congress has found a sharp decline in the percentage of Republicans who believe it.

Global warming of last 50 years “unusual” in at least the previous 1300 years

The IPCC Summary for Policymakers says the last time Polar Regions were significantly warmer for an extended period was about 125,000 years ago, when reductions in polar ice volume led to a sea-level rise of four to six metres.

UN blames global warming on fossil fuels; Exxon posts $40 billion US profit

In an ironic twist of timing, the world’s largest publicly owned oil company registered its largest-ever corporate profit on the eve of the landmark report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change saying there is little doubt global warming is caused by man. Other major oil companies have also reaped unprecedented profits from fossil-fuel consumption.

US Congressional stalwart invites Gore to testify on global warming

A spate of bills calling for greenhouse-gas controls have been introduced in the US senate. Ten major corporations have formed a coalition to push President Bush for action. Now a House of Representatives committee is shoving climate change to the top of its agenda.

A US coalition of industry giants and environmental groups wants firm limits on carbon emissions

A nationwide group , cognizant of the increasing political momentum for federal controls, is calling for emission reductions of 10 per cent to 30 per cent over the next 15 years.


DeSmog author takes the spotlight in global-warming documentary

Ross Gelbspan, a renowned climate-change author and one of the founders of DeSmogBlog, is at the Sundance Film Festival this week as a star in the documentary Everything’s Cool , a “toxic comedy” about global warming coming to America.

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