Tue, 2007-02-13 09:36Ross Gelbspan
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Investor Group Blacklists Ten Corporations For Climate Inaction

A group of US investors with more than $200 billion in assets have blacklisted 10 companies, including the oil giant ExxonMobil, the financial services group Wells Fargo and the utility TXU, for not doing enough to respond to global warming, in a sign of increasing shareholder activism on environmental issues. The group also includes: Dominion Resources, Allegheny Energy, Massey Energy, Consol Energy, ACE, ConocoPhillips and  Bed Bath & Beyond.
Tue, 2007-02-13 09:03Bill Miller
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IPCC study notwithstanding, Canadian business leaders still cool on global warming

A new poll has found that executives who do believe the findings of the UN climate-change report do so mainly because they see the plausibility of problems resulting from the buildup of greenhouse gases, not because they trust the scientific evidence.

Tue, 2007-02-13 06:57Richard Littlemore
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National Post Ducks Correction; Repeats “Slander”

Per an earlier post, the National Post recently defamed the renowned astrophysicist Dr. Nigel Weiss with an article lumping him in with a group of climate change “deniers.” Now Post columnist Lawrence Solomon (left) has redoubled the damage by repeating the libel in print and by writing an argumentative email in response to Dr. Weiss own letter of complaint.
Tue, 2007-02-13 06:20Richard Littlemore
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High Scientific Style Courtesy of Dr. Tim Ball

This contest was clearly too easy. As the first respondent pointed out, I telegraphed the answer by calling the author of this graph, Dr. Timothy F. Ball, a “distinguished” Canadian climatologist. it seems that sarcasm CAN translate to the printed page once in a while.

The graph, complete with a trend line from the top of one peak to the bottom of the next valley, was taken from a lecture that Ball gave to the Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy, which can be found here.
Tue, 2007-02-13 06:19Ross Gelbspan
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Must We Adapt to a Changing World? Bank on it!

At the World Bank in Washington, officials have posted some new “help wanted” signs. The bank is looking for two good specialists to focus on adapting to global warming. It's a small beginning, perhaps. Still, the ads represent one signal that adaptation is emerging from the political doghouse to take its place among the front-rank options for dealing with climate change.

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