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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.

Fri, 2006-03-10 09:07Richard Littlemore
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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.

Fri, 2006-03-10 08:56Richard Littlemore
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Climate Change Primer

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

Thu, 2006-03-09 11:56Richard Littlemore
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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.

Thu, 2006-03-09 11:43Jim Hoggan
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Media "balance" on global climate change reinterpreted

EMagazine recently interviewed Eugene Linden, author of The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather and the Destruction of Civilizations.

Linden does a nice job of explaining one of the most critical problems in sorting out the PR bias of climate change. The boldface question is from eMagazine. Linden's intelligent answer follows:

Thu, 2006-03-09 11:28Richard Littlemore
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A Quick Critique of the IPCC

Have a look at this succinct explanation of the science behind climate change, written by Professor Peter Ba
Thu, 2006-03-09 11:23Richard Littlemore
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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.

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