Thu, 2006-06-22 16:40Kevin Grandia
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Another questionable friend of the Friends of Science

In our continuous quest to debunk the debunkers, the DeSmogBlog has uncovered another questionable connection between an oil company funded front group and the Alberta-based Friends of Science.

Thanks to a helpful tip from one of our fans, and a little of our own digging, we have found that one of the signatories to a recent Friends of Science letter to PM Harper is Australian climate change “skeptic” Dr. Bob Carter. Dr. Carter is connected to the energy sector funded think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA).
Thu, 2006-06-22 09:22Kevin Grandia
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Thank you Susan D. Fleming of Boston

Susan D. Fleming out of Boston wrote a letter to the June 22, 2006 issue of the Needham Times newspaper that hits the nail on the head and we here at the DeSmogBlog want to thank her for her contribution to the battle against the so-called “skeptics” intentionally manipulating the science behind global warming.

Now we just need to get this letter re-printed in the New York Times…
Thu, 2006-06-22 09:12Jim Hoggan
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Hawking's Hyperbole Not Helpful


As much as we despise the deceptive comments and PR trickery of the industry-funded automatons bent on denying climate change, we are equally offended by muddle-headed environmentalists who skew the conversation through intentional or emotional overstatment.


Thu, 2006-06-22 07:32Jim Hoggan
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Huge GHG Reductions Possible Without Hardship

Greenhouse gas reductions of up to 60 per cent by 2050 are possible - and advisable - in Canada using existing technology, says the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy (NTREE).

In a report that puts to rest scare stories about the Kyoto accord ruining the Canadian economy, the NTREE, an independent federal agency comprising industry representatives and and non-profit organizations, says that responding decisively “will promote (Canada's) national interest, increasing productivity and competitiveness, improving air quality and meeting the energy needs of our growing economy.”

Wed, 2006-06-21 11:12Ross Gelbspan
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Sea Level Rise Expert Gagged by EPA

James Titus, an Environmental Protection Agency project manager for sea level rise, wrote an essay for a law review in which he argued that the nation needed to make decisions on whether or how wetlands and beaches should be allowed to migrate inland.  Reached by telephone, Mr. Titus said he was no longer allowed to discuss such issues publicly and referred questions to the agency's press office, which would not allow him to speak about it on the record.


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