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Oh, Canada...

by: Heather on 12/09/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

On the first day of negotiations at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Canada received the dubious distinction of "Fossil of the Day". According to the Climate Action Network Canada, this "prize" is given to countries who are blocking progress at the United Nations climate summit, and is awarded daily by a coalition of 400 leading international …

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Did You Read the Editorial in Your Morning Paper Today?

by: EJ on 12/07/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

Because if you did, this is very likely what you saw - unless you live in Australia, or Edmonton.

Unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, and with it our prosperity and security. The dangers have been becoming apparent for a generation. Now the facts have started to speak: 11 of the past 14 years have been …

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The Story of Cap and Trade

by: Heather on 12/02/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

The Story of Cap & Trade is the latest video from the amazing folks at The Story of Stuff Project. With her signature style of clear, accessible explanations and gentle humor, host Annie Leonard looks at the "devils in the details" of the cap and trade proposals being discussed in Washington and Copenhagen. These include free permits to big …

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Canada on Climate Change - Countdown to Copenhagen

by: EJ on 11/26/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced yesterday he will attend the Copenhagen conference. Is this a good thing? Certainly, his decision is most likely politically motivated. On November 24th the Canadian parliament voted against the conservative minority government to take a more ambitious position going into the United Nations Climate Summit in …

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What Can We Really Learn from "Climategate"?

by: Heather on 11/24/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

The recent Climategate scandal broke nearly a week ago - the online release of hundreds of private emails and documents which were illegally accessed through a security breach of servers at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit. Reaction to the emails has been mixed. At one extreme, climate deniers assert that their very existence …

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