Barrier Reef not just in danger from climate change: HYSTERIA surrounding the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef could lead to less being done to protect it from immediate threats such as pollution and over-fishing, scientists have warned. The Australian

Candidates warm to climate change issue: THE leading US presidential candidates have sharpened their rhetoric on climate change following a bipartisan Senate panel meeting to consider mandatory caps on greenhouse gases. SMH

Faith-based call to clean up the environment: There is a clear scientific consensus that Earth is warming, and it’s high time that our political leaders take concrete action to reverse this dangerous trend. What he didn’t mention is that there is also a growing religious consensus that climate change is one of the largest — if not the largest — moral issue of our time. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Emissions targets hit by rise in air traffic: The benefits of persuading householders to save energy in the campaign against climate change are being wiped out by increased air traffic, government figures reveal. Final figures for the year 2005, released yesterday, show that overall carbon emissions fell by 0.1 per cent on 2004. Householders cut their emissions of carbon by 4.6 per cent, but emissions from aircraft went up by 7 per cent. Independent

Harper blasted over old anti-Kyoto comments:  Opposition legislators attacked Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday after it emerged that he had once described the Kyoto global warming protocol as “a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations”. Reuters

Global warming causes species shift: U.S. scientists say as global warming increases, many plants and animals will begin migrating northward to locations with more suitable temperatures. Science Daily

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