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Sunday, 29 August 2010 00:00 Snehal Shingavi Editorial Dept - Climate Change
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The floods which have devastated huge areas of Pakistan may be an act of nature, but the worsening humanitarian crisis that followed is a direct result of the failures of Pakistan's venal leaders – and the impact of the U.S. “war on terror.”

According to official estimates, more than 20 million people have been displaced and another 1,600 are dead as a result of one of the worst floods in Pakistani history. In some places, the rains have made the Indus River 15 miles wide, some 25 times broader than normal.

The flooding started when the monsoon rains tore through the mountains in the northwest part of the country (called Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa). As the waters raged through the Sindh and Punjab provinces, they destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and over 1.7 million acres of farmland. Several large cities were also been submerged, like Naushera, Muzaffarabad and Abottabad. The people who have made it out of the flood-ravaged areas are crammed in makeshift shelters or in overcrowded government buildings.
 

 
Monday, 28 December 2009 18:00 The Yes Men Editorial Dept - Climate Change
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Climate policy remains deplorable - The government of Canada has used strong-arm tactics to shut down two parody websites criticizing Canada's poor environmental policy, taking down 4500 other websites in the process.

The two websites, "enviro-canada.ca" and "ec-gc.ca", are "directly connected to a hoax which misleads people into believing that the Government of Canada will take certain actions in relation to environmental matters," wrote Mike Landreville from Environment Canada in an email to the German Internet Service Provider (ISP) Serverloft. "We trust you appreciate the importance of avoiding confusion among the public concerning Canadian governmental affairs and that you will assist us in preventing this hoax from spreading further."

In a remarkable overstepping of bounds, Landreville also asked the ISP to "make every effort to prevent any further attempts concerning other environment-related domains (enviro, ec-gc, etc.) originating from your servers." 

 

 
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 18:00 Co2Science Editorial Dept - Climate Change
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Climate Change in Copenhagen: Doom and gloom pervade an international meeting of climate alarmists earlier this year in this famed city.

As representatives of the nations of the world meet in Copenhagen to attempt to restrict the use of energy produced from coal, gas and oil in the guise of fighting global warming, many scientists and scholars are expressing grave concerns about what they are trying to do, as shown in the video below.

Video Courtesy of the Science and Public Policy Institute


 
Sunday, 02 August 2009 19:00 Fiona Kobusingye - Guest Author Editorial Dept - Climate Change
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It’s not global warming. It’s a science, priorities, honesty and morality crisis 

Life in Africa is often nasty, impoverished and short. AIDS kills 2.2 million Africans every year, say WHO reports. Lung infections cause 1.4 million deaths, malaria 1 million more, intestinal diseases 700,000. Diseases that could be prevented with simple vaccines kill an additional 600,000 annually, while war, malnutrition and life in filthy slums send countless more parents and children to early graves.

And yet, day after day, Africans are told the biggest threat we face is – global warming.

Conferences, news stories, television programs, class lectures and one-sided “dialogues” repeat the claim endlessly. Using oil and petrol, even burning wood and charcoal, will dangerously overheat our planet, melt ice caps, flood coastal cities, and cause storms, droughts, disease and extinctions, we’re told.

 

 
Tuesday, 03 June 2008 20:00 Kevin Mooney Editorial Dept - Climate Change
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Global Warming 'Alarmism' Is Hurting New Jersey Economy, Say Conservatives

Individual liberty and economic freedom are under assault in New Jersey where anti-industrial regulatory schemes are gaining traction because of global warming "alarmism," public officials and taxpayer activists declared last week in Trenton.

State lawmakers in New Jersey and other states have succumbed to the "greatest scam" of the past 100 years in the form of Kyoto-type mandatory emissions caps at the expense of their own citizenry and financial well-being, Republican Assemblyman Mike Doherty said in an interview with Cybercast News Service. (The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the United States is not a signatory to the agreement.)

Doherty was one of several speakers at the two-day "Defending the American Dream Summit" organized by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a Washington, D.C.-based grassroots group that supports free markets and conservative ideas. The economic liabilities of emissions restrictions figured prominently among the topics discussed at the event.

 

 

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