1 OBAMA SPEECH DISAPPOINTS The U.S. president arrives in Copenhagen, mumbles a bunch of vague crap about honouring commitments and basically lets everyone down. A draft text has been leaked that doesn't even commit countries to a two-degree warmig limit--which is absolutely the bare minimum needed to avoid climate castastrophe. Everything is so fucked Naomi Klein is saying that at this point it's better not to have a deal because the one we'll probably get would be a disaster. You can read so much more here, at the website of the world's best newspaper. (Guardian)
2 HERE'S AN IDEA: SHUT DOWN THE TARSANDS Alberta's zero-charisma premier throws a tantrum because he doesn't like his government depicted as environment-killing eco-vandals. Dudes, it's a choice between your dirty, sunset economy and planetary civilization--and the world can't can't let your economy win. Your stupid one-party-state political party should've leveraged oil wealth from the '90s and early '00s into a sustainable future. You didn't. Tough garbonzos. (Edmonton Journal)
3 CANADA TURNING INTO MINI-BUSHLAND An open-government expert describes how Stephen Harper's Canada is using George W. Bush administration tricks to ignore facts it doesn't like--particularly on the giving prisoners to torturers angle. (Globe And Mail) Not enough to piss you off? Here's a piece in the Ottawa Citizen about the Conservative government's atrocious attack on the public's right to know. Go. Read. Fume. Act.
4 NO NUKE POWER BUT MAYBE MINIATURE NUKE POWER AND, HEY, LET'S SORTA MAYBE TALK ABOUT WASTE? KINDA? The Saskatchewan government lays out the plan. (CBC)
5 VIOLENT CRIME IS DOWN, HUZZAH Good news for Regina. (Leader-Post)
6 A TALE OF TWO CATS a kitty who comforts the dying and a Tiger who paid off a tabloid.(Toronto Star)