Tue, 2006-01-17 11:46Jim Hoggan
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Past the Point of No Return

Brace yourself and check out our colleague Ross Gelbspan’s blog today, where he has picked up a U.K. story about James Lovelock, the scientist and green guru who conceived the notion of Gaia. In it, Lovelock says that we have already done too much damage to the climate system to correct in time.

Tue, 2006-01-17 10:49Jim Hoggan
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Greenhouse Gas Emission Policy Revealed as a Sham

The Globe and Mail offers this report:

The automobile industry may be able to meet a highly touted, voluntary Kyoto agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions without doing anything extra to improve the fuel efficiency of millions of cars on Canadian roads, a study by a U.S. researcher warns.”

 

Tue, 2006-01-17 08:16Richard Littlemore
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A Strenuously Balanced View on Climate Science

This New Scientist feature ( Climate change: Menace or myth?) is an older piece, missing some of the big news in the last year that has bolstered the scientific consensus yet further, but it is, nevertheless, a painstakingly fair effort to weigh the arguments for and against climate change - even giving the last word to ExxonMobil's client scientists.
Mon, 2006-01-16 12:55Ross Gelbspan
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Financial Times' Missing Information

Last weekend’s Financial Times featured a story on it’s front page headlined: 

Power companies predict return of coal

   The story noted:

   “The world is on the brink of a big switch from gas to coal as the preferred fuel for power stations … [A]bout 40 per cent of the orders for electricity turbines in the next decade will be for coal-powered units, with the share of gas-fired plants falling to between 25 and 30 per cent.”

Mon, 2006-01-16 09:47Richard Littlemore
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Wet Coast Update

It was sunny in Vancouver yesterday, robbing soggy residents of the record for most consecutive rainy days. Rumour has it that Seattle is still in the hunt. And Vancouver is also on track to record the rainiest January and the rainiest winter.

Read more: Wet Coast Update

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