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Thu, 2007-07-19 12:03Bill Miller
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Businesses, worried about climate change, believe they must provide solutions

A survey of hundreds of businesses in Australia found 86 per cent of executives “overwhelmingly concerned” about global warming, and 77 per cent said companies are most responsible for curbing the threat.

Wed, 2007-07-18 15:13Kevin Grandia
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Is Fox News finally turning the Climate Change Corner?

Fox News has always been the sweetheart media source for the global warming denial industry, but this web-article published today on the Fox News site might just be a first step towards pulling their collective head out of the sand.

Yes, the story does quote the typical global warming skeptics like William Gray and Richard Lindzen, but the overall tone of the article is atypical for Fox.

Check it out. What do you think? Keeping in mind where they started, is Fox News slowly meandering down the right path?

Maybe it was this hugely popular video that finally shook their heads a bit.

Wed, 2007-07-18 11:23Bill Miller
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Human misery soars in step with rising carbon emissions, economic study says

The New Economics Foundation has found that reducing social inequality and energy consumption is crucial to improved well being, not increased consumption.

While Europe’s carbon emissions have risen markedly over the last 40 years, the report says, the extra burning has not made people happier.

Wed, 2007-07-18 10:38Richard Littlemore
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Denier Cult Strengthens as it Shrivels

Here's a great HuffPost article by David Horton, venturing an explanation as to why the denial voices grow louder even as they become more irrelevant.

Check out Horton's Watermelon Blog, it's a good read.

Tue, 2007-07-17 14:39Kevin Grandia
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Shell's Greenwashing Advertisements 'misleading'

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to withdrawal 'misleading' advertising in Holland after the environmental group Friends of the Earth claimed the ads were a case of “greenwashing.”

The ads showing flowers emitting from smoke stacks made the claim that Shell's greenhouse gas emissions were being recycled and used to grow flowers in actual greenhouses. The Dutch Advertising Code Authority stated, “Shell suggests that all of these gases are recycled and that is not the case, so our committee found a misleading environmental claim.”

Tue, 2007-07-17 10:39Kevin Grandia
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So What's the "Smog"-o-sphere?

One of our readers just emailed asking who we would consider to be part of the “Smog”-o-sphere, the antithesis of the “DeSmog”-o-sphere.

Here's a few of the blog sites we keep our eye on:

Heritage Foundation Blog

CEI's Open Market Blog

Heartland Institute Blog

National Association of Manufacturer's Blog

NewsBusters

Amy Ridenour's National Policy Blog

Michelle Malkin's Blog

So there you go. The Smog-o-Sphere. Who did we miss?
Tue, 2007-07-17 09:35Kevin Grandia
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Around the DeSmog-o-Sphere

Here's some great posts we've come across from our friends and fellow DeSmoggers (p.s. if you want to be added to our blogroll, drop me a line at: desmogblog[at]gmail.com):

At Ecotality Blog, Adam Seigel writes:

Amid the discussions of Global Warming today and in the years to come, vigilance to language, to framing, to nuance is and will remain an imperative as we seek a path forward to a sustainable and prosperous energy future (Energize America).

Mon, 2007-07-16 14:48Kevin Grandia
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Join the "Friends of DeSmogBlog" Facebook Group

Did you know that DeSmogBlog is on Facebook?

Check us out here and join in the discussion. We have about 170 members and we're planning to ramp up our presence on the site over the next while.

See you there!
Mon, 2007-07-16 10:45Bill Miller
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Pollution control doesn’t curb greenhouse-gas emissions, Utah task force says

The converters and filters used to combat air pollution from cars won’t help to reign in global warming because they do nothing to reduce fuel consumption. To cut the carbon emissions that drive climate change, people need to drive smaller cars.

Mon, 2007-07-16 10:08Bill Miller
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Global warming puts nuclear power on the hot seat in climate-change struggle

As greenhouse-gas emissions continue to build in the atmosphere, nuclear power is emerging from the shadows in the struggle to curb climate change. More than a decade after a nuclear plant was completed in the U.S., the Bush administration now touts it as a possible solution and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change hasn’t ruled it out. And the U.S.’s leading nuclear research lab is working to render the controversial source a safe alternative to fossil fuels.

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