Tue, 2006-10-10 09:02Richard Littlemore
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Province: In Staunch Defence of the Right to be Wrong

Blog readers in Europe and Asia must forgive us North Americans our obsession with media commentators who continue to dissemble on climate change. And those in the U.S. must forgive our specific outrage with a local rag called the Vancouver Province (the DeSmogBlog is based in Vancouver).

Mon, 2006-10-09 04:30Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball: the Last Skeptic Standing

In an open letter to the Royal Society, reported here, Dr. Tim Ball says that ‘scientific inquiry is unique because it requires falsifiability’ and ‘The beauty of science is that no issue is ever “settled”, that no question is beyond being more fully understood, that no conclusion is immune to further experimentation. And yet for the first time in history, the Royal Society is shamelessly using the media to say emphatically: “case closed” on all issues related to climate change.’
Sun, 2006-10-08 08:20Ross Gelbspan
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US Expert Charges Ambrose Misquoted Her to Ditch Canada's Kyoto Obligation

An academic from a Washington-based think tank is furious that Environment Minister Rona Ambrose used recent remarks by her to attack the Kyoto protocol on climate change. 

Fri, 2006-10-06 13:13Kevin Grandia
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Stewart and Colbert slam the skeptics

So many hightlights. Stewart slams the ludicrous “CO2, we call it life” ads by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Sen.James “global warming is a hoax” Inhofe. Enjoyable viewing on a Friday afternoon! 

Fri, 2006-10-06 13:13Sarah Pullman
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Check "This" Out

It's been out for a couple of weeks now, but make sure you don't miss this article in “This” Magazine – a smart, thoughtful publication, grown locally up here in Canada.

It's a good primer to the way that public relations has been employed in Canada with regards to climate change. If you've been listening at all to the discussion north of the border, you've heard the phrase “made in Canada” a hundred thousand times. But did you know where that came from? It's a legacy of the Canadian Coalition for Responsible Environmental Solutions, which was a coalition manufactured in 2002 by National Public Relations, Canada's largest PR firm.
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