Posts Tagged ‘Environment’
The Harper government has tightened the muzzle on federal scientists, going so far as to control when and what they can say about floods at the end of the last ice age.
Natural Resources Canada scientists were told this spring they need “pre-approval” from Minister Christian Paradis’ office to speak with national and international journalists. Their “media lines” also need ministerial approval, say documents obtained by Postmedia News through access-to-information legislation. (Vancouver Sun)
Big surprise here. Tories continue to micro-manage the issues to try and reduce their responsibility for not addressing them in the first place. Harper reminds me so much of “W” it makes me wretch. Idiot PM has a photo opt on a piece of the Arctic ice pack that is shrinking at alarming rates thanks to the climate change his government continues to completely ignore. But heck at least them tar sands are getting greener by the minute right Stephen (:
But the volume turned out to be much closer to that figure than the 42,000 gallons per day that BP first estimated. Weeks later that was revised to 210,000 gallons. Now, an estimated 500,000 to 1 million gallons of crude is believed to be leaking daily.
Think all that cheap shit from China doesn’t cost much. Well it may cost you next to nothing but that’s because millions of Chinese men, women and children are paying the difference with their lives.
Feel proud saving a few bucks on the backs of the Chinese. You deserve it.
The Independent (UK): A new El Niño has begun. The sporadic Pacific Ocean warming, which can disrupt weather patterns across the world, is intensifying, say meteorologists.
So, over the next few months, there may be increased drought in Africa, India and Australia, heavier rainfall in South America and increased extremes in Britain, of warm and cold. It may make 2010 one of the hottest years on record.
The warning signs continue to mount… mankind continues to consume. Nature ALWAYS wins… eventually.