Canada pulls out of UN convention devoted to fighting droughts
CBC, Wpg Free Press, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, etc. have all reported that the Canadian federal government is pulling out of a United Nations convention that fights droughts in Africa and elsewhere, which would make Canada the only country in the world outside the agreement. (You can read more by clicking any of the newspaper links.) This government decision is being reported at the end of this month, when the Environmental Lakes Area, another scientific initiative critically important in responding to climate change, officially loses Harper gov't support - today, actually - March 31.
Submitted by Gareth