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Spin Resumes as Canada Eyes Emission Standards

Less than a day after Canadian Transportation Minister Lawrence Cannon announced the “possibility” of strict new auto emission standards, the newspapers are already filled with threats of dramatic car price increases. The spin season has begun again.

This flurry of threats and misinformation is destined to continue with greater intensity for the next 60 days, the period in which Minister Cannon said the Government of Canada will consult with the automotive industry and environmental groups about the potential for auto emission standards that meet or exceed the new American regulations.

Bush Administration's Position on EPA Waiver is All Spin

A recent New York Times editorial described perfectly the spin that the Bush administration is using to block progressive climate change policy in California.

DeSmogBlog Apologizes to Barack Obama

We at the DeSmogBlog would like to acknowledge a mistake in “awarding” presidential hopeful Barack Obama a 2007 SmogMaker prize for his position on global warming.

Our effort to generate discussion about the policy position of the presidential contenders was wrong-footed. Obama's position is defensible - even if equivocal - and in that light, our criticism was unwarranted.  

Obama named SmogMaker of 2007

Prize honors those who sow confusion and delay on Climate Change

Update: DeSmogBlog withdraws Obama Award

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has captured the inaugural 2007 SmogMaker Award for blowing smoke on global warming, the DeSmogBlog announced today.

Global warming is an environmental problem, not a political one. And people who try to ‘solve’ it with political or public relations spin are just making the problem worse,” said James Hoggan, co-founder of the DeSmogBlog.

Climate Change is Making Tibet Sweat

There is a reason that people in Tibet consider their glaciers sacred. These vast (but contracting) fields of ice help moderate the climate on planet earth, just as they even out the river flows in one of the hottest, thirstiest regions in the world.

Introducing DeSmogBlog's Latest Addition James Glave

I would like to welcome our newest writer James Glave to the DeSmogBlog team.

James brings over 16 years experience as a journalist, including 5 years as a senior editor with Outside magazine and prior to that as an editor with Wired News – the pioneering digital technology news service affiliated with Wired magazine.

James also has a forthcoming book called “Eco-Shed.”

You can read the rest of his impressive bio here.

Welcome aboard James!


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