Monday, August 21, 2006

A monday morning read

If you need a break this morning, read this short article from Hindustan Times (thanks Vaishali!) about the irony of some recommended energy-saving measures.

And if you want a longer break, I've got a game for you. Grab some provisions, maybe a headlamp, and descend down into the Byzantine network of Canadian government web pages in search of the few pages that still mention climate change. There are a few good pages about climate science left. It just takes a lot of backtracking, redirecting and illogical linking to get there. Don't fall for those plentiful links to the "climate change web site". Way too obvious.

Bonus marks if you can get to the BC / Yukon climate change page with a pile of links at the bottom. Go one by one through the federal government links. That reminded me of the experience of trying to find something to eat in Princeton after 9:30 pm.

3 comments:

tim said...

It took me about 10 seconds to find these sites:
http://www.ec.gc.ca/soer-ree/English/Indicator_series/what.cfm#what
http://www.ec.gc.ca/soer-ree/English/Indicator_series/new_issues.cfm?issue_id=4&tech_id=15#bio_pic
http://www.ec.gc.ca/perrl/partners_e.html

http://www.ec.gc.ca/water/en/nature/clim/e_clim.htm

http://www.ec.gc.ca/water/en/nature/clim/e_wedo.htm

http://www.ec.gc.ca/pdb/ghg/guidance/veri_training_e.cfm

tim said...

Well, for the end here what Canadian government recomends:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/eco/main_e.htm

Actually I learned a bit what Canada is doing.

Simon Donner said...

Alright, we have a winner. That is correct, the remaining climate change science can be found on Environment Canada's freshwater website. There are also what-you-can-do-to-help-the-environment tips... with defunct links to pages on climate change and sources of personal GHG emissions.

Hardly the straightest line from A to B.