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Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Extinction Fiction

I’ve been asked to combine two posts from earlier this week – regarding the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s dubious species extinction claim – into a single document.  They have now, therefore, been transformed into a spiffy, 9-page PDF.

read/download it here:


For more info on the topic of species extinction, see this excellent essay by Stephen Budiansky (hat tip to Bishop Hill).

Willis Eschenbach’s essay Where Are the Corpses? over at Watts Up With That is thought-provoking – as are Benny Peiser’s views on the fate of Easter Island.

A few more interesting links regarding the extinction issue are here, here, and herethanks Tim.

Finally, this is a long weekend in Canada. Even though we celebrate Thanksgiving a month ahead of our American neighbours, our traditions are similar – gathering with family and friends to feast on roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, autumn vegetables, pumpkin pie, and more.

This is my favourite holiday of the entire year. Only a fool could fail to be thankful for this gorgeous planet, its myriad lifeforms, for the people to whom we are connected, and for our opportunities and experiences.

In honour of the season, here are a few photos :

our 2007 Thanksgiving turkey, prepared by my husband

the fruits of autumn

taken at a farm a week ago

vive la difference!


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