Fri, 2006-08-11 16:11Richard Littlemore
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StopEsso: Look for a Franchise Opening Soon

Have a look at StopEsso, a quirky Canadian website working to organize a boycott of ExxonMobile's Canadian subsidiary, Esso. There isn't much information on the site about the organizers, so I have emailed looked for more and will report out when I hear back. In the meantime, my favourite part of the site is this invitation:

“Join in with other volunteers and campaigners in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and other locations or start your own group - contact stopesso@stopesso.ca for Franchise Opportunities!”

Fri, 2006-08-11 14:25Kevin Grandia
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Who to believe? Bonner or Royal Society...

We recently did a post on the outrageous claims made by Bonner Cohen, the “tobacco hack turned climate change flak,” in which Mr. Cohen, a “senior fellow” at the National Centre for Public Policy Research, who once stated on the science backing the harmful effects of second-hand tobacco smoke that:

“The science [on tobacco smoke], of which the EPA avails itself, is that which happens to fit the political agenda of the moment …. the one certainty following the EPA's report on tobacco smoke, is that the available science is inconclusive.”

Scarily, his stance on climate change is quite similar:

“Your grandchildren would be best served, when considering climate change that we not allow ourselves to be driven by idle speculation, not by computer models. Simply look at the scientific data and see if in fact we are experiencing anything out of the ordinary.”
Fri, 2006-08-11 10:04Kevin Grandia
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Global warming explained

Something light for a Friday, this is an hilarious Futurama piece on global warming. The first bit was used in Gore's Inconvenient Truth. This video is constantly being posted on YouTube, so I am assuming many others find it amusing as well. Enjoy!

Fri, 2006-08-11 07:03Ross Gelbspan
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ExxonMobil Gets Religion on Climate Change -- $2.32 Million Worth

A recent statement by evangelical Christians downplaying the potential problems of global climate change includes eight signers whose six organizations have received a total of $2.32 million in donations from ExxonMobil over the last three years.
 

Thu, 2006-08-10 13:47Ross Gelbspan
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Disinformation Magnate Koch Puts Cape Wind in his Crosshairs

Energy Magnate William I. Koch, identified in a recent coal industry memo as a funder for a new disinformation campaign, has become a director of a new lobbying group whose purpose is to defeat the proposed Cape Wind farm in Nantucket Sound.


William Koch is the President and founder of the Oxbow Corporation, which according to it's own website is:

“… made up of more than two dozen companies with yearly aggregate sales approaching $1 billion, combined assets of over $425 million and over 600 employees worldwide. Oxbow’s primary businesses are the mining and marketing of energy and bulk commodities such as coal, natural gas, petroleum, metallurgical and calcined coke, and electric power generation.

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