Thu, 2007-08-30 10:45Richard Littlemore
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August Newsmaker Award to Steve McIntyre

Hats off to Steve McIntyre, the most effective foot soldier in the campaign to deny or downplay climate change.

Having spent the rest of August on holidays - too much of it in a Toronto traffic jam - I have been ignoring the DeSmogBlog (my apologies) and the climate change debate generally. Except for the traffic part, it's been glorious. 

Thu, 2007-08-30 05:58Ross Gelbspan
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The Latest in Offsets: Homelessness

Planting trees in Uganda to offset greenhouse-gas emissions in Europe seemed like a good idea - until farmers were evicted from their land to make room for a forest.

Wed, 2007-08-29 22:45Emily Murgatroyd
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Donate to Operation Uncover DSCOVR - we need your help!

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The more donations we receive the more resources we can throw behind this project. We have an opportunity to shine the light on the politics behind global warming at their worst. Click here to donate, it all adds up, so whatever you can afford.

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Wed, 2007-08-29 12:45Emily Murgatroyd
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Greenouse gas behind 2006 record warming in the US

According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Greenhouse gases, and not the ocean current El Nino, accounted for temperatures in the United States that were close to a record high last year, U.S. government climate scientists said today.
Wed, 2007-08-29 12:15Emily Murgatroyd
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Arctic Passage - Step Right Up, Sail on Through

Major news today coming from the Arctic passage.

This summer’s record breaking ice melt has unlocked the northwest passage more completely than ever before.

Senior Scientist Mark Serezze at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center calls the situation unprecedented. And although the shipping route has periodically opened up since 1988, the passage is almost completely clear – the first time such an expanse has been seen since route monitoring began in 1972.


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