Thu, 2006-06-29 19:21Sarah Pullman
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Alternet Gets It

There's an interesting piece over at Alternet this week. It's about the EPA lawsuit taking place right now over whether carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases should be counted as “pollutants” under the Clean Air Act. I just wanted to highlight Alternet's succinct summation of our whole raison d'etre here at the DeSmogBlog:
There is a debate over whether [climate change is] manmade or naturally caused,” Bush said yesterday. Yet among scientists, the debate has long been over. Rather than argue the science, the right has resorted to manufacturing scientific doubt where there is none. … The right wants the public to ignore scientific research that finds “human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming,” and instead believe that we should wait for more research before we take action.
Read more: Alternet Gets It
Thu, 2006-06-29 11:23Kevin Grandia
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Stossel and Scarborough love fest, also a misinformation fest

There is nothing more scary than two journalists interviewing each other, except maybe when both the journalists are armed with bad information and ideological blinders. In a bizarre spot last night on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” we were witness to ABC’s John Stossel and host Joe Scarborough spouting a continuous stream of PR spin and misinformation on the issue of climate change.
Thu, 2006-06-29 08:20Sarah Pullman
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Drivers and their SUVs

Ramping up the visual entertainment factor, check out this video we found…

It's “new short film that shows the true attitude of drivers of [SUVs]. Produced as part of a study at Bath University for an MSC in ‘Ethics and Business Responsibility’ the film maker asks drivers to look at environmental parking tickets, with interesting results. Most drivers refused to discuss the issue whilst some swore and threatened physical abuse, often citing ‘living in the country’ as their reasons for owning the vehicle.”
Thu, 2006-06-29 03:42Ross Gelbspan
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Skeptics Blame it All On The Pols! More than 2,000 Scientists Must Feel Slighted!

Strange how Al Gore and Bill Clinton are blamed for scientific forecasts.  The skeptics have to twist themselves out of shape to ignore the findings of more than 2,000 scientists from 100 countries who have agreed since 1995 that weather extremes are the first marker of early-stage global warming!

Wed, 2006-06-28 12:20Richard Littlemore
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CEI Acknowledges Climate Change, Still Dissembles

A tortured post by Ian Murray of the Competitive Enterprise Institute concludes that “The Kyoto Protocol, which (Al) Gore enthusiastically supports, would avert less than a tenth of a degree of warming in the next fifty years.”

I take from this:

1. That the CEI acknowledges warming is occurring.

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