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Tue, 2009-11-17 10:17Kevin Grandia
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Jim Hoggan talks Climate Cover Up with Ring of Fire's Mike Papantonio

One of my favorite Air America shows is Ring of Fire with Robert F. Kennedy and Mike Papantonio, so it was very cool when they had DeSmog co-founder Jim Hoggan on to talk about his new book Climate Cover-Up this weekend.

Enjoy:

 

Part 2:

Wed, 2009-10-28 12:27Kevin Grandia
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Great Climate Cover Up Review in the Sun Today

There is a great B2 front page review of Climate Cover Up in the Vancouver Sun today by columnist Stephen Hume. You can check it out here: New book outlines the PR effort behind climate-change skeptics.

My favorite quote:

“Climate change skeptics regularly denounce me as a disgrace to journalism for declining to accept their dogma, which is mostly received wisdom from sources that I’d trust to evaluate the published science about as much as I’d trust a plumber to perform open heart surgery.

Nothing against plumbers, mind you. They’re just not heart surgeons. And the economists, statisticians and agenda-driven politicians routinely cited by the skeptics aren’t glaciologists, botanists, biologists, oceanographers, atmospheric physicists or computer modelling specialists.”

Tue, 2009-10-20 16:51Kevin Grandia
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In Washington, DC? Come out to a Climate Cover Up book signing and meet the DeSmog team!

If you’re in the Washington, DC area this Thursday (October 22nd) come out to meet DeSmogBlog co-founder Jim Hoggan and myself at a book signing event at Busboys and Poets.

Here’s the details:

Sierra Club’s D.C. Chapter Hosts Climate Cover Up author Jim Hoggan

Date and Time: Thursday, October 22nd from 8:30pm to 10pm

Location: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street NW (14th and V)

Contact: Julie Locascio (pomba27@aol.com)

You can also drop me a line at: desmogblog@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Mon, 2009-10-19 17:12Kevin Grandia
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Climate Cover Up Picking Up Steam Online and in the News

It was a busy weekend for coverage of Jim’s new book Climate Cover Up.

As I mentioned before, if you’re a blogger or a media outlet and you would like a review copy please email me at: desmogblog@gmail.com.

Here’s a round-up of the latest media and online stories:

Climate change dispute a ‘fake debate,’ expert says

Confused by all the mixed messages about climate change? There’s a good reason for that, says a public relations expert, who argues in a new book that the so-called global warming debate is a tug-of-war between clever PR tactics and sound science.

Book draws attention to climate change ‘coverup’ by fossil-fuel industry

Public relations executive James Hoggan says there’s no doubt that his new book is provoking some angry reactions from people with its revelations about what is shaping public opinion on global warming.

Hot Topic: Climate Cover-Up

Public relations executive James Hoggan says there’s no doubt that his new book is provoking some angry reactions from people with its revelations about what is shaping public opinion on global warming.

 

Hoggan’s climate change ‘coverup’ tome sparks reaction

“This should be illegal. People should not be able to pull off this kind of deception and get away with it. And I’m not saying let’s bring out the chains and lock up free speech. What I’m saying is that we should know who is paying for these things.”

New book by Vancouver author details ‘crusade’ to deny global warming

Public-relations executive James Hoggan says there’s no doubt that his new book is provoking some angry reactions from people with its revelations about what is shaping public opinion on global warming.

Peter Foster: The weather exploiters

No names are given, but the evidence is apparently in a book called Climate Cover-Up, by James Hoggan, a close associate of Mr. Suzuki.

Liz Veazy: Climate Cover-Up

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the long-standing deception campaign against global warming.

Climate Cover-up - James Hoggan

This book clearly outlines the millions of dollars spent by huge corporations for the purpose of denying that global warming exists.

 

Climate Cover Up: The Second Extract

Wed, 2009-10-14 21:39Kevin Grandia
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Reviews of Climate Cover Up Starting to Roll In

We’ve started to see some great online reviews of Jim’s book Climate Cover Up: the crusade to deny global warming so I thought I share a few of them with you.

If you have a blog and would like to do a review, drop me a line at: desmogblog@gmail.com and we’ll send you a copy.

