Wed, 2006-10-25 06:48Ross Gelbspan
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Inhofe: Newsweek Blows Hot and Cold on Warming

For years, the skeptics have tried to discredit global warming projections by noting that, several decades ago, scientists were just as concerned about global cooling.  Now it turns out that Sen. James Inhofe (“Global Warming is the Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated on the American Public”) has pressured Newsweek Magazine into highlighting this change. In fact  some scientists say, their early concerns about climate change were not unjustified – since escalating climatic instability is the hallmark of early stage global warming.

Wed, 2006-10-25 06:28Ross Gelbspan
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Canadian Wind Power seen Adding $1 billion to Economy in '07

Wind energy is expected to contribute more than C$1 billion ($890 million) to Canada's gross domestic product in 2006, up from C$736 million in 2005, according to Sean Whittaker of the Canadian Wind Energy Association. Whittaker said the group sees wind producing 4 percent of the country's electricity by 2015 – an amount equal to that expected from natural gas generation.

Tue, 2006-10-24 16:47Richard Littlemore
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Echo Chamber: It Doesn't Have to be True to Start Sounding Familiar

Here comes Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe again, this time on the blogsite Human Events.

(It is, of course, untoward to accuse a particular site of being “right-wing,” but HR telegraphs its politics with a very funny ad for a dating service that will spare you the irritation of ever sharing your spaghetti with another liberal.)

Inhofe's “new” HR article is the same old material that he trotted out in a speech on the Senate floor in September - full of breathless claims that the current scientific concern about climate change is no different than any number of other newspaper scares in the last century.
Tue, 2006-10-24 14:02Kevin Grandia
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Jim takes the DeSmog message to Concordia

As part of a nine-stop University speaking tour, the founder of DeSmogBlog, Jim Hoggan, is visiting Montreal's Concordia University department of journalism today. Jim will be speaking on what else but the PR spin tactics being used to muddle the truth on the realities of global warming.

Highlights will no doubt include, some of the more notorious climate change skeptics, namely Tim Ball, Fred Singer and former RJ Reynolds medical “research” advisor Fred Seitz.
Mon, 2006-10-23 17:26Sarah Pullman
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Brilliant Bioneers

I had the privilege this past weekend of attending the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California. If you care about our planet and the people and creatures that live upon it, and you've never heard of Bioneers, then do yourself a favour and check out this incredible event and network.

It's a three-day event that has been happening annually for 17 years now. Every morning there are plenary speakers, and the afternoons are devoted to break-out sessions and panels. One of the coolest parts of Bioneers is that after it grew too big for the Marin Center where it's held, they began holding satellite conferences all over America. This year, there were 18 satellite events, which all feature live simulcast video of the plenary speakers, and then local workshops in the afternoons.

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