Thu, 2006-12-14 09:46Ross Gelbspan
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Longtime Skeptic John Howard Acknowledges Climate Reality

Australian Prime Minister John Howard, a longtime climate skeptic, has embraced a key climate change forecast, warning Australians to prepare for more extreme weather events such as the current bushfires. Asked whether he accepted scientists' predictions on extreme weather, Howard said: “I think the country should prepare for a continuation of what we are now experiencing.”

Here's the full news article.  

Thu, 2006-12-14 08:16Ross Gelbspan
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Voters Around the World Push Climate Action

Wed, 2006-12-13 13:48Bill Miller
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Chicago utility to cut emissions, possibly plants

Three of Chicago's main sources of greenhouse-gas emissions will close or become cleaner under a new deal with the city. New standards are to be met by 2009 for mercury, 2012 for nitrogen oxide and 2018 for sulfur dioxide.
Wed, 2006-12-13 11:25Kevin Grandia
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Exxon lobby group named "year's most influential" in global climate change

The US Weather Channel's “climate change mission statement ” reads: “Throughout the world, people are confused about climate change and global warming, [the Weather Channel] will provide a place where sound science can be heard.”

As regular DeSmog readers know, much of the confusion and doubt in the general public around the issue of climate change and the discussion around “sound science” has been at the hands of industry and oil company funded front groups. Such groups serve the purpose of doing and saying the things a modern day corporation cannot …

Wed, 2006-12-13 09:00Richard Littlemore
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IPCC author and climate change expert hits "skeptics" hard

In a Calgary Sun column today, noted atmospheric scientist and IPCC author, Dr. Andrew Weaver, slams the so-called climate change “skeptics.”

“The enduring debate – such as it is, particularly in Alberta – over the role humans play in global warming – is so divorced from scientific literature as to be a discourse from a distant age or orbit,” says Weaver.

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