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Canada Officially Withdraws From Kyoto Protocol
2011-12-13 13:53:26

Canada became the first country to declare it was formally exiting the Kyoto protocol on Monday, making itself a target of criticism from China and other countries. Canada decided to withdraw from the international efforts to combat climate change, which is a decision that will save the country billions of dollars. The Kyoto protocol is the only global treaty that sets down targeted curbs in global emissions and was adopted in 1997. "We are invoking Canada's legal right to formally...

Durban Day 2: Climate Talks Further Plagued By Canadian Intransigence
2011-11-29 15:23:17

In only the second day of talks at the 2011 UN climate conference in Durban,, another ominous development has taken center stage, further heightening tensions and fears of another flop similar to the 2009 Copenhagen summit. After signaling for some time that they would take a harder, more conservative position in upcoming negotiations, it now seems probable that Canadian leaders may pull out of the Kyoto protocol altogether. Moreover, inside sources indicate that they may decline...

Global Warming Costs For Canada Looking Grim
2011-10-03 10:40:39

In the first of its kind analysis of Canadian trends in the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, population and the economy, in the context of climate change science, a troubling report is causing the Canadian government to sit up and take serious notice of climate trends, reports Montreal´s The Gazette. Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent says his government is not surprised that its own advisory panel on business and environmental issues is warning that greenhouse gas emissions...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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