Tue, 2006-04-25 07:06Richard Littlemore
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A Tart Counterpoint to Ibbitson's Irrelevance

We at the DeSmogBlog missed Globe and Mail columnist John Ibbitson's original (and clearly goofy) column, but nobody should miss the response: a letter to the editor by Christian Schoof, research associate in glaciology, UBC Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Re: Clean-Air Treaty Worthy Of Effort (April 20) by John Ibbitson: So, 90 scientists encourage the government to tackle climate change, 60 recommend the opposite. What is a layman to do?”

Mon, 2006-04-24 09:08Richard Littlemore
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Give a Big Hand to the Supporters of Blogland

Here's nice piece, finally offering a bit of balance to the recent major media assault on the credibility and usefulness of blogs. Kudos to the Vancouver Courier, in which the article first appeared, and to the open-minded Geoff Olson:

Ugliness of blogging in eye of beholden

By Geoff Olson

Mon, 2006-04-24 07:39Jim Hoggan
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Why Are There So Few "Friends of Science"?

Rounding up the usual climate change “sceptics” on the domestic (Canadian front), we have the website www.friendsofscience.org, “Providing Insight on Climate Change.”

Mon, 2006-04-24 07:26Jim Hoggan
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When Does Scientific Quibbling Become Unethical Lying?

In the Science Background section of the The Friends of Science website, the authors go to extremes to argue that climate change is NOT occurring, and then they say this:

Sun, 2006-04-23 12:01Jim Hoggan
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Never Believe a Source with "Truth" in its Name

Brace yourself for a new den of deniers and then click on www.envirotruth.org. Envirotruth rounds up the usual suspects of climate science “sceptics” in a “myth-busting” campaign to confuse and deny the current worldwide consensus on the impact of climate change. Print a list of the 60 “accredited experts” who signed the sceptics' letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week and then check off the names as you read through Envirotruth. You won't find all 60 - some of those signatories were tricked into putting their name on that letter - but you'll sure see some familiar faces.

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