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Tue, 2007-05-01 17:19Kevin Grandia
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NRSP's Tom Harris power chugs the kool aid on late-night talkshow

In a recent call-in portion on an Ottawa late-night call-in show, Tom Harris, executive director of the energy industry front group, the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP), offers up some laughable quotes:

Harris: “There was 100 people that appeared in the [government of Canada's] Clean Air Act hearings that just wrapped up and I went through the list and there wasn't a single doubter out of 100 people, that was questioning the science of climate change.”

Fri, 2007-04-27 21:19Kevin Grandia
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CBC: Callow Broadcasting Corporation

Here's a bit of television entirely devoid of integrity, judgment, balance or scientific expertise. The CBC should be embarrassed to be quoting Tim Ball - a man more famous for misrepreseting his academic credentials than for any actual science he ever produced.
Thu, 2007-04-19 11:30Richard Littlemore
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NRSP: More Pseudo-Science Goofiness

The industry front group the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP) announced yesterday that it is establishing a “Science Audit Centre” - clearly a second line of attack against potential Canadian climate change legislation.
Tue, 2007-04-17 17:46Richard Littlemore
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NRSP: Not Really Sufficiently Principled

A column in the Toronto Sun yesterday sets a new low in the disingenuous disinformation campaign by the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP).
Tue, 2007-04-17 12:52Mitchell Anderson
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Science is a fussy profession

Science is a fussy profession. For example, it is generally frowned on to not disclose your funding sources or conflicts of interest – and for good reason.

Take the recent study by Yale University, which found that industry-funded studies of soft drinks are far less likely to find negative impacts.
Tue, 2007-04-10 07:36Kevin Grandia
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Ever heard of the "Natural Resource Stewardship Project?" Brown University has.

If Brown University newspaper's Don Trella ever wants a job writing at DSBlog, we would love to chat. Check out Trella's piece on Tom Harris and the NRSP. A couple of good quotes:

The NRSP is a coalition whose leadership includes about half of the last handful of climate scientists of note who reject global warming as a “myth.” 

 Ironically, they realize their position is so out of the mainstream, they have to use a name that not only belies their true purpose but in fact implies they are environmentalists.

Fri, 2007-04-06 05:02Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball Does Science: Believe It When You See It

Natural Resource Stewardship Project executive director Tom Harris says that the indefatigable Dr. Tim Ball is not retired - that “his writing, speaking and media schedule would exhaust most rock stars.” Well, as a reference to Canada's foremost climate change denier, that seems like an uncharacteristically factual statement. Certainly, Dr. Ball spends more time acting like a rock star than, say, a working climate scientist.
Thu, 2007-03-22 15:15Kevin Grandia
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Deniers evolution from ozone to global warming

Here are recent statements by vocal media impressarios and think tanks who spend their time, not in a laboratory, but in the popular media trying to convince the public that global warming is either not happening, or is not caused by our continued consumption of fossil fuels (oil, coal, gas etc).

Below each one, I have also provided an historical quote on what they had to say about the effects of CFC's on the hole in the o-zone layer. Notice any similarities?

Wed, 2007-03-14 06:04Richard Littlemore
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How Can I Get on Amy's Guest List?

Amy Ridenour, friend of big tobacco, big oil and the big Jack Abramoff, and proprietor of the National Centre for Public Policy Research, recently held a Deniers' Luncheon with Tim Ball as the guest of honour. Amy has even provided a photo on her blogsite in which you can see Dr. Ball showing the gap between what he says about climate change and what honest-to-goodness climatologists hold to be accurate science.
Tue, 2007-03-13 09:57Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball, et al: Revisionist History?

Here's an interesting query that I can't resolve. A DeSmog reader, looking back on an October 4, 2006 post under my name wondered why I was nattering about Tim Ball presenting himself as a Professor of Climatology when, under the link in that particular post, he was signed as a “Retired Professor of Geography.”

The questioner is correct on the facts. The link - to an “Open Letter to the Royal Society, reported in an NHInsider blogpost dated Sept 29, 2006 - assuredly lists Ball correctly as a retired geography prof. But the letter appeared in many places at the time, most consistently with William Gray as the lead signatory. You can find copies here and here with Ball signed as a “Professor of Climatology.”

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