Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Why the world still might not take steps to cool down

The Beeb's Richard Black explains why it's still up to governments to act on the IPCC's findings about the how-tos and costs of mitigating climate change — and they might well try to weasel on that. An excerpt: There is, however, an elephant in the room, which the IPCC cannot address, because it belongs to national […]

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IPCC report on mitigating climate change – coverage roundup

The actual IPPC summary for policy makers can be found here. BBC: Climate change 'can be tackled' Washington Post: Scientists put price on global warming effort NYT: Climate panel reaches consensus on the need to reduce harmful emissions Guardian: World 'must act to avoid devastating global warming' Times Online: We have the technology to tackle […]

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Wow. That's desolate

Overheard in Kensington Market: We went to the zoo at Christmas. Nobody was there. Not even the fuckin' animals.

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NYT names new public editor

From the NYT: The New York Times yesterday named its next public editor, Clark Hoyt, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and editor who oversaw the Knight Ridder newspaper chain’s coverage that questioned the Bush administration’s case for the Iraq war. Mr. Hoyt, 64, was the Washington editor at Knight Ridder from 1999 until the company was […]

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‘Hard Core Logo’ — a crucial oversight explained

The Royal Theatre screened a trilogy of Bruce McDonald films Thursday night — Road Kill, Highway 61 and Hard Core Logo — as part of the launch of filmcan.ca, a new website about Canadian film. I saw the latter, a 1996 mockumentary about the reunion tour of a legendary Vancouver punk rock band. Early on in […]

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Deal reached at UN climate conference

The BBC  reports that the 'i's are dotted and the 't's are crossed for the policy makers summary report on fighting climate change. The report will be delivered in Bangkok, Thailand. An excerpt: The draft report assesses the likely costs to the global economy of stabilising greenhouse gases at various concentrations in the atmosphere. Vehicle emissions […]

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On the board!

Went fishing at the Toronto Islands late this afternoon. Caught three pike, including a seven-pounder, which is a decent fish! The smallest pike of the three recently had a brush with death, judging from the bite marks near its tail. At one point, two swans came abnormally close, presumably to see if I had any handouts for them. I did […]

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