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Fri, 2006-04-07 17:39Richard Littlemore
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Michael Crichton Rebuffed, Specifically and Conclusively

If Michael Crichton still claimed any credibility anywhere for his counter-climate change fantasies, this should finish it nicely.
Fri, 2006-04-07 06:26Richard Littlemore
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Seven Signs of Phoney Science

Thanks to Erin Jeffries for spotting this piece on the seven signs of phoney science.

1. The discoverer pitches the claim directly to the media.

Thu, 2006-04-06 21:31Richard Littlemore
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Another Compilation of Sobering Climate Stories

Kudos to Steven Hume of the Vancouver Sun, always a voice of conscience in a corporate storm, for this climate change wrap.

From the Vancouver Sun:

Let's comme

Fri, 2006-03-31 10:48Ross Gelbspan
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Bush Fingers "Fundamental Debate"

 ”We – first of all, there is – the globe is warming. The fundamental debate: Is it manmade or natural.”  

– President George W. Bush, speaking in Washington on March 29, 2006 

 

Thu, 2006-03-30 08:45Ross Gelbspan
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US Royalties to Big Oil Give a New ($100 Billion) Meaning to "Black Gold"

Incentives for oil and gas companies that drill in the Gulf of Mexico will cost the federal government at least $20 billion over the next 25 years, according to the draft of a Congressional report obtained on Tuesday.

The new estimates, prepared by the Government Accountability Office, also warn that $80 billion in revenue could be lost over the same period if oil and gas companies win a new lawsuit that seeks a further reduction in their royalty payments.

Sun, 2006-03-26 13:51Richard Littlemore
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Science Magazine Climate Change Special

Science magazine has a wonderful but disturbing special online edition on the potential effects of climate change in the earth's ice fields and sea levels.
Wed, 2006-03-22 12:22Jim Hoggan
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National Post Writers Overwhelmed by 2 Simultaneous Thoughts

Canada's national pretender - the National Post - is at it again, dismissing any notion of climate change on the grounds that while the weather has been warmer than usual in Calgary, it was colder than ever in Warsaw.

Wed, 2006-03-22 06:32Richard Littlemore
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Fortune Magazine: Mainstream Climate Change Spin

It's great to see thoughtful businesses, and thoughtful business publications, acknowledging the obvious and taking responsible action accordingly:

Check this Fortune magazine story on  the new survey by the Ceres investor coalition analyzing how 100 leading companies are addressing the growing financial risks and opportunities from climate change.

Tue, 2006-03-21 16:25Richard Littlemore
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Masking Ignorance as Opinion

In a piece by Vancouver Province newspaper columnist Alan Ferguson, on March 21, 2006, we have another instance in the worrying trend of ideologically driven opinion writers straying into flat statements of (incorrect) fact - much to the disservice of their readers.

Tue, 2006-03-21 13:56Ross Gelbspan
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Nobel Science Educator Finds U.S. Won't Put Its Money Where Its Youth Is -- But Canada Will

Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman Announces Move To British Columbia

Carl Wieman, CU-Boulder distinguished professor and Nobel laureate, announced today he will leave his faculty position at the University of Colorado at Boulder in January 2007 for a position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Wieman made the announcement today at a news conference on the CU-Boulder campus. Under the terms of his agreement with UBC, Wieman will retain a 20 percent appointment at CU-Boulder to head up the Science Education Project.

Wieman's new faculty position at British Columbia will include funding for a $12 million science education project.

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