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Thu, 2006-09-14 13:30Kevin Grandia
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The DeSmog "Floggers" invade Pittsburgh

The almost famous primanti sanwichThe DeSmog”Flog” team is off to the home of the Steelers, the Primanti Brother's Sandwich and host of the National Conference of Editorial Writer's this weekend. Look for posts on the conference, as well as comments from conventioneers visiting our shiny new DeSmog”flog” team information booth.
Thu, 2006-09-14 06:36Kevin Grandia
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Climate change skeptics take the one-two punch

While climate change skeptics continue to bury their collective heads in the sand (oil sand that is), researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre are reporting what they describe as “… the strongest evidence of global warming in the Arctic so far.”

The reduction of glaciers in the summer months has been well established in the scientific literature, but this new study finds that a similar reduction is also occuring in the winter. 

Wed, 2006-09-13 23:37Kevin Grandia
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Forget hybrid, try the TRI-brid

The Prius is great, but the new Brazilian-made “Obvio” kicks hybrid up to the next level, the “tri”brid technology. Recently unveiled, the 3 passenger Obvio Tribrid uses hybrid technology, like the Prius, but can also run purely on ethanol fuel. According to Zap, the American distributor, these next generation commuter cars are the only US cars that can run 100% on ethanol.

 

Mon, 2006-09-11 13:39Kevin Grandia
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The Economist: we need action and the US should lead the charge

The Economist Magazine, renowned for it's staunch conservatism, put out a Special Edition last week devoted to climate change and the need for action .
It's a great read, here are links to a couple of the stories:

The Heat is On

The uncertainty surrounding climate change argues for action, not inaction. America should lead the way

FOR most of the Earth's history, the planet has been either very cold, by our standards, or very hot. Fifty million years ago there was no ice on the poles and crocodiles lived in Wyoming. Eighteen thousand years ago there was ice two miles thick in Scotland and, because of the size of the ice sheets, the sea level was 130m lower. Ice-core studies show…

Fri, 2006-09-08 11:37Kevin Grandia
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Friday video pick

This a funny, albeit over-the-top, commercial produced by Greenpeace. Love the guy pushing up his glasses and flipping the bird.


Fri, 2006-09-08 10:54Kevin Grandia
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Labour Party calls for climate change strippergate inquiry

And on the lighter side of the climate change issue, the Australian opposition Labour Party are now calling for an immediate inquiry into a government sponsored climate change conference that included strippers as entertainment.


In an interview with ABC Radio, Opposition environment spokesman Anthony Albanese says:

“I think we do need to know the circumstances of how it occurred, in terms of whether someone in the department made a decision, who was overseeing the conference, I think it does need an explanation.”

The scheduled 45-minute Burlesque Show, which included a “popping balloon act,” ran as the after-dinner entertainment, but after 10 minutes or so, the show abruptly ended as climate scientists started leaving.

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