Monday, February 26, 2007

Daily Digest February 26, 2007

Joe Hueglin wrote:
The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN’S to VICTORIA.

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
http://www.thetelegram.com

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
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=13449&sc=103

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Fund proves EI premiums are too high 
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=ebebcede-9322-4615-b431-3f1521d0444e

OTTAWA CITIZEN - A case where rights conflict
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=54f647f2-77ae-435a-b797-3804b4969776

TORONTO STAR - Access to education
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/185260

NATIONAL POST - Don't let C-257 become law
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=9f37ccfd-8a40-4b36-9964-d6ea96d4166b

NATIONAL POST - Eddie's admission
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=0d7ab39d-35c5-49e0-8048-977bfcc11e37

LONDON FREE PRESS - Grits knew Kyoto deal just hot air
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2007/02/26/3667524.html

WINDSOR STAR - Privacy and the RCMP
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=c4c8764b-ab3a-4c04-a234-cce9203ac0bf

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       
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=420603&catname=Editorial&classif =

WINNIPEG FREE PRESSW  - Follow court's lead
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/3893007p-4502002c.html

CALGARY HERALD - Challenging the next generation
Stronger parental authority is key to shaping mature behaviour
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=325a0f8c-1d56-419f-a238-e17fad857e48

CALGARY SUN -
http://www.canoe.ca/CalgarySun/editorial.html


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Harper announces $200 million more for Afghan aid
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070226/n022623A.html

Arctic sovereignty patrols don't just rely on men's 'eyes and ears'
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/26/3667938-sun.html

Lives lost, lessons learned
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070226.wxafghanlessons26/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

Canada embarking on arms race with Taliban, report warns
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=c8dc6e80-8ff0-4130-9b85-b7c63d07140c&k=80707

Afghan progress 'painfully slow'
paper: Harper given German report that details rebuilding efforts
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=2bfc3213-099f-43b8-a649-cc2f881c60ba

Cheney makes surprise visits to Afghanistan, Pakistan
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/02/26/cheney-musharraf-070226.html

Tories have also had hand in shortchanging military
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/9002444.html


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Surplus swells, may leave room for bigger tax cuts(
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.wbudget0223/BNStory/Business/home


HEALTH CARE RELATED
'We can't afford' wait times guarantee
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=51d0865b-8cff-45f0-9139-7e75c336b8b8

Ontario to boost doc count
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2007/02/26/3667705-sun.html

Hurting all over
One in six Canadians suffers from chronic pain. What are their options?
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/story.html?id=9cba8ce8-2db3-42d0-8a11-29f554ff1094


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Election reform garners support
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/185667

Alberta pumping $400M into oilsands region for housing, clinics and water
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070226/n022621A.html


POLITICS
Outspoken MP defies Tory eviction notice
'It's a waste of time,' and taxpayers' money, argues Conservative-turned-Liberal
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=6f382f0d-eaca-48a5-9240-9c509bf5b9e5

Bains to keep pressing Harper for apology
PM's comments on Air-India case were shocking, MP maintains
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070226.BAINS26/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Would-be Tory candidates could run afoul of elections law
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070226.wxtories26/BNStory/National/?cid=al_gam_nletter_newsUp

April audits may bring Grits shame
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Levant_Ezra/2007/02/26/3667747-sun.html

Trudeau bid spotlights Liberal infighting
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/185669

Maxime Bernier's misguided Free-marketism
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=26c38a5d-d6e0-4eb9-b5b8-0aa3930df846

Ex-NDP aide slams Green leader as a sellout
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.h
tml?id=1f2e8d4a-def2-4bcc-91fb-8077e1421616

Harper should stick to the small-c stuff
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/9002443.html

THE HILL TIMES CANADA'S POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT NEWSWEEKLY
                           http://www.thehilltimes.ca/index.php

         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


PROGRAMMES
The Earth or the Economy?
Lorrie Goldstein and Paul Berton square off on global warming, Kyoto and Canada
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Columnists/Berton_Paul/2007/02/26/3667521.html

Climate draft allows spike in oil-sands emissions
Ottawa low-balling future development, environmentalists say of proposed plan
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070226.wxenviro25/BNStory/National

