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Wed, 2009-12-02 10:02Ross Gelbspan
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IPCC Reviewers Peer Into Moral Abyss of Censorship

Phil Jones, head of the British research unit at the center of a controversy over the disclosure of thousands of e-mail messages among climate-change scientists has stepped down pending the outcome of an investigation. The e-mail exchanges among several prominent climate appear to reveal efforts to  keep the work of skeptical scientists out of major journals.
Wed, 2009-11-25 09:50Ross Gelbspan
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Fox News Touts New Film that Trashes "An Inconvenient Truth"

Fox News is touting a new film which challenges the content of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.” The film, which implies Gore’s film is based on “faith,” follows up on an action recommendation contained in an internal coal industry disinformation memo of several years ago.

Sat, 2009-11-21 07:29Ross Gelbspan
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E-Mails Reveal Scientists' Contempt for Skeptics

Hackers broke into the electronic files of one of the world’s foremost climate research centers this week and posted an array of e-mails in which prominent scientists engaged in a blunt discussion of global warming research and disparaged climate-change skeptics.

Mon, 2009-08-24 07:51Ross Gelbspan
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Agents Bust Nine for "Cap-and-Fraud"

Customs agents this week arrested nine people in the London area suspected of a multimillion dollar fraud in trading carbon permits, bringing attention to a rich new field for crime sprung from the fight against climate change. The arrest confirmed fears among law enforcement officers that swindlers – operating from the trading floors of Europe to the tropical forests of the Pacific – are being attracted to a market that has grown to more than $100 billion.

Thu, 2009-07-30 06:44Ross Gelbspan
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Americans, Iraqis, Palestinians Biggest Yawners on Climate Change

A majority of peoples around the world – 73 % – want their governments to put action on climate change at the top of the political agenda, a new global public opinion poll suggests. Unfortunately  Americans are not necessarily among them. Only 44% of Americans thought climate change should be a major preoccupation for the Obama administration, the survey co-ordinated by the University of Maryland’s Program on International Policy Attitudes said. The only other two countries unwilling to see their governments make climate change a top focus were Iraq and the Palestinian territories.

Wed, 2009-07-29 09:38Ross Gelbspan
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Look Who Larry Craig Is Playing Footsie with Now!

Larry Craig, former punchline of Idaho, has opened a Washington consulting firm to work as an energy lobbyist. New West Strategies LLC offers “strategic advice, guidance, and advocacy” from Craig.

The senator was arrested in 2007 in a sting operation against men cruising for sex at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. He’s assisted by former chief of staff Michael O. Ware, a guy who obviously knows how to hitch a ride on a rising star.

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