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Sat, 2006-04-22 11:47Jim Hoggan
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A Species that Doesn't Know It's Extinct

In an earlier post, I suggested that the “accredited experts” who signed an anti-climate science petition could be broken into three categories: Scientific Iconoclasts; Lazy Pseudo Experts; and Self-Interested Scoundrels.

I perhaps missed a category - as above: Scientific Dinosaurs whose numbers have dropped below the level that is critical for their survival. Their kind is extinct, even if they don't know it.

Thu, 2006-04-20 12:26Jim Hoggan
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Financial Post: Disinformation Central

Loyal readers of the deSmogBlog will know that in our paranoid moments we are most outraged by “climate sceptics” whose goal is not to present a reasonable argument that challenges climate science, but merely to suggest that there is an argument, that there is doubt. Because, in suggesting that the science is not clear, they can argue for inaction; they can argue that we should stand back and do nothing – let market forces act as they may, without interference from government (or science).

Thu, 2006-04-20 05:41Jim Hoggan
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Whether of Conspiracy or Stupity: Climate Sceptics are Culpable

The fake “scientific” controversy that has broken into the Canadian news media in the past week is another pained example of the industry-driven disinformation campaign that has so long characterized the climate change conversation in the United States. We should recognize it for what it is and dismiss it, quickly and decisively, in Canada.

Tue, 2006-04-18 16:30Jim Hoggan
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Signatory Bails on Anti-Climate Science Petition

At least one of the 60 “accredited experts in climate and related scientific disciplines” who signed an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper denying the reality of climate change has recanted, saying that he was misled as to the content of that letter when he offered his name.

Fri, 2006-04-07 17:53Jim Hoggan
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SUV's Outperform Hybrids in Energy Lifecycle: Interesting if True

An autmotive industry number cruncher called CNW Marketing Research has announced a study which claims that, “dust to dust,” high-polluting SUV's consume less energy than high-mileage hybrids. The CNW report claims to have calculated total energy consumption in the full lifecycle of an automobile, including construction and disposal, and concluded that SUVs have an energy advantage over gas-electric hybrids.

Wed, 2006-03-22 12:22Jim Hoggan
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National Post Writers Overwhelmed by 2 Simultaneous Thoughts

Canada's national pretender - the National Post - is at it again, dismissing any notion of climate change on the grounds that while the weather has been warmer than usual in Calgary, it was colder than ever in Warsaw.

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