Harper Government Suppresses Climate Report - Now Available Here

Although the Conservative government has argued that a critical Health Canada report on climate change impacts is “too large” to be made available online, the DeSmogBlog has sourced a copy that you can now access through these links.

The synopsis is available for download here - or you can opt for a copy of the entire report here.

The report warns of forest fires, drought, and increased deaths from smog, heat and disease - a grim scenario against which the Conservative government is taking virtually no action. In fact, the Harper government's principal reaction was to try to supress the report, now available only by snail mail, with delivery in “two to four weeks.”

Biden – Palin: Finally, A Real Debate about Climate Change and Energy

Would she or wouldn’t she? To tell from the lavish – some would say obsessive – coverage that preceded the vice-presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri, last week, the question that was on every self-respecting pundit’s mind was: “How, or, to be more precise, how poorly, will Palin fare?”

Following a series of highly publicized interviews in which she had “distinguished” herself for her absolute lack of grasp of foreign and domestic policy issues – citing Alaska’s proximity to Russia and her whirlwind tour of Iraq as examples of her “substantial” experience.

Smoke and C02: how to spin global warming [video]

This new American News Project video nails the history of spin on global warming and tobacco.

US Subsidies Grease the Skids Into Chaos

Why do U.S. oil companies – some of the most profitable corporations on the planet – receive 20 to 40 billion dollars a year in subsidies from the U.S. government?

Stephen Harper’s Right Hand Man Helped Organize Anti-Kyoto Astroturf Group

Does Prime Minister Stephen Harper care about climate change?  A good indicator of a man's character is the company he keeps. So DesmogBlog decided to have a closer look at the all-powerful staff in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Office.

Turns out that Harpers new chief of staff is such an anti-Kyoto zealot that he helped to organize an Astroturf group called Canadian Coalition for Responsible Environmental Solutions. Who knew?

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