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Doha Climate Summit Ends With No New CO2 Cuts or Funding

The Doha Climate Gateway creates a second phase of the Kyoto Protocol to cut emissions by industrialized nations but does not set new targets

DOHA, Qatar — The United Nations climate talks in Doha went a full extra 24 hours and ended without increased cuts in fossil fuel emissions and without financial commitments between 2013 and 2015. “This an incredibly weak deal,” said Samantha Smith representing…
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by: Stephen Leahy – December 10, 2012

Fossil Fuel Lobby in the Driver’s Seat at Doha

New report shows global warming can be kept well under two degrees C as long as fossil fuels remain underground

Doha, Qatar — A new scientific report shows that global warming can be kept well under two degrees C, but only if most of the known deposits of coal, oil and gas remain in the ground. Photo: public domainSolar, wind and other…
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by: Stephen Leahy – November 30, 2012

Blame Canada

The Country Has Become a Petro-State, Happily Drilling for Profits as the World Warms

What has happened to Canada? To the dismay of many Canadians, a country with an international reputation for its relatively progressive environmental policies (at least compared to the United States) is rushing headlong to dig up all the oil, gas, and coal…
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by: Stephen Leahy – May 30, 2012

Peak Soil

The Silent Global Crisis

A harsh winter wind blew last night, and this morning the thin snow cover has turned into a rich chocolate brown. The dirt covering the snow comes from cornfields near my home that were ploughed following the harvest, a common practice in southern Ontario and in the corn-growing regions of the US Midwest. A handful of this dirty snow melts quickly, leaving a thin, fine-grained wet mess. It doesn’t look like much,…
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by: Stephen Leahy – Spring 2008

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