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(Thanks to Lou for the tip and the headline) From the Republicans for Environmental Protection website: ‘A Climate for Change:’ A Presentation by Katharine Hayhoe Katharine Hayhoe, a research associate professor at Texas Tech University and expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, gave a presentation on climate science to REP members via […]

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Parliament may be prorogued, but the opposition parties are keeping busy. I was up on Parliament Hill last week for the Round Table on ‘Improving the Lives of Northerners’. Lots of interesting Arctic policy titbits. Michael Ignatieff comments: “An Arctic strategy can’t be only a military strategy.” Spot on. A couple of new icebreakers to […]

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Stephen Harper on Climate Change

“I don’t think we should consider signing on to a deal that makes us virtually the sole country in the world that is going to take any action.” (Stephen Harper, Toronto Star, September 5, 2002) “Kyoto does virtually nothing to deal with pollution and to deal with the quality of the air that we breathe. […]

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The Global Language Monitor reports that the top words of the decade were ‘Global Warming’, with ‘Climate Change’ the top phrase. ‘Global Warming’ was rated highly from the very first day of the decade. In 2008, ‘Global Warming’ was the top phrase of the year, while in 2007 it was ‘Climate Change’. That, despite eight […]

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What happens when climate change moves faster than plants can migrate? It’s a good question. Throughout the history of life on Earth, species have shifted where they live in response to changing environmental conditions. Abrupt changes in climate and the environment  can outpace the speed at which plants can adapt. The consequence is local extinction. […]

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A flower for our epoch

The alpine and tundra wildflower Dryas octopetala has the honour of lending its name to a period of climate change called the Younger Dryas, around 10,000 years ago, when glacial conditions rapidly set in across the higher Northern Hemisphere. Pollen from the Dryas flower suddenly began to appear in ice cores. The abrupt arrival of […]

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