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Canada confirms it will reject new Kyoto Protocol

Gerard Wynn, Reuters, Jun 8, 2011

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Canada confirmed on Wednesday that it would not support an extended Kyoto Protocol after 2012, joining Japan and Russia in rejecting a new round of the climate emissions pact.

Hasta la vista, Arnie: Can the climate movement afford to lose Arnold Schwarzenegger?

by Lisa Hymas, Grist, 23 May 2011

The most prominent Republican voice for climate action is now in the (hound)doghouse. Turns out the Sperminator has been pumping more than iron.

If you're as revolted as I am, you might be tempted to toss the bum permanently overboard -- but can we afford to?

Carbon credits hurt schools, help Encana

Paul Willcocks, Times Colonist, May 11, 2011

School districts across B.C. are chopping budgets because they don't have enough money.

At the same time, they're being forced to fork over millions for globalwarming carbon offsets - and some of the money is handed over as subsidies to profitable corporations.

Why Bolivia stood alone in opposing the Cancún climate agreement

Pablo Solon, guardian.co.uk, 21 December 2010

Pablo SolonWe were accused of being obstructionist, obstinate and unrealistic. But we feel an enormous obligation to set aside diplomacy and tell the truth

Business taking aim at climate plan

By Les Leyne, Times Colonist, December 11, 2010

A big new test for Liberal leadership hopefuls -- and likely the New Democratic Party contestants soon to come -- arrived at the legislature earlier this week.

It came in a letter from the B.C. Business Council to Environment Minister Murray Coell and Minister of State for Climate Action John Yap.

Ottawa lax on climate change issues, report says

GLORIA GALLOWAY, Globe and Mail, Dec. 07, 2010

"The Canadian Coast Guard is poorly prepared to deal with spills from ships and the monitoring of the country’s water resources is inadequate."

Cancun, and more Consequential C Words

By Michael M'Gonigle and Louise Takeda, TheTyee.ca, 29 Nov 2010

Considering climate change, Copenhagen, Cochabamba, the coming calamity, and most controversial: capitalism.

There seems to be something about the letter C and climate change.

Hoover Dam could stop generating electricity as soon as 2013, officials fear

By ERIC WOLFF, North County Times - Californian, September 11, 2010

Dropping water levels imperil power flowing to Southern California

Fossil fuel peddling impedes B.C.'s progress toward a green future

Marc Lee,, Vancouver Sun, July 16, 2010

Based primarily on the creation of a carbon tax two years ago, the B.C. government has been propelled into the position of North American climate action leader. While there was much to applaud as first steps on climate action in B.C.'s 2008 "green" budget, two years later there remain some glaring contradictions between climate action and B.C.'s transportation and industrial policies.

A Green Retreat

by Stefan Theil, Newsweek, July 12, 2010

Why the environment is no longer a sure-fire political winner.

It's about the carbon

by Bill McKibben, Christian Century Magazine, June 1, 2010

What's worse than the gulf oil leak?

The sudden, hideous explosion of oil in the Gulf of Mexico is the latest reminder of who we really are. By we, I mean:

United States the heartland of climate-change skepticism

Ed Stoddard, National Post, Reuters, February 23, 2010

Many Americans are skeptical about global warming and that makes it harder to get a bill through Congress.

Climate strategy on a road to nowhere

Bjorn Lomborg, Globe and Mail, Feb. 08, 2010

After a string of empty promises agreed to in Rio, then Kyoto, then Copenhagen, Canada needs a new approach in making meaningful change to emissions policy

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