Fri, 2006-06-09 14:52Jim Hoggan
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Failing to Question the Sources of Climate Change Denial Isn't Fair to Citizens Concerned About Climate Change

(The following is a response to a recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun.)

I am not a scientist. I am not a climate change expert. I’m a PR guy; I have been in the business for more than 25 years. So I know a public relations campaign when I see one, and lately, Canadians have been treated to a stunning example.

It began, in earnest, a month ago with wide release of a letter from 60 “experts” taking issue with the current consensus on climate change. That petition was repudiated by a second letter, signed by 90 of the top climate scientists in the country, but it didn't stop those in the first group from flooding the country's opinion pages with “climate skeptic” reports and, most recently, from hitting the talk circuit.
Fri, 2006-06-09 08:38Ross Gelbspan
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Bush on Climate: Less Action and More Research? Not Really!

Despite President Bush's call for more research – instead of action – on the climate crisis, his administration has just scuttled three major programs to monitor drought and rainfall patterns, cloud formation and extreme weather patterns.

Thu, 2006-06-08 16:22Sarah Pullman
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An Inconvenient Truth - Tomorrow Night in Vancouver

Tomorrow night is the opening of An Inconvenient Truth here in Vancouver!

The DeSmogBlog team will be at the 7:20 showing at Tinseltown, handing out our lovely stickers and taking in the show. We'd love to meet any readers in attendance – please don't hesitate to introduce yourself if you spot us.

Here's a link to some online reviews of the film so far. And if you want to see the trailer, it's up on Youtube here.

Hope to see you there…
Thu, 2006-06-08 12:23Ross Gelbspan
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Exxon Muzzles Its Own Board Members

Exxon Mobil Corp. has declined a request from pension fund trustees in seven states, including California, and New York City to discuss global warming with independent board members of the oil giant. The company said that instead, managers would meet with the pension officials this summer.

 

Thu, 2006-06-08 12:11Kevin Grandia
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NEWS ALERT: Conservative/Alberta PC Operative Backs "Friends of Science"

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Alberta Premier Ralph Klein continue to lead the anti-Kyoto charge on the political front, it now appears that that Tory activists are also working the public relations campaign to muddy the waters – especially by backing the activities of the Alberta-based climate change denial machine: “Friends of Science.

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