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.
Mon, 2006-10-23 12:54Ross Gelbspan
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New Film Documents ExxonMobil Role in Climate Disinformation Campaign

A new film, “Out of Balance,” documents ExxonMobil's long campaign of climate disinformation. The film, created by film-maker Tom Jackson, features, among others, Michael Oppenheimer, Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Kolbert, Rick Piltz and Ross Gelbspan.
 

Mon, 2006-10-23 12:39Ross Gelbspan
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A Skeptical NAM: All Czech and No Balance

The notorious National Association of Manufacturers has castigated the press for publishing a story about the inevitability of increasingly disruptive weather, while failing to mention the skepticism  of the president of the Czech Republic – who called belief in climate change a “fatal mistake.”
Mon, 2006-10-23 10:53Richard Littlemore
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Climate Advice From Bloomberg.com

“Reducing your carbon footprint will not only make a difference environmentally, it will lower your home-operating expenses, simplify your lifestyle and free up more money to save for your financial goals.”

If it's clear enough to the opinion makers at Bloomberg News, it should be clear enough to us all.
Mon, 2006-10-23 09:41Richard Littlemore
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NRSP Team Finally Earns Publishing Credit

Just a week after I marvelled (see, NRSP: Not Really Serious People) at the low profile being maintained by Canada's newest “environmental organization” (see, NRSP: Not Really Science People), the NRSP principals, Tim Ball and Tom Harris pop up with a column - where else, but on Canada Free Press.

Ball and Harris go on the attack against Canada's Johanne Gélinas, Canada's Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development. Gélinas, whose job is to audit “how well the federal government is meeting its environmental and sustainable development commitments,” earned the NRSP's wrath by releasing a report in September, suggesting that the last federal adminstration had done an appalling job dealing with climate change. Ball and Harris were particularly offended that Gelinas said this:

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