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Mon, 2006-04-10 07:15Ross Gelbspan
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How Sweet it is -- Brazil Bids Farewell to Gasoline!

At the dawn of the automobile age, Henry Ford predicted that “ethyl alcohol is the fuel of the future.” Brazil is already there. And like any benevolent developed country, it is offering the technology free to the U.S,

Sat, 2006-04-08 12:51Ross Gelbspan
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A Masterpiece of Will-ful Misinformation

George Will's column reads like a farce.  He parrots arguments  advanced by the industry-paid skeptics at least 10 years ago – most of which have long since been abandoned by the skeptics themselves.  A fuller, more thoughtful rebuttal, published on the “Media Matters” website, follows Will's column below.

Fri, 2006-04-07 17:53Jim Hoggan
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SUV's Outperform Hybrids in Energy Lifecycle: Interesting if True

An autmotive industry number cruncher called CNW Marketing Research has announced a study which claims that, “dust to dust,” high-polluting SUV's consume less energy than high-mileage hybrids. The CNW report claims to have calculated total energy consumption in the full lifecycle of an automobile, including construction and disposal, and concluded that SUVs have an energy advantage over gas-electric hybrids.

Fri, 2006-04-07 17:39Richard Littlemore
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Michael Crichton Rebuffed, Specifically and Conclusively

If Michael Crichton still claimed any credibility anywhere for his counter-climate change fantasies, this should finish it nicely.
Fri, 2006-04-07 06:26Richard Littlemore
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Seven Signs of Phoney Science

Thanks to Erin Jeffries for spotting this piece on the seven signs of phoney science.

1. The discoverer pitches the claim directly to the media.

Thu, 2006-04-06 21:31Richard Littlemore
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Another Compilation of Sobering Climate Stories

Kudos to Steven Hume of the Vancouver Sun, always a voice of conscience in a corporate storm, for this climate change wrap.

From the Vancouver Sun:

Let's comme

Fri, 2006-03-31 10:48Ross Gelbspan
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Bush Fingers "Fundamental Debate"

 ”We – first of all, there is – the globe is warming. The fundamental debate: Is it manmade or natural.”  

– President George W. Bush, speaking in Washington on March 29, 2006 

Thu, 2006-03-30 08:45Ross Gelbspan
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US Royalties to Big Oil Give a New ($100 Billion) Meaning to "Black Gold"

Incentives for oil and gas companies that drill in the Gulf of Mexico will cost the federal government at least $20 billion over the next 25 years, according to the draft of a Congressional report obtained on Tuesday.

The new estimates, prepared by the Government Accountability Office, also warn that $80 billion in revenue could be lost over the same period if oil and gas companies win a new lawsuit that seeks a further reduction in their royalty payments.

Sun, 2006-03-26 13:51Richard Littlemore
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Science Magazine Climate Change Special

Science magazine has a wonderful but disturbing special online edition on the potential effects of climate change in the earth's ice fields and sea levels.
Wed, 2006-03-22 12:22Jim Hoggan
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National Post Writers Overwhelmed by 2 Simultaneous Thoughts

Canada's national pretender - the National Post - is at it again, dismissing any notion of climate change on the grounds that while the weather has been warmer than usual in Calgary, it was colder than ever in Warsaw.

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