Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Environmental contrasts.

This is an interesting study in constrasts. On the one hand, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases its report, detailing the possible outcome of global warming (see here). On the other hand, Canada's Environment Minister John Baird doesn't really see what the problem is: he's okay with allowing total industrial emissions to go up (see here). I'm not even remotely surprised any more.

On a more sinister note, this article in the Guardian reports on a US lobby group with ties to both the oil industry and the Bush administration is trying to bribe scientists and economists (economists? Huh?) to critique the IPCC study. Do I need to explain why this is a bad thing? I sincerely hope not.

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