Tue, 2006-09-05 15:08Richard Littlemore
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Journalistic Perversity: How to Make News Wiggle

Here's an interesting piece from The Australian, a presumptuous down-under daily that has traditionally offered a soapbox to climate change deniers.
This is, overall, a balanced article, but the lead shows how much the journalistic choice of emphasis can change the nature of a story.

Given an advance look at the Draft Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (a good scoop for any journalist), the writer chooses to suggest that things are not as bad as the “alarmists” have predicted, saying:
Tue, 2006-09-05 15:05Kevin Grandia
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Tim Ball the movie, only on DeSmogBlog.com

DeSmogBlog has uncovered a great video of the notorious climate change skeptic, Dr. Tim Ball – shot at a “lunch on the frontier” event hosted by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (FCPP), a Winnipeg, Manitoba-based “think” tank.

As we have always maintained here at DeSmogBlog, we don't argue the science. But if legitimate scientific debate is at issue, Dr. Ball is similarly disinclined. This tape shows him, again, to be the kind of public relations person who will say whatever is necessary to give his oil-industry backers comfort.

Here's a few quotes to whet your appetites:
Tue, 2006-09-05 10:52Kevin Grandia
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Schwarzenegger: take the politics out of global warming

In an exclusive interview to ABC News, Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses California's new carbon reduction bill that aims to curb emissions in that state by 25% over the next 15 years.

Schwarzenegger states:

I don't think one should look at green house gas emissions or global warming as a political issue. So if that policy is against the Bush administration, so be it.”

We couldn't have said it better ourselves!
Fri, 2006-09-01 16:25Jim Hoggan
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Suncor: Best of a Bad Lot?

A European research firm has identified Canadian tar sands giant Suncor among the world's top 19 oil and gas companies as the best performer in generating carbon reduction strategies.

Chevron, ExxonMobil and EnCana were identified as the three worst.

Fri, 2006-09-01 16:18Richard Littlemore
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Skico Joins Climate Change Case Against EPA

As reported here in the Aspen Times, “the Aspen Skiing Co. on Thursday joined a major U.S. Supreme Court case against the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize greenhouse gas emissions as pollutants.”

It's another reminder that a lot of corporate profits rest on climate stability. The naysayers keep prattling on about the cost of addressing global warming. And increasingly large corporate community is recognizing the high price of failing to do so.

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