Tue, 2006-06-06 09:31Richard Littlemore
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Free Marketeers Speak Up on Climate Risk

“Climate change is today's problem not tomorrow's. If we don't take action now to understand the changing nature of our planet we will face extinction.” - Lloyd's of London director, Rolf Tolle.

For more complete coverage of the nervousness that prevails in the oldest insurance market in the world, click here.

Tue, 2006-06-06 09:19Richard Littlemore
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U Texas: Thars Gold in Them Thar Solutions

The Dallas Morning News (a hotbed of climate change hysteria, I'm sure), reports a University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) study that points to the considerable number of business and cost-savings opportunities that arise because of climate change.
Tue, 2006-06-06 09:13Richard Littlemore
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Nix the Nukes; Blix Thinks Environment is Scarier

“To me the question of the environment is more ominous than that of peace and war…I'm more worried about global warming than I am of any major military conflict.”

- U.N. Weapons Inspector Hans Blix, (March 14, 2003)

Mon, 2006-06-05 11:37Sarah Pullman
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Gregory Benford - Audio Interview

We managed to grab Gregory Benford, one of the speakers at the Skeptic's Conference, over dinner on Saturday. You can listen to the 7-minute podcast here.

You'll hear his explanation of UVB-Chaff – a proposed solution to warming on our planet (also a way to prevent lots of skin cancer). This is likely to generate some ideological controversy, as those who believe we should leave Mother Nature alone take issue with those who believe we have a responsibility to use technology to solve our problems. Check it out and we'd love to hear your thoughts!
Sat, 2006-06-03 22:59Richard Littlemore
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Jesters Up-End a Day of Serious Science

“What good is a philosopher who doesn’t annoy anyone?”

This question may finally provide an answer to the riddle: What is it with Michael Crichton, anyway?

The “father of the techno thriller” was the marquee speaker at The Environmental Wars – a Science Skeptics conference during which a parade of speakers with stunning academic credentials had offered a whole day’s worth of data proving that the debate about climate change is over.


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