Mon, 2006-06-12 12:12Sarah Pullman
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Media Matters - Indeed it Does

We've added a new link to our blogroll – Media Matters for America, “a Web-based research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.”

They've got some great coverage of misinformation in the climate change discussion – you can check out all their coverage of the topic at http://mediamatters.org/issues_topics/global_warming.
Fri, 2006-06-09 15:47Kevin Grandia
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Dr. Doug Leahy: Do any of the Friends of Science not lead back to oil and gas?

As the DeSmogBlog team continues it's research into the Alberta-based super skeptic society, the Friends of Science, it is becoming more and more surprising the links to oil and gas interests and the Harper Tories.

We're not even really trying, we type their name into Google and a barrage of questionable links, from legitmate sources pop up.

Fri, 2006-06-09 15:47Kevin Grandia
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Dr. Doug Leahey: Do any of the Friends of Science not lead back to oil and gas?

As the DeSmogBlog team continues it's research into the Alberta-based super skeptic society, the Friends of Science, it is becoming more and more surprising the links to oil and gas interests and the Harper Tories.

We're not even really trying, we type their name into Google and a barrage of questionable links, from legitmate sources pop up.

 The latest is the President of the Friends of Science, Dr. Doug Leahey, who, according to the Bercha Group, an Alberta Oil and Gas Consulting firm, is as an independent consultant to the oil and gas industry. Now if Dr. Leahey wants to work for oil and gas companies, the more power to him. We here at the DeSmogBlog, aren't about bashing big oil (unless it's warranted) and all about uncovering the PR trickery behind the climate change debate.

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.

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