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Good news climate stories of 2011
This past year saw several bright spots emerge in humanity’s ongoing battle to prevent climate chaos. Is the tide starting to turn?
Dec 26th, 2011
Climate “catastrophe” of 6C dead ahead: IEA
“The world is perfectly on track for a six-degree Celsius increase in temperature. Everybody, even the schoolchildren, knows this is a catastrophe for all of us.” Actually, it's worse than that.
Dec 2nd, 2011
Big oil's aggressive plan to run more pipelines through Super Natural B.C.
The tar sands industry wants lots more pipelines and BC is targeted for at least the next three.
Nov 29th, 2011
As Americans max out on tar sands, more pipelines head for Vancouver and B.C.
Nov 28th, 2011
Vancouver Sun's ethical oil orgy
A recent Vancouver Sun business article by Barbara Yaffe was such a one-sided “oil orgy” that it not only demands a balanced response, it deserves an award.
Nov 10th, 2011
Tar sands CEO convicted of ecocide in prestigious UK test trial. Is Harper next?
What started as a miserable, terrible, horrible month for “ethical [sic] oil”, multi-nationals turned downright menacing on September 30 in a London courtroom. The UK Supreme Court was the...
Oct 14th, 2011
Extreme rain rips apart historic Cinque Terre: "Monterosso no longer exists"
Italy’s world famous ‘Cinque Terre’ hill towns drew the short straw last week as our turbo-charged weather system unleashed its latest epic rainfall disaster.
Oct 30th, 2011
If Oprah Winfrey is willing to plug "Ethical Oil", why stop with the tar sands?
If an “ethical” brand make-over can make our tar sands smell sweet, just imagine how many other profitable (but deadly) industries it can pry open for us.
Sep 30th, 2011
NASA: it rained so hard the oceans fell
Worldwide rainfall and snowfall were so extreme, in so many places last year, that sea levels fell dramatically. What role did global warming play and where are we headed from here?
Sep 26th, 2011
CO2 Smackdown: volcanoes vs fossil fuels
What's your guess? Do volcanoes or fossil fuels dump more CO2 into our wobbling climate system each year?
Jun 28th, 2011