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Tue, 2005-12-20 12:37Jim Hoggan
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The Republican War on Science

It’s a bleak book for Christmas, but Chris Mooney’s new book, The Republican War on Sciencegives unsettling new evidence that the political and private sector manipulation of “scientific fact” – which we notice so often in climate change – is endemic in George W. Bush’s Washington, D.C.

Tue, 2005-12-20 10:45Jim Hoggan
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Dream on About a White Christmas

Okay, so I live in Vancouver and it hardly ever snows here at Christmas, anyway. And the nature of climate change – which increases the likelihood of unusual weather events – means a white Christmas may be more probably now than in the past. But we have a trend and the skiers aren't going to like it.

Sat, 2005-12-17 07:59Jim Hoggan
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No Kidding; We're Green

In further pursuing “the truth about global warming,” (see next post), I've stumbled upon the Grinning Planet website which claims to be “saving the planet, one joke at a time.”

Alas, GP stumbled into the subject of climate change and found it, mostly, unfunny.

Sat, 2005-12-17 07:08Jim Hoggan
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The Truth About Global Warming

Okay, so we're just here with strong opinions or, through the links at the right, with evidence-based science. If you want “truth,” you have to go to people with a religious conviction – or, apparently, to people with really big funding from the energy industry.

Can we suggest Patrick Michaels and Robert Balling, whose latest Cato Institute - sponsored book is called Satanic Gases: Clearing the Air about Global Warming (which, we have to admit, is a terrific title).

Fri, 2005-12-16 10:41Jim Hoggan
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Top 10 Best Moments of Free Enterprise in 2005

Grab your sense of humour and run to Steven Milloy's most recent post on the “national conservative weekly” Human Events.

Touting a list of the “Top 10 Worst Moments for Free Enterprise in 2005,” Milloy opens by saying:

This annual list spotlