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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog and DeSmog Canada.

Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Mulitculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groudbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

Public Service Canada "outraged" at government climate change cuts

While 10,000 EPA employees signed a petition demanding Congress address global warming – and the muzzling of government scientists, here in Canada the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada has followed up with their own climate change demands.

No thanks Al, we'll stick with the tiger

When Laurie David approached the National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) to offer 50,000 free DVD copies of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth she was surpised by the answer: “Thanks but no thanks.” In a recent Washington Post editorial titled “Science a la Joe Camel,” David, who is one of the producers on Gore's movie, explains that the rebuke was due to concern over that other “unnecessary risk upon the [NSTA] capital campaign, especially certain targeted supporters.” Any guesses about who those “targetted supporters” might be? I know, it's getting old, but I'm sure you guessed it: ExxonMobil.

Be a climate change scientist... while you sleep!

Okay, maybe not, but you can help climate change scientists by letting them use your computer at night, or whenever you choose, to run climate change prediction models. It's very simple, just go here to BBC's “Largest Climate Change Project Ever” and follow the instructions.

Mooney unveils Storm World

Republican War on Science author, Chris Mooney, has unveiled a few details about his new book Storm World today.

Sponsors pull plug on Tech Central Station

Looks like former tobacco spin doctor Doug Goodyear's DCI Group is getting with the times and letting loose it's controversial TCSDaily project. As many know, the ExxonMobil sweetheart TCSDaily has been a bastion of the climate change denial movement for quite some time now. You also may remember that DCI Group was embroiled in a bit of controversy lately over a YouTube Al Gore spoof video they produced and posted under the guise of 29-year old amatuer filmmaker.

Real Climate blasts Singer and Avery's junk science

Ever wonder what real science looks like, compared to the junk science of those who say climate change is nothing to worry about? If yes, then check out a fresh post by our friends at RealClimate.org.

Junk Science vs. Real Science: DeSmog's new video

Okay, I admit, I'm not very good at video editing, but check out this video that the DeSmog team put together called “Who do believe: junk scientist vs. real scientist?”

Inhofe's last stand

Senator Jim Inhofe, outgoing Chair of the Senate Committee of the Envrionment and Public Works, and one of the most infamous climate change deniers in the GOP Caucus, now claims that the United Nations meeting on climate change currently underway in Nairobi is nothing more than a “brainwashing session.” So what are we to make of this? Who cares?

CBC's 5th Estate slams the "Denial Machine" tonight

For all you Canadian DeSmog fans, tune in at 9pm to CBC's 5th Estate for a special documentary on the climate change “denial machine.” Watch the likes of Fred Singer, Tim Ball and Pat Michaels squirm in the media hot seat.

For our US readers, not to worry, I'm sure this piece will get popped on YouTube pretty darn quick.

Annan slams climate change junk scientists

United Nation's Secretary General, Kofi Annan stated today that the science on climate change “is not science fiction,” and that, “those who try to sow doubt about it are “out of step, out of arguments and out of time.”

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