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Thu, 2006-03-09 11:56Richard Littlemore
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New Yorker Climate Correspondent Elizabeth Kolbert Q&A

This Q&A with the New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert is a year old, but well worth reading. Kolbert wrote a definitive three-part article on climate change last year and has a book coming out, supposedly this March. Her most recent New Yorker contribution also touches on the effects of climate change, though it dwells primarily on the sorry future facing Louisiana, which is sinking into the sea.

Thu, 2006-03-09 11:28Richard Littlemore
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A Quick Critique of the IPCC

Have a look at this succinct explanation of the science behind climate change, written by Professor Peter Ba
Thu, 2006-03-09 11:23Richard Littlemore
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An Inconvenient Truth

Watch for the movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and consider that its star, environmentalist and former Vice-President Al Gore, actually won the election against George W. Bush.

Imagine where climate change policy might be today if the U.S. Supreme Court had accepted the verdict of the people of the United States.

Sat, 2006-02-11 11:34Ross Gelbspan
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An Outbreak of Censorship: When talk of Warming Becomes Absolutely Chilling

While big coal and big oil have spent millions on disinformation about climate change, the Bush Administration has upped the ante by turning industry-generated denial into a government policy of censorship.

The targets are some of the most respected climate scientists in the U.S.      

Jim Hansen, a NASA researcher who first told the U.S. in 1988 that “global warming is at hand,” complained recently he is being muzzled by officials in his own agency. His sin: suggesting that we need to act quickly to reduce carbon emissions.  As a result, NASA brass ordered the agency's public information staff to review any future statements, including interviews with journalists, by its scientists.

Fri, 2006-02-10 08:23Ross Gelbspan
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Congressman Resurrects Notorious Mann-hunt

Last year, the famous “hockey-stick” graph by researchers Michael Mann, Raymond Bradley and Malcolm Hughes, came under fire when it was deemed inaccurate by two Canadians – Stephen McIntyre, a minerals and oil consultant, and Ross McKitrick, and economist – neither of whom have any background in climate science.

Fri, 2006-02-10 06:13Richard Littlemore
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Heartland Institute's Reportage is an Unethical Pruning of Facts

In a recent and misleading post, the Heartland Institute quoted a report by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to argue that there is no corelation between recent hurricane activity and climate change.

Thu, 2006-02-09 14:33Ross Gelbspan
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Michael Crichton: Big Oil's Favorite 'Journalist'

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists is presenting its annual journalism award this year to Michael Crichton, the science fiction writer whose latest book, “State of Fear,” dismisses global warming as a largely imaginary threat embraced by malignant scientists for their own ends.

“It is fiction,” conceded Larry Nation, communications director for the association. “But it has the absolute ring of truth” he told the New York Times.

Tue, 2006-02-07 08:34Ross Gelbspan
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Bush's Trump Card: More Gallons Per Mile

Card rapped as stooge: Critics say energy advice is tainted

The Boston Herald, Feb. 7, 2006

Environmentalists yesterday blasted President Bush’s energy budget as the product of an administration dominated by ex-oil and auto industry executives — including former auto lobbyist turned White House chief of staff Andrew Card.

Mon, 2006-02-06 10:38Ross Gelbspan
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GOP Sen. Lugar, Contradicting Bush, Calls on US To Rejoin the Kyoto Process

In a direct swipe at the head-in-the-sand Bush Administration, a major Republican Senator called on the U.S. to rejoin the Kyoto process in a major address to the U.N. Security Council:  

Among other things, Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana said:

“I have urged the Bush Administration and my colleagues in Congress to return to a leadership role on the issue of climate change.

Sun, 2006-02-05 10:55Richard Littlemore
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Addicted to Oil: An Historical View

If you Google the phrase that sounded so explosive in U.S. President George Bush's mouth last week, the first post you will come up with is a Dec. 13, 2001 leader from that venerable defender of the free market, the Economist magazine.

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