CRTC's main objective is telecom deregulation, chairman says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.wkonrad0223/BNStory/Business/home

Unions, feds face off over pension-surplus
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=30cabcc7-353b-4dd2-8f58-271f76a230fc&k=19513

Pensioners miss out
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/canada_world/story.html?id=c57db091-f3d8-42c6-bed8-45332d533134

Security certificate system to be revamped: Day
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070225/security_cert_070225/20070225?hub=Canada


PRESSURE POINTS
How to navigate through Kyoto's ...
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/185197

Stop misusing electricity
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/185198

How global warming goes against the grain
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.wclimatestarve0224/BNStory/ClimateChange/home

Buying your way out
CLIMATE CHANGE, Part II: Carbon offset programs seem to be the new rage -- but are they ethically correct?
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2007/02/26/3667697-sun.html

Greens pan northern pipeline
Mackenzie Valley proposal like 'razor slash' on Mona Lisa
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/calgarybusiness/story.html?id=594df880-e0b3-4625-b50f-78706b5e4223

Flaws found in Tory climate-change draft plan
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070226/tories_climatechange_070226/20070226?hub=Canada


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Nepean team quits soccer event after girl told to take off hijab
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=7cb3dd1f-4ffb-4e18-b984-186789205a19

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2007/02/26/3667737-sun.html

Lessons from The Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher seized her moment, transformed a country
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=e7fdd52d-a2d2-4370-8bad-98def630507e

Women resist call of politics
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=9016621f-3269-4eb1-b6b5-43d842afa9bb

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


INFOS

 Ottawa annonce 200 millions $ de plus pour une aide à l'Afghanistan
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070226/N022608U.html

Ottawa suspend son projet de loi pour le retour au travail des employés du CN
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070225/N022546U.html

Passeport obligatoire: Washington fait montre d'ouverture
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070225/CPACTUALITES/70225153/1025/FRONTPAGE

Les inquiétudes de Washington
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2007/02/26/004-Cheney-Pakistan.shtml


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Subject: Global Warming, Take 2
From: John Anderson

                                      Hello Joe:
                                     
                                      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
                                           absolute humidity.)
                                                                                       
                                      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.
                  http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=CAUSES+OF+GLOBAL+WARMING&btnG=Google+Search&meta =
                 
                 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.

                      Joe

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Notes

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  2. ^ Fourth Assessment Report Summary for Policymakers, figure SPM-4
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  4. ^ United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Article I. United Nations. Retrieved on 2007 -01-15.
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  6. ^ Real Climate, 2005 temperatures. RealClimate (2007 -12-15). Retrieved on 2007 -01-17.
  7. ^ Climate Change 2001: Working Group I: The Scientific Basis, Chapter 12
  8. ^ Climate Change 2001: Working Group I: The Scientific Basis, 7.5.2 Sea Ice, 2001. Retrieved February 11, 2007.
  9. ^ Gerald A. Meehl, et.al., Science Magazine, How Much More Global Warming and Sea Level Rise?, 18 March 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2007.
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  16. ^ Climate Change 2001: Working Group I: The Scientific Basis, Chapter 12: Detection of Climate Change and Attribution of Causes
  17. ^ TerraDaily.com, Changes In Solar Brightness Too Weak To Explain Global Warming, Sep 13, 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2007.
  18. ^ Real Climate, The sky IS falling, 26 Nov 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2007.
  19. ^ Stott, et al., Journal of Climate, Vol. 16, Do Models Underestimate the Solar Contribution to Recent Climate Change?, 15 December 2003. Retrieved February 11, 2007.
  20. ^ Nigel Marsh and Henrik Svensmark, Space Science Reviews 00: 1–16, 2000. Cosmic Rays, Clouds, and Climate.. Retrieved February 11, 2007.
  21. ^ Muscheler et.al., Nature, How unusual is today's solar activity?, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2007.
  22. ^ Duke University, Sun's Direct Role in Global Warming May Be Underestimated, Duke Physicists Report, September 30, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2007.
  23. ^ Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis. Retrieved on 2005 -12-19.

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