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Monday, November 24, 2008

Who in Edmonton wouldn't want warmer winters?

A year-and-a-half after I published my story in the Western Standard, about the positive effects on Canada of global warming, the Edmonton Journal has finally discovered the same facts.

Better late than never.

Posted by Terry O'Neill on November 24, 2008 in Science | Permalink


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Yes, and the more soldiers who die, the better it is for body bag manufacturers. So what?

Posted by: Fact Check | 2008-11-24 10:09:33 AM

Hey, Ontarians claim to oppose the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but do not object in the least to Canadian companies profiting of US war contracts. Talk about hypocrisy.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-11-24 10:39:15 AM

Warmer winters would be nice, but not at the price of flooding coastal cities around the world, losing the Great Barrier Reef, pests migrating northward as the weather changes, and last but hardly least, possible famines in some poor tropical countries. I had hoped global warming would have one good side effect: muting the destructive opposition to nuclear power, but the Alberta NDP have shown us that hasn't happened.

Posted by: John Savard | 2008-11-24 3:18:48 PM

Here, here John.


Posted by: epsilon | 2008-11-24 4:52:36 PM

I don't see how global warming can be resolved by wealth transfer. If anything, that is the least effective way because it would undermine political support from the start.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-11-24 5:03:14 PM

John- It only has to go a couple of degrees below 0 to get rid of the pests you mentioned. We're talking about -25, rather than -30. If the Northern Temperate Zone were to suddenly turn tropical, we'd have a problem, but who's predicting anything that drastic?

Coastal flooding? Where do we start? That argument will fill volumes.

Posted by: dp | 2008-11-24 5:51:42 PM

You know what's really hypocritical, Zeb? People protesting blood for oil--the beating heart of any modern economy--but being perfectly okay with blood for pot, an utterly useless product.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-11-24 5:53:45 PM

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