Fri, 2006-10-13 08:56Ross Gelbspan
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Britain To Enact Climate Legislation -- With Fingers Crossed Behind Its Back

UK PM Tony BlairBritish legislators will draft national climate legislation – but with no specific targets or timetables.
Fri, 2006-10-13 08:43Ross Gelbspan
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New York Times Nails Inhofe's "hysteria" mongering

Since the environmental and scientific community presents too puny a target, Sen. James Inhofe (“Global warming is the greatest hoax etc.”) is now attacking the New York Times. A recent Times editorial concluded: “Mr. Inhofe has buttressed himself with a small jury of scientists who argue that climate change is only natural. But he has really buttressed himself with the will to disbelieve. He accuses scientists and the media of hysteria. But if there is such a thing as a hysteria of doubt, then Mr. Inhofe is its master.”

Fri, 2006-10-13 08:34Ross Gelbspan
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Climate Inaction Will Cost Trillions of Dollars

While the skeptics unanimously overstate the costs of climate protection, a new study calculates that the costs of climate inaction will cost the global economy trillions of dollars.

Fri, 2006-10-13 07:45Jim Hoggan
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NRSP: Not Really Science People

NRSP: no grassroots hereThe new public relations group calling itself the Natural Resources Stewardship Project is a classic example of an astroturf group - a surprisingly well-funded PR team that presents itself as a grassroots organization.

NRSP (think: Not Really Science People) sets this out as it's First Priority Project:
“Understanding Climate Change”
A proactive grassroots campaign to counter the Kyoto Protocol and other greenhouse gas reduction schemes while promoting sensible climate change policy.
Think about that for a minute. A true grassroots campaign occurs when a bunch of people who share an interest rise up spontaneously to fight for a common interest. Which of your neighbours might be inclined to rise up spontaneously to “counter the Kyoto Protocol and other greenhouse gas reduction schemes”? Conscientious objectors in the war on climate change don't join astroturf groups.
Fri, 2006-10-13 07:34Richard Littlemore
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Climate Change a Business Opportunity

Shell, which in the course of contributing to global warming posted a $9 billion profit in the third quarter of this year, has just released a report showing that climate change could, in fact, create a market opportunity for British businesses amounting to more than $60 billion over the next 10 years.

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