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CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Cleaner air must begin at home Post a comment print this article
The little the Atlantic provinces can do about carbon emissions, they should do together
MONTREAL GAZETTE - Fund proves EI premiums are too high
OTTAWA CITIZEN - A case where rights conflict
TORONTO STAR - Access to education
NATIONAL POST - Don't let C-257 become law
NATIONAL POST - Eddie's admission
LONDON FREE PRESS - Grits knew Kyoto deal just hot air
WINDSOR STAR - Privacy and the RCMP
WINDSOR STAR - Bulb ban
Never-ending bright lights http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=38de14a8-bbb9-4b94-8614-e45a28c57b91
SUDBURY STAR - One year later, Caledonia remains in limbo
WINNIPEG FREE PRESSW - Follow court's lead
CALGARY HERALD - Challenging the next generation
Stronger parental authority is key to shaping mature behaviour
CALGARY SUN -
Harper announces $200 million more for Afghan aid
Arctic sovereignty patrols don't just rely on men's 'eyes and ears'
Lives lost, lessons learned
Canada embarking on arms race with Taliban, report warns
Afghan progress 'painfully slow'
paper: Harper given German report that details rebuilding efforts
Cheney makes surprise visits to Afghanistan, Pakistan
Tories have also had hand in shortchanging military
Surplus swells, may leave room for bigger tax cuts(
HEALTH CARE RELATED
'We can't afford' wait times guarantee
Ontario to boost doc count
Hurting all over
One in six Canadians suffers from chronic pain. What are their options?
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Election reform garners support
Alberta pumping $400M into oilsands region for housing, clinics and water
Outspoken MP defies Tory eviction notice
'It's a waste of time,' and taxpayers' money, argues Conservative-turned-Liberal
Bains to keep pressing Harper for apology
PM's comments on Air-India case were shocking, MP maintains
Would-be Tory candidates could run afoul of elections law
April audits may bring Grits shame
Trudeau bid spotlights Liberal infighting
Maxime Bernier's misguided Free-marketism
Ex-NDP aide slams Green leader as a sellout
Harper should stick to the small-c stuff
THE HILL TIMES CANADA'S POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT NEWSWEEKLY
Kingsley expects next federal election 'any time soon'
Conservatives say Dion's image in 'free-fall,' TV ads helped target his credibility: Hill
Dion's whipped anti-terror vote 'divisive,' should be free: Liberal
Environmental lobby pushes for Kyoto targets, despite resistance
The Earth or the Economy?
Lorrie Goldstein and Paul Berton square off on global warming, Kyoto and Canada
Climate draft allows spike in oil-sands emissions
Ottawa low-balling future development, environmentalists say of proposed plan
CRTC's main objective is telecom deregulation, chairman says
Unions, feds face off over pension-surplus
Pensioners miss out
Security certificate system to be revamped: Day
How to navigate through Kyoto's ...
Stop misusing electricity
How global warming goes against the grain
Buying your way out
CLIMATE CHANGE, Part II: Carbon offset programs seem to be the new rage -- but are they ethically correct?
Greens pan northern pipeline
Mackenzie Valley proposal like 'razor slash' on Mona Lisa
Flaws found in Tory climate-change draft plan
OPINION AND INFORMATION
Nepean team quits soccer event after girl told to take off hijab
Lessons from The Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher seized her moment, transformed a country
Women resist call of politics
What business can learn from government
It's often claimed that bureaucracies should be run in a more businesslike manner, but increasingly in today's complex economic environment, the reverse is true http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=ec126d9a-b9d6-4b80-9ac6-b82930749042
Ottawa annonce 200 millions $ de plus pour une aide à l'Afghanistan
Ottawa suspend son projet de loi pour le retour au travail des employés du CN
Passeport obligatoire: Washington fait montre d'ouverture
Les inquiétudes de Washington
Subject: Global Warming, Take 2
From: John Anderson
A couple of quick replies to some of the points raised in response to my earlier rant on global warming:
1. "Burning hydrogen raises the level of water vapour in the air, and water vapour is one of the most
important greenhouse gases" Two responses: (1) Burning oil and gas also produces large amounts
of water vapour -- along with all of the other pollutants; 2. I proposed that the hydrogen be produced
by electrolysing water, so that in the end there is no net increase in the amount of water in the
environment. (If there is a net increase in the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere as opposed
to liquid water on the surface, this is due to atmospheric warming which allows for an increase in
2. Let's be clear: Ethanol and methanol are also hydrocarbons; they also produce CO2 when burned.
Using these fuels instead of oil and gas is not going to reduce the levels of atmospheric CO2.
3. If we do not KNOW what is causing global warming, THEM MAYBE WE HAD BETTER FIND OUT
because, however it is happening, our way of life is being seriously threatened.
The only thing that I guess that we can say for certain is that humanity's consumption of hydrocarbon
fuels has jumped by, I would guess, several orders of magnitude over the past 150-200 years. It is
intuitively logical to make the connection between this fact and the fact of global warming. But if there
is, in fact, something else going on, THEN WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE STAND UP AND EXPLAIN IT!!
Best Regards, John A.
Unable to answer John I googled, this link will take you to "causes of global warming", 6,770,000 articles.
BELOW (30) is the wikipedia consideration of Global warming. Bestest I can do is provide data which will probably reinforce
the views of those holding them strongly one way and the other and leave the rest of us still wondering .
What other factors than human activities may be playing a part in what is transpiring is John's question as I understand it.
Responses to it will be welcomed.
- 1 Terminology
- 2 History of warming
- 3 Causes
- 4 Attributed and expected effects
- 5 Mitigation
- 6 Climate models
- 7 Other related issues
- 8 Notes
- 9 Further reading
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
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- Nanotech Could Give Global Warming a Big Chill (July, 2006) by Ray Kurzweil (PDF)
- Climate Change Science Program
- Global Atmosphere Watch
- List of scientists opposing global warming consensus
- National Assessment on Climate Change
- Scientific opinion on climate change
Fossil fuel availability
- Climate change
- Iris hypothesis
- Maunder Minimum (1645-1715)
- Pacific Decadal Oscillation
- Snowball Earth
- Timeline of environmental events
- Carbon offset
- Economics of global warming
- Energy conservation
- Iron fertilization
- Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency
- Mitigation of global warming
- Renewable energy
- United Kingdom Climate Change Programme
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
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- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- NOAA's Global Warming FAQ
- Discovery of Global Warming – An extensive introduction to the topic and the history of its discovery
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- Daily global temperatures and trends from satellites Interactive graphics -- Nasa
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- Union of Concerned Scientists Global Warming page
- Watch and read 'Tipping Point', Australian science documentary about effects of global warming on rare, common, and endangered wildlife
- Summary by "Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Application of Science and Technology"
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Daily Digest February 26, 2007
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