Thu, 2006-10-12 14:48Richard Littlemore
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Harper Deserves Credit for Clean Air Act?

That headline, minus the question mark, appeared in a column today in the upstart Vancouver daily, 24 Hours, under the byline of Erin Airton.
First, by way of full disclosured, Airton was, until recently, a colleague at James Hoggan & Associates (Hi Erin; hope you're well, and that you don't take any of the following personally).
I think it's fair to say that Airton brings a particularly partisan perspective to her work - her column, for example, is not called “Left On” - so it's no surprise to hear her defending Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The headline on her last column was Harper unafraid to say the right thing.
Thu, 2006-10-12 11:18Sarah Pullman
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Green Festival Report Out

Blogging from the airplane, flying back to Vancouver from Washington, DC, via Montreal. The weekend in DC for the Green Festival was a great trip, and certainly worthwhile for the DeSmogBlog. We even spent an evening with one of our favorite writers, the infamous Chris Mooney, who is in the thick of writing his new book about hurricanes.

Thu, 2006-10-12 09:33Richard Littlemore
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A Realpolitik Review of Canadian Climate Policy Roadblocks

Here's a great piece by Don Martin, the only person on the National Post staff who appears to have noticed that he's breathing air with an increasing proportion of CO2 in it.
Thu, 2006-10-12 08:38Richard Littlemore
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Inhofe's Mini-Me to Face Off Among Enviromental Journalists

This late-breaking session has been added to the Society of Environmental Journalists' 16th Annual Confence, coming up in Burlington, Vermont on the week of Oct. 23, 2006. The DeSmogBlog will be there to report on the action. Here's the write-up…

Thu, 2006-10-12 07:53Jim Hoggan
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"Ambiguous scientific statements about climate are hyped by those with a vested interest in alarm"

Think about that statement: “those with a vested interest in alarm.”
The quote comes from a Wall Street Journal article by Richard Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT.

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