Health & the Environment
The Kyoto Shuffle | Reaping the Whirlwind | And They All Go Blind | Welcome to Venus | Saving the Harvest | Links | Main Page

Online News

Peace, Earth & Justice News - This free service serves up daily news, opinion and analysis of peace, environment and justice issues. Stay informed with web and email stories often days, weeks and months ahead of the mainstream media. To obtain an email subscription fill in our web form.

(29.feb.04) Facing A World Of Fire And Ice The Vancouver Sun - Frozen countries, massive famine, shattered economies -- even nuclear war -- as a result of climate change. More doom and gloom from eco-radicals? Nope, this is the Pentagon speaking.

(22.feb.04) Climate Change Could Destroy Us: Key Findings of the Pentagon The Observer - In the face of climate change, future wars will be fought over survival rather than religion, ideology or national honour.

(11.feb.04) Lawyer suspicious that break-in linked to Liberal party woes Goldstream Gazette

(09.feb.04) Climate Collapse: The Pentagon's Weather Nightmare Fortune Magazine - The climate could change radically, and fast. That would be the mother of all national security issues.

Online Publications

Greenwire - Environmental and energy politics and policy in the US.

Independent Media Centre - A network of collectively run, non-corporate media outlets that work for a better world.

Watershed Sentinel - A bi-monthly magazine from British Columbia offering a
mix of bioregional and global perspectives on environmental, health, and sustainability topics.

Health Links

Dr. Gabe Mirkin website A practicing physician for more than 40 years and a radio talk show host for 25, Dr. Mirkin frequently finds studies or spots trends in research that are ignored by the popular media. Dr. Mirkin has a 20-year track record of spotting breakthroughs and recommending effective treatments long before they become standard medical care. Dr Andrew Weil's website is a leading provider of online information and products for optimum health and wellness.

Plague Time: the new germ theory of disease In this book, eminent biologist Paul W. Ewald argues that germs appear to be at the root of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, many forms of cancer, and other chronic diseases. He also notes that the medical establishment has largely ignored the evidence, to the detriment of our public health.

2003 Health Care in Canada Survey One of the most comprehensive annual surveys on key health care issues in Canada.

Environmental Links

Abrupt Climate Change News release from the National Academies' National Research Council (US).

Abrupt Climate Change – Should We Be Worried? Read about the global ocean circulation system (a.k.a. the Ocean Conveyor), how it governs atmospheric temperatures at various latitudes, and how climate change could disrupt the system. Canada's 'megasite' of interactive tools, resources and success stories on actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Institute A distinguished world leader in promoting global climate balance with practical and cooperative approaches.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) The IPCC assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

NASA's Environment Website Information on climate change, ozone depletion, etc.

NASA's Global Change Master Directory Enables users to locate and access data sets and services relevant to Earth science research including climate change.

NASA's Pressroom Includes archives.

NASA's Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Information, data, and and satellite images of ozone depletion.

On Thin Ice? Scientific American, December 2002 How soon humanity will have to move inland to escape rising seas depends in great part on how quickly West Antarctica's massive ice sheet shrinks. Scientists are finally beginning to agree on what controls the size of the sheet and its rate of disintegration.

Skies Above Canada Foundation focuses on scientific research and on distributing educational materials to the public and government.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change website. Check the progress of the Kyoto Protocol.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Website A comprehensive site dealing with the causes of climate change and what can be done about it.

go to Main Page