If you don’t have a blog, but want to help spread the word, please consider writing a review on Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble, or sending around the summary page we have to your friends of email or Facebook

 

Here’s some of the reviews so far:

The Invention of Lying about Climate Change (Joe Romm @ climateprogress.com)

“Right now, I am happy to unhesitatingly recommend Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming by James Hoggan editor of  with Richard Littlemore, key figures behind the terrific Desmog.blog.”

Climate Cover-Up (Liz Veazey @ it’sgettinghotinhere.org)

“Although, I had some understanding of of this “climate cover-up” I liked to think of it as mostly over, too.  It was sobering and frustrating to learn more details about this ongoing campaign and its success in the minds of a majority of the public.”

The great Climate Cover-Up (Karl Burkart @ mnn.com)

Climate Cover-Up summarizes four years of investigative journalism into the inception of the campaign, how it was funded through Washington think tanks and how it used discredited “scientists” and partisan politics to marginalize the climate change issue.”

Climate Cover Up: The First Extract (Keith Farnish @ Unsuitablog)

“Chapter Four, from which this first extract is taken, largely concerns the formation and activities of The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC), a monstrous “Astroturf” which was created on the suggestion of the public relations company APCO (the same company that fought to promote tobacco in the face of virtually all medical advice). It also discusses at length the Astroturfing activities of The American Petroleum Institute (API). This section introduces a veteran of the anti-climate change lobby, Frederick Seitz, but most importantly “Mr Junk Science”, Steven Milloy. Enjoy.”

John Mashey recommends “Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming” (Tim Lambert @ Deltoid)

“So, if you wonder how and why so many people, especially in North America, are confused about the current state of climate science, this is an excellent introduction to the key players and tactics.”

Slamming the Climate Skeptic Scam (Nancy Tenney Naumer @ climatechangepsychology.blogspot.com)

Thanks again for those who’ve taken the time to highlight the book on their blogs!

Fri, 2009-10-02 13:51Kevin Grandia
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Join DeSmogBlog's James Hoggan at the Vancouver International Film Festival Oct. 6th

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Join DeSmogBlog president Jim Hoggan at the Vancouver International Film Festival on October 6th for a public screening of the new climate film ‘The Age of Stupid.’

Jim will be on hand to sign copies of his groundbreaking new book Climate Cover-up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming.

 

 

 

 

WHEN   
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 2009    
Green Carpet: 6:00pm - 7:30pm    
Screening of The Age of Stupid: 7:30pm - 9:00pm    
Q&A: 9:00pm - 9:30pm   
After Party: 9:30pm - 11:00pm      
RSVP: rsvp@powerupcanada.ca      

WHERE

5th Avenue Cinema
2110 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6K 3H5

*DeSmogBlog is a co-sponsor of this special event.


The Vancouver International Film Festival runs October 1-16 and features public screenings of The Age of Stupid as part of its extensive environmental program, The Way of Nature.


Mon, 2009-06-15 10:36Jim Hoggan
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Slamming the Climate Skeptic Scam

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Updated: June 15, 2009

There is a line between public relations and propaganda - or there should be. And there is a difference between using your skills, in good faith, to help rescue a battered reputation and using them to twist the truth - to sow confusion and doubt on an issue that is critical to human survival.

And it is infuriating - as a public relations professional - to watch my colleagues use their skills, their training and their considerable intellect to poison the international debate on climate change.

That's what is happening today, and I think it's a disgrace. On one hand, you have the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – as well as the science academies of every developed nation in the world – confirming that:

  • climate change is real;
  • it is caused by human activity; and
  • it is threatening the planet in ways we can only begin to imagine.


On the other hand, you have an ongoing public debate - not about how to respond, but about whether we should bother, about whether climate change is even a scientific certainty. While those who stand in denial of climate change have failed in the last 15 years to produce a single, peer-reviewed scientific journal article that challenges the theory and evidence of human-induced climate change, mainstream media was, until very recently, covering the story (in more than half the cases, according to the academic researchers Boykoff and Boykoff) by quoting one scientist talking about the risks and one purported expert saying that climate change was not happening – or might actually be a good thing.

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