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Unstaining Al Gore's good name, Part 1 3.3.2009 Gristmill
By Joseph Romm In all the hubbub about George Will's and Andy Revkin's in the New York Times , one simple fact has been a largely overlooked: Contrary to Revkin's assertions, Former Vice President Al Gore is not guilty of "exaggeration," let alone "guilty of inaccuracies and overstatements." Having communicated at length with Gore's staff and Revkin, I will show that not only did Gore do nothing worthy of the NYT 's criticism, but in fact he acted honorably and in the highest traditions of science journalism. Contrary to the impression left by Revkin in his February 24, "News Analysis" piece (see ), Gore and his team work overtime to accurately represent the data and the science. Gore is very careful in his use of language, more careful ...
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A. Siegel: Fire and Ice ... 2.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
10,000+ people are descending on Congress to lobby on climate change as part of Powershift 09. And, many of those will participate in what might...
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Thousands of Youth Storm Capitol, Demand New Climate Change Policy 2.3.2009 Commondreams.org Views

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just blocks away from Capitol Hill, a new conversation is sweeping the streets. Within the crowded sidewalks and cafes along H and 7th Streets, certain words likely will catch your ear: environmental sustainability, green economy, direct action, colonization, coal power plants and capitalism.

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Northeast and Southeast Snowstorm: Hundreds of Flights, Morning Rush Hour Treacherous 2.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
TRENTON, N.J. — A massive late winter snow storm roared out of the Southeast and into the Northeast overnight, idling hundreds of flights and making...
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North Carolina to Study Sea Level Rise for the Nation 27.2.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2009/2009-02-26-095.asp
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Adapting to Water Woes 27.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

The southwestern United States is moving headlong toward an environmental catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions.

The already drought-prone region is almost entirely dependent on a shrinking snowpack and sparse rain in the Colorado River Basin. As the planet's climate changes, an already overtaxed and volatile water supply is expected to get even more unstable.

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Icy Global Seed Vault Hosts Global Warming Meeting 27.2.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2009/2009-02-26-01.asp
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Global seed vault marks 1-year anniversary with four-ton shipment of critical food crops 26.2.2009 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY (26 February 2009)—Four tons of seeds - almost 90,000 samples of hundreds of crop species - from food crop collections maintained by Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, USA, and three international agricultural research centers in Syria, Mexico and Colombia, were delivered today to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault as it celebrated its one-year anniversary. The repository, located near the village of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, has in one year amassed a collection of more than 400,000 unique seed samples – some 200 million seeds.
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Global seed vault marks 1-year anniversary with four-ton shipment of critical food crops 26.2.2009 Environmental News Network
LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY (26 February 2009)—Four tons of seeds - almost 90,000 samples of hundreds of crop species - from food crop collections maintained by Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, USA, and three international agricultural research centers in Syria, Mexico and Colombia, were delivered today to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault as it celebrated its one-year anniversary. The repository, located near the village of Longyearbyen on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, has in one year amassed a collection of more than 400,000 unique seed samples – some 200 million seeds.
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Organic Farming, Promise in the Face of Global Warming 26.2.2009 Commondreams.org Views
Farmers dislike unpredictable weather patterns, the weather shapes our lives and therefore everyone else's. Impending global climate change worries us, at least those of us who work with natures cycles. The industrial agriculture crowd are, as usual, ready to fight nature in hopes of ultimate victory.

As global temperatures increase and carbon dioxide levels rise, crop yields will rise correspondingly, or so many farmers would like to think. Perhaps, in Northern Canada and Russia, for a time, but eventually heat and drought will shrivel crops even in the northern latitudes..

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Polar people are 'canary in the mine' of climate change - Feature 26.2.2009 Earth Times
Geneva - As a young girl, Elisapee Sheutiapik never wore short-sleeved shirts, but the weather in the summertime in recent years can reach 25 degrees in her hometown of Iqaluit, close to the Arctic Circle in northern Canada. Climate change has also i...
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A. Siegel: New York Times Stands in Solidarity with Washington Post 26.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We have to ask ourselves why theoretically serious newspapers hand over precious (and it is precious) column inches to such serial deceivers as John Tierney and George Will.
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George Will Column Sparks Outrage, Enviro Groups Write Joint Letter To Post 24.2.2009 Huffpolitics on The Huffington Post
George Will Column Sparks Outrage, Enviro Groups Write Joint Letter To Post
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Climate Fears Are Driving 'Ecomigration' Across Globe 23.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

Adam Fier recently sold his home, got rid of his car and pulled his twin 6-year-old girls out of elementary school in Montgomery County. He and his wife packed the family's belongings and moved to New Zealand -- a place they had never visited or seen before, and where they have no family or professional connections. Among the top reasons: global warming.

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Mass Migrations and War: Dire Climate Scenario 22.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - If we don't deal with climate change decisively, "what we're talking about then is extended world war," the eminent economist said.

His audience Saturday, small and elite, had been stranded here by bad weather and were talking climate. They couldn't do much about the one, but the other was squarely in their hands. And so, Lord Nicholas Stern was telling them, was the potential for mass migrations setting off mass conflict.

"Somehow we have to explain to people just how worrying that is," the British economic thinker said.

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Lord Nicholas Stern Paints Dire Climate Change Scenario: Mass Migrations, Extended World War 22.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — If we don't deal with climate change decisively, "what we're talking about then is extended world war," the eminent economist...
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Brazilian Coffee, Soybeans Threatened By Climate Change 19.2.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
BRASILIA, Brazil — The future for Brazil's mighty farm sector could be grim, with hotter temperatures pushing crops past its borders, uphill into the Andes...
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The Environmental Food Crisis: A Crisis of Waste 18.2.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2009/2009-02-17-01.asp
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Burning Questions: What Does Economic "Recovery" Mean on an Extreme Weather Planet? 18.2.2009 Commondreams.org Views

It turns out that you don't want to be a former city dweller in rural parts of southernmost Australia, a stalk of wheat in China or Iraq, a soybean in Argentina, an almond or grape in northern California, a cow in Texas, or almost anything in parts of east Africa right now. Let me explain.

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Burning Questions 18.2.2009 Truthout.com

    It turns out that you don't want to be a former city dweller in rural parts of southernmost Australia, a stalk of wheat in China or Iraq, a soybean in Argentina, an almond or grape in northern California, a cow in Texas, or almost anything in parts of east Africa right now. Let me explain.

    As anyone who has turned on the prime-time TV news these last weeks knows, southeastern Australia has been burning up.

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