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Reporter's Notebook: Harris On Copenhagen 23.12.2009 NPR: Talk of the Nation
President Barack Obama hailed the last-minute accord at the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen as a breakthrough. But many delegates left disappointed. NPR science correspondent Richard Harris talks about what was and what was not achieved in Copenhagen.
With warming trend, ice forms later in Adirondacks 23.12.2009 Boston Globe: Vermont
With warming trend, ice forms later in Adirondacks
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7 Tipping Points That Could Transform Earth 23.12.2009 Wired Top Stories
Scientists are finding Earth systems that may be pushed beyond the point of no return by climate change. Here are seven major tipping points researchers are studying.


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Minding the miners: How Iron Range politics stands in the way of climate change legislation 23.12.2009 MinnPost
Minding the miners: How Iron Range politics stands in the way of climate change legislation By Ron Way | Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009 Minnesota's Iron Range is in pivotal role in determining the fate of climate legislation in Washington and St. Paul, where lawmakers can think about little else than jobs, the economy and strained budgets. ...
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Trimble: Reinventing Santa 23.12.2009 ICT - Opinion
I would first ask my readers, especially those who are serious about global warming, to know that I am not making fun of their hero, Al Gore. After all, using the name of Al Gore and the word fun on even the same page is oxymoronic. Nor do I want to be seen as belittling their deep anxiety over global warming and humanity’s slim chances of survival if we don’t do something about it.
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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials 23.12.2009 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
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Copenhagen is a disaster for Africa | William Gumede 23.12.2009 The Guardian -- World Latest
African countries, worst hit by the effects of climate change, were bullied into a deal that does little to help them Climate change is frequently a matter of life and death for many Africans. From whatever angle you look at it, the climate change "deal" that was bulldozed through by rich nations at the Copenhagen climate conference was a disaster for Africa. Compared with rich nations who dictated the terms of the "deal", African countries contribute the least to greenhouse emissions. However, they suffer the consequences the most. African nations will again disproportionally feel the pinch of this deal. All the PR coming thick and fast from the architects of the Copenhagen deal will not ease the real life impact of climate change on ...
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Plants and animals race for survival as climate change creeps across the globe 23.12.2009 The Guardian -- World Latest
Lowland tropics, mangroves and deserts at greater risk than mountainous areas as global warming spreads, study finds Global warming creeps across the world at a speed of a quarter of a mile each year, according to a new study that highlights the problems that rising temperatures pose to plants and animals. Species that can tolerate only a narrow range of temperatures will need to move as quickly if they are to survive. Wildlife in lowland tropics, mangroves and desert areas are at greater risk than species in mountainous areas, the study suggests. "These are the conditions that will set the stage, whether species move or cope in place," said Chris Field, director of the department of global ecology at the Carnegie Institution in the US, ...
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Trimble: Reinventing Santa 23.12.2009 ICT: Columnists
I would first ask my readers, especially those who are serious about global warming, to know that I am not making fun of their hero, Al Gore. After all, using the name of Al Gore and the word fun on even the same page is oxymoronic. Nor do I want to be seen as belittling their deep anxiety over global warming and humanity’s slim chances of survival if we don’t do something about it.
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Breaking Palestine's Peaceful Protest 23.12.2009 Common Dreams: Views
by Neve Gordon

"Why," I have often been asked, "haven't the Palestinians established a peace movement like the Israeli Peace Now?"

The question itself is problematic, being based on many erroneous assumptions, such as the notion that there is symmetry between the two sides and that Peace Now has been a politically effective movement. Most important, though, is the false supposition that Palestinians have indeed failed to create a pro-peace popular movement.

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The NYT's View of 'Journalistic Objectivity' 23.12.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Glenn Greenwald

I've written many times before about Sami al-Hajj, the Al Jazeera cameraman who was abducted by the U.S.

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More than a Sportswriter: Lester 'Red' Rodney: 1911-2009 23.12.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Dave Zirin

It didn’t make SportsCenter, but one of history’s most influential sportswriters died this week at the age of 98. His name was Lester Rodney. Lester was one of the first people to write about a young Negro League prospect named Jackie Robinson. He was the last living journalist to cover the famous 1938 fight at Yankee Stadium between “The Brown Bomber” Joe Louis and Hitler favorite, Max Schmeling. He crusaded against baseball’s color line when almost every other journalist pretended it didn’t exist.

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Roguishly Rouge: A Review of "Going Rouge: Sarah Palin - American Nightmare" Entirely in Quotes 23.12.2009 Truthout.com
Going Rouge: Sarah Palin - American Nightmare Edited by Richard Kim and Betsy Reed OR Books New York, 2009 Rather than attempt to translate the verve, variety, virtuosity and vibrancy of this collection, I allow it to speak for itself below. (ljt) I am having Sarah Palin nightmares.(1) Few things draw in readers and garner clicks more reliably than articles (or, even better, pictures) of Sarah Palin. We can't look away.(2) Like everyone else, I can barely take the waves of embarrassment that come from watching someone do something so badly.(3) read ...
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Guantanamo 'Hell on Earth', says Somali Detainee 23.12.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

HARGEISA, Somalia - A Somali just home from eight years in the US jail at Guantanamo Bay told AFP the prison was "hell on Earth", and alleged torture there had scarred some of his fellow inmates.

Mohamed Saleban Bare, who arrived in his hometown of Hargeisa on Saturday, said he was innocent of any charges that would have caused security forces to arrest him in Pakistan in 2001 and transfer him to the US jail via Afghanistan.

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AIG Executives' Promises to Return Bonuses Have Gone Largely Unfulfilled 23.12.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Bracy Dennis When word spread earlier this year that American International Group had paid more than $165 million in retention bonuses at the division that had precipitated the company's downfall, outrage erupted, with employees getting death threats and President Obama urging that every legal avenue be pursued to block the payments. New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo threatened to publicize the recipients' names, prompting executives at AIG Financial Products to hastily agree to return about $45 million in bonuses by the end of the year. read ...
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Climate Change Deniers Without Borders 23.12.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Josh Harkinson
Writing two weeks ago in Poland's most popular tabloid, the Super Express, an economic analyst named Tomasz Teluk claimed that a potential climate agreement in Copenhagen might double Poles' electricity bills, hobble his coal-dependent country, and even lead to one-world government.

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In Russia, Foreboding About America's War in Afghanistan 23.12.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Tom Lasseter
MOSCOW - Thirty years ago this week, the Red Army began its invasion of Afghanistan, a move that sank the Soviet Union in a decade of guerrilla war and hastened the collapse of the Cold War empire.

Today, as former Soviet soldiers watch American troops trying to pacify the same stretches of Afghan land they once fought for, aging Soviet generals and grunts alike are reminded of a war they'd rather forget.

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In pictures 23.12.2009 BBC: Front Page
The work of artist Craigie Aitchison, who has died at 83
UN climate chief urges avoiding blame over summit 23.12.2009 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The top U.N. climate official says that though the Copenhagen global warming summit went sour countries should avoid blaming each other and get down to work on a better deal next year.
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Two legislators return from Copenhagen summit with positive thoughts 23.12.2009 MinnPost
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