Mon, 2006-10-02 09:08Richard Littlemore
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Canadian Government Enjoys Politics of Perversity

This Ottawa Citizen piece shows that 63 per cent of Canadians don't believe that the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is taking the issue of climate change seriously enough.

But John Wright, senior vice-president at polling firm Ipsos Reid, says the Tories may use this pessimism to their advantage. “If they are focused, and can get some positive spin on a made-in-Canada solution, they may exceed expectations and get some political mileage.”
Mon, 2006-10-02 08:18Richard Littlemore
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Lomborg's Misdirection Defined and Dismissed

This analysis in the Scottish Sunday Herald gets nicely to the point of why the mischievously misdirecting Bjorn Lomborg is damaging the global conversation about climate change.

 

“Lomborg says Kyoto is a misallocation of resources which should have gone to the Third World. But America’s boycott of Kyoto in 1998 didn’t lead to more resources for the wretched of the earth.

There have been no petrodollars flooding into sub-Saharan Africa. The US still allocates the lowest percentage of GDP to development of any industrialised country. All Lomborg’s arguments do is delay any action about climate change, which is why he is so popular with American corporate interests.”

Mon, 2006-10-02 08:04Ross Gelbspan
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Skeptic Bill Gray Embarrasses Himself Again

The words “global warming” provoke a sharp retort from Colorado State University meteorology professor emeritus William Gray: “It's a big scam.” And the name of climate researcher Kevin Trenberth elicits a sputtered “opportunist.”

(Grey repeated his assertion despite the publication of a meticulous refutation of his claims by a group of leading climate scientists.) 

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where Trenberth works, Gray's name prompts dismay. “Bill Gray is completely unreasonable,” Trenberth says. “He has a mind block on this.”

Sun, 2006-10-01 10:43Ross Gelbspan
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Bush Administration Raises the Art of Gagging to New Levels

Scientists at a world-renowned climate research lab in New Jersey say their discoveries are being hidden from public view because their conclusions on global warming differ from those in the Bush administration.
Fri, 2006-09-29 12:12Sarah Pullman
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Out of Balance Another Climate Film

So it seems that 2006 will be remembered as the year of the climate film. How many more can we fit into the final three months? Any guesses?     

No complaints here, though, because what it means is that this is an issue that has truly taken root in popular consciousness, at long last.

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