Fri, 2006-05-26 10:49Richard Littlemore
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Straight Goods on Climate Change Apologist Stossel

Georgia Straight Editor Charlie Smith weighs in with a whithering report on John Stossel, ABC's favourite 20/20 libertarian. Stossel is one of the guest speakers scheduled for the “Environmental Wars,” a Science Skeptics conference that will be held at the California Institute of Technology next week.

Don't worry, though, if you can't make the conference. The DeSmogBlog will be there, blogging live. Watch this space.

Fri, 2006-05-26 08:22Richard Littlemore
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An Argument in Search of an Audience

From 2001 to 2004, Joyce Murray was the British Columbia “Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection” – an executive officer in a government that didn't even want to acknowledge the “environment.” (To their credit, the provincial Liberals have dropped the conceit and once again take ownership of a “Ministry of the Environment.”)

Regardless of her government's record (Murray says, “I was not able to bring forward as strong a Plan for BC as I intended (for various reasons I will not go into here!),” the former minister has been speaking out about the worrying abdication of climate change responsibility at the federal level. She submitted this article to the Globe and Mail and to the Vancouver Sun to no avail. We think it deserves some attention.

Thu, 2006-05-25 12:37Sarah Pullman
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It was Hot Back Then Too (A Reprise)

People keep sending us this link, which leads us to believe that there must be lots of others out there who still haven't seen it. So:

For a little comic relief, check out this very funny video – Will Ferrell doing George Bush - over at StopGlobalWarming.

Remember, it was hot back in Adam and Eve's day too. Nothing to worry about!

Thu, 2006-05-25 08:09Ross Gelbspan
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Scientists 'Out' Fraudulent CEI Ad Campaign

TV ads that doubt climate change are ‘misleading’ The Independent (U.K.), May 25, 2006 A senior scientist has condemned as a “deliberate effort to mislead” a series of television adverts produced by an oil industry-funded loyying group that seeks to portray concern over global warming as alarmism. The adverts, produced by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), seek to argue that despite widespread agreement about the growing evidence of climate change, other evidence suggests the opposite. The adverts catchphrase says: “Carbon dioxide - they call it pollution, we call it life.”
Wed, 2006-05-24 10:40Ross Gelbspan
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Long-time Skeptic Easterbrook Gets Religion

Finally Feeling the Heat

By Gregg Easterbrook

Op-Ed in The New York Times, May 24, 2006

Today  “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore's movie about the greenhouse effect, opens in New York and California. Many who already believe global warming is a menace will flock to the film; many who scoff at the notion will opt for Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks. But has anything happened in recent years that should cause a reasonable person to switch sides in the global-warming debate?  

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