Thu, 2006-11-30 16:17Richard Littlemore
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Fox News: "Happy Feet an Animated Inconvenient Truth"

It's important to watch FoxNews once in a while, to be reminded what kind of goofiness is being foisted on the public in the guise of news. Take, for example, Neil Cavuto's recent fit about someone slipping thoughtful messages into children's movies.

Cavuto and Fox movie reviewer Holly McClure are apoplectic because Happy Feet, the most popular movie in America for the last two weeks, takes aim at the issue of overfishing, which Cavuto calls a “far left message” that suggests “humans and big business are to blame.” He concluded:

“My biggest thing was — you can make a political statement all you want — adult movie and all. I just think it’s a little tacky, and … big-time objectionable when you start foisting it on kids who don’t know any better.”

 

Wed, 2006-11-29 15:15Kevin Grandia
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Inhofe's last stand

Sources are telling DeSmog that on Dec. 6th a last and final attack on climate change science and the media will be mounted by Sen. James Inhofe, outgoing chair of the Envrionment and Public Works Committee .

For his final committee comedy act, Inhofe has proposed an interesting line-up of witnesses, all of them, unsuprisingly, close to the fossil fuel industry-backed war on science. First up will be Dr. Bob Carter an Australian who's affiliations include the fossil fuel industry friendly (and funded) Institute of Public Affairs. Second up is David Deming, an “adjunct scholar” for the National Centre for Policy Analysis…

Wed, 2006-11-29 13:03Kevin Grandia
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Public Service Canada "outraged" at government climate change cuts

While 10,000 EPA employees signed a petition demanding Congress address global warming – and the muzzling of government scientists, here in Canada the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada has followed up with their own climate change demands.
Wed, 2006-11-29 12:13Ross Gelbspan
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Justice Scalia, No Scientist, Turns to Comedy Instead!

Scalia leaves Supreme Court petitioners up in the air!

The US Supreme Court heard the first case to involve global warming. The case, titled Massachusetts v. EPA, was brought by a dozen states and 13 environmental organizations to force the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

During the arguments, Justice Antonin Scalia provided some comic relief. According to press reports, Scalia prompted laughter when he questioned whether carbon dioxide was an air pollutant or a stratosphere pollutant.”Respectfully, your honor, it is not the stratosphere. It's the troposphere,” said Milkey, referring to atmospheric layers that can be affected by pollution.

Wed, 2006-11-29 10:59Ross Gelbspan
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Antarctic Ice Shelf Set to Collapse -- But When?

The Ross Ice Shelf, a massive piece of ice the size of France, could break off without warning causing a dramatic rise in sea levels, warn New Zealand scientists working in Antarctica. A New Zealand-led ice drilling team has recovered three million years of climate history from samples which gives clues as to what may happen in the future. And it's not comforting.

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