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Comment: Re:disclosure (Score 1) 438

by Layzej (#49115459) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests

The science will speak for itself.

Indeed. Willie Soon's papers have resulted in the resignation of more than one editor and have been described as "laughable". One of his industry "deliverables" was a literature review that misrepresented the literature to create "a policy–and politics–driven publicity stunt to support the dubious positions on climate change of some prominent American politicians." Several editors resigned over the fiasco. -

Comment: Good question, not answered: (Score 4, Insightful) 116

by Layzej (#49088551) Attached to: The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill

The wording is sufficiently vague to permit a Canadian Security Intelligence Service investigation of anyone who challenges the Conservatives' social, economic or environmental policies, the Opposition leader said during the daily question period.

"What's to stop this bill from being used to spy on the government's political enemies?"

Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismissed the suggestion, telling the House of Commons the NDP had entered the realm of conspiracy theory.

"That's what we've come to expect from the black helicopter fleet over there." -

Comment: Re:About time. (Score 1) 309

by Layzej (#49032117) Attached to: The IPCC's Shifting Position On Nuclear Energy

In the first IPCC report, nuclear was considered the answer to AGW. Now it is considered something that should be minimized.

I don't see that. Nuclear is still seen as essential:

“No single mitigation option in the energy supply sector will be sufficient,” the report warns. “Achieving deep cuts [in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions] will require more intensive use of low-GHG technologies such as renewable energy, nuclear energy, and CCS.”

From TFA: "Most important, the report’s scenarios show how nuclear power boosts de-carbonization efforts. To stabilize the climate at an average global surface temperature no higher than 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level, scenarios without nuclear expansion would require global energy supply to be radically curtailed below currently projected demand. With an expansion of nuclear power, however, the climate could be stabilized with far more modest efficiencies."

+ - Sydney Uni to divest from fossil fuels, as global momentum builds->

Submitted by mdsolar
mdsolar (1045926) writes "The University of Sydney has revealed its plans to begin divesting from heavy-polluting and fossil fuel companies, in an effort to cut the carbon footprint of its investment portfolio by 20 per cent in three years.

The partial divestment plan, released by the University on Monday, brings it in line with a growing number of tertiary, religious and other organizations around the world that have divested over $50 billion in fossil fuel stocks for reasons both environmental and economic – that is, their business models are incompatible with the pledge by the world’s governments to tackle global warming."

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