Wed, 2006-11-01 08:29Richard Littlemore
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World's Leading Risk Analyst Bringing Climate Debate to U.S.

The world's leading risk analyst, the reinsurance giant Lloyd's of London, has once again raised the red flag over climate change, per this article in the Insurance Journal.
Trevor Maynard, Lloyd's manager of emerging risks, says flatly: “Climate change is a very real threat. It would be unthinkable for us to ignore one of the biggest dangers we face in the coming decades.”
In the constant (and often idiotic) debate over climate change, the single rationale that deniers have mounted to explain the alleged worldwide “scientific conspiracy” to frighten the public about global warming is that the greatest scientists or our time are scuffling for government research grants.
Tue, 2006-10-31 12:33Kevin Grandia
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Another GOP candidate sticks her head in the sand

North Dakota Republican candidate, Karen Karls, claims that she “is not convinced it [global warming] is a valid problem… actually it's pretty cold here.”
Tue, 2006-10-31 08:18Ross Gelbspan
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Australia to the World: 'You Start -- We'll Catch Up"

Australia, the world's biggest coal exporter, won't begin to cut its own carbon emissions until China and India begin to cut theirs first – despite the fact that the Kyoto Protocol calls on industrial countries to begin the process and developing countries to join in a subsequent round.
Tue, 2006-10-31 07:05Ross Gelbspan
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UK's Call for Immediate Climate Action Met With Denial from OPEC and a Yawn from The White House

While officials in the UK used the Stern report to reiterate the urgency and imminence of dangerous climate change, officials in OPEC proclaimed such concerns had “no foundation in science.”  As for the Bush Administration, the response was yet another “stay the course.

Tue, 2006-10-31 06:02Richard Littlemore
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A Letter to Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe

Dear Sir,

On September 25, 2006, in a speech to the U.S. Senate, you said this:

On July 24, 2006, the Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Naomi Oreskes, a social scientist at the University of California San Diego and the author of a 2004 Science magazine study. Oreskes insisted that a review of 928 scientific papers showed there was 100% consensus that global warming was not caused by natural climate variations. This study was also featured in former Vice President Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.

However, the analysis in Science excluded nearly 11,000 studies (more than 90% of the papers dealing with global warming), according to a critique by British social scientist Benny Peiser.

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