Wed, 2007-01-10 21:07Kevin Grandia
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It's not easy pretending to be green

Once in a while a great public information campaign comes along, and this one by the Rain Forest Action Network fits the bill.

At the Detroit Auto Show, they had a full-size Kermit the Frog complaining about it's involvement in Ford Motor Company advertisements. As DeSmog readers well know , Ford Motor Company promotes a very green image, while continuing to fund organizations, like the Competitive Enterprise Institute, that sow doubt about the realities of global warming.

Wed, 2007-01-10 18:24Kevin Grandia
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And Chrysler reacts

Following-up on an earlier post today regarding controversial comments made by Chrysler's chief economist today, Chrysler has issued this statment. In reaction, BBC News has posted a transcript of the remarks in question.
Wed, 2007-01-10 17:01Bill Miller
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Will Schwarzenegger’s bold move prod B.C. on climate change?

The California governor’s decision to slash carbon emission by 10 per cent has raised hopes action may soon be coming in B.C. Despite recent approval of two new coal-fired electricity plants, Premier Campbell has hinted that steps are forthcoming on climate change. The technology is in place and opinion-poll results tell him to use it. Is he listening?

Wed, 2007-01-10 16:41Richard Littlemore
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S. Fred Award for Climate Disinformation

Eli Rabett, with support from Tim Lambert at Deltoid, is calling for nominations for the S. Fred Award for goofy theories that muddle up climate science.
Wed, 2007-01-10 13:30Emily Murgatroyd
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2006 word of the year? "Carbon Neutral"

I just found out that the Oxford Dictionary’s 2006 word of the year was ‘Carbon Neutral ’. This joins the long list of iconic lexicons from previous years, such as “podcast” and “blog” and beat out “funner”, “elbow bump” and “dwarf planet” for the 2006 honour.

According to Erin McKean, editor in chief of the New American Oxford Dictionary, “When you see first graders trying to make their classrooms carbon neutral, you know the word has become mainstream.” This begs the question, what exactly is “carbon neutral” and how do you get there?

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