Thanks for all the welcomes.
I just pop up now & then, seems more often these days. Flowers are from my past few obsessive years at flickr, not so much this year. http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenhem/
NDG has a lot of trees & flowers, but not much else to photograph. The street art is totally non-creative. I blame education these days.
Lagatta, that Guardian article was an interview with an economist
(!!wtf) at the International Energy Agency (IEA) apparently. The IEA site charges $ for their publications, with discounts for low & lower middle income peeps (so specific!). I do respect most of the the Guardian's global warming stuff, though do trust, enjoy and find the Worldwatch Institute more solution driven than apocalyptic. http://www.worldwatch.org/researchhttp://www.iea.org/w/bookshop/b.aspx?new=10
Worldwatch has a magazine, an annual State of The World Report and Vital Signs booklets periodically. I used to get the zine and a few of the annuals, but can't afford them any more. They were on to GW pretty fast long ago. There are now many excellent free articles available at their site. http://www.worldwatch.org/free-research
I also love Pembina Institute:
Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute's climate change program, made the following statement in response to Environment Minister Peter Kent's speech to the Toronto Economic Club today: http://www.pembina.org/media-release/2281
"Minister Kent's speech is more notable for its glaring omissions and misrepresentative statements about Canada's performance than for the $30 million per year promised for domestic climate change adaptation. The government's positioning shows a continued 'head in the sand' mentality that falls desperately short of the expectations of Canadians and the international community...
ETA (can't resist this, I'm fuming!:
"Minister Kent's speech, and its lack of substance, stands in stark contrast to yesterday's actions in Australia. A country of similar population and economy, Australia's government passed a carbon tax that, in addition to sending a strong price signal to move away from dirty energy sources, will provide $10 billion over five years for citizens and businesses to make the shift to cleaner options.
They have a lot of free publications (pdf) under their Media Room tab. http://www.pembina.org/