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Mon, 2006-03-20 17:42Richard Littlemore
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Wired on Climate Change

Wired has the first of three interviews with climate change authors, this one with Tim Flannery, director of the South Australian Museum and biologist at the University of Adelaide and author of The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth (Grove Atlantic).

Mon, 2006-03-20 16:37Jim Hoggan
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Inconvenient Truth: An Update

“When will we see a story about increasing levels of manmade greenhouse gases being a sign of progress? A story that points out that our use of affordable sources of energy continue to spur increases in global productivity, health, longevity, and quality of life in general? A story about the fact that the wealth that is generated by access to fossil fuels is just what will be required to develop and refine alternative energy technologies in the future?”

Fri, 2006-03-17 13:06Ross Gelbspan
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An "Ugly Climate Cover-up" in Switzerland

VERBIER, Switzerland (Reuters) - Global warming may be the last thing on the minds of extreme skiers speeding down the blustery cliff faces at Verbier-4 Vallees this winter. 

But looking down from the chic Swiss ski resort's 10,800-foot peak, Eric Balet, whose company runs the ski lifts, says climate change has become a business concern. 

Wed, 2006-03-15 09:34Richard Littlemore
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Climate Change: Ideology vs. Corporate Pragmatism

Look here for an analysis of the Bush administration's deepening isolation on climate change - even the business community is taking another side.

Wed, 2006-03-15 09:27Richard Littlemore
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IPCC Seeks Information Officer

Check this Grist piece on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change looking for a new information officer. Or call up the posting directly.

Wed, 2006-03-15 08:58Jim Hoggan
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Accuracy in Media: A New Spin on the Spinners Spin

Accuracy in Media (AIM) is a New Right website that claims dedication to promoting “fairness, balance and accuracy in news reporting.” But this post gives a wonderful example of how twisted this “impartial” media monitoring has become. AIM assails MSNBC-TV host Keith Olbermann for suggesting that there might be a top-down, pro-Bush bias in his organization. Not possible, AIM claims, because NBC is owned by GE, which famously acknowledges that climate change is a real and pressing problem - in obvious contradiction to the Bush administration's position.

Wed, 2006-03-15 06:54Ross Gelbspan
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Ringo, John, Paul, George -- Where are you when we need you?

'Rapid Warming' Spreads Havoc in Canada's Forests
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.

 

Tue, 2006-03-14 15:29Richard Littlemore
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Good News/Bad News: Our Energy Future

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.

Mon, 2006-03-13 13:25Ross Gelbspan
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Are Tar Sands Hazardous to Our Health?

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.  

Fri, 2006-03-10 09:22Richard Littlemore
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Elizabeth Kolbert's Book Catching Early Raves

New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert's new book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, is garnering extremely positive early reviews. Check this in the Seattle Times, which also covers Tim Flannery's excellent The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth.

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