Fri, 2006-11-10 11:49Richard Littlemore
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PR Guy Tim Ball in Love with Publicity? We Think Not

If Tim Ball, “Mr. Cool,” in the words of the Globe and Mail, was convinced of his comment in today's Victoria Times Colonist that all publicity is good publicity, you have to think he would have spent less time recently running away from the media. For example, CBC's Fifth Estate crew had to chase Ball all the way to Dawson Creek for a show that they're doing on climate change next Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Thu, 2006-11-09 14:48Richard Littlemore
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Judge CEI "Experts" by the Company They Keep

In the history of protecting businesses from the inconvenience of environmental regulation, no example has been more obvious or objectionable than tobacco.

We know, without doubt, that the tobacco companies spiked their product with nicotine to increase its addictive qualities and lied about it. We know that they created phony grassroots organizations, like The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC)  to question the motivations of the Environmental Protection Agency and that they paid off scientists to take issue with the science.
Thu, 2006-11-09 13:27Bill Miller
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Disaster deadline shortened for emission-cutbacks in new study

The world must slash greenhouse-gas emissions in ten years or face “significant risks of appalling global harm,” says the UK-based Institute of Public Policy Research. The report says the landmark Stern report, which warned of an economic collapse equal to the 1930s depression unless emissions were curbed, is “too conservative” and governments need to move further and faster, with carbon emissions reaching their peak by 2010 to 2013.
Thu, 2006-11-09 11:11Richard Littlemore
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AEI Seeks Scientists for Sale: $10,000 to First Taker

Per the attached letter, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
Research (AEI) has been shopping for scientists who will review the coming Fourth Assessment Review (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Thu, 2006-11-09 10:48Kevin Grandia
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Open Market not open for discussion

As part of DeSmog's daily scan of who's saying what and where about climate
 
change, we of course troll the numerous blogs run by the climate change denial lobby. One thing that is striking is the number of these blogs that do not allow you to comment on the posts they write.

Here are a couple of examples, the Competitive Enterprise Institute's blog, the “Open” Market and the Cato Institute's Cato-at-Liberty.

This is “blog spin” pure and simple. By not allowing comments on your site, there is no sharing of ideas or disagreement, which is one of the best features, if not the most most important and beneficial aspects, of blog technology.

So Cato and CEI, get down from your preaching pulpit and open up your blogs to your fans and, of course, your detractors. What are you afraid of?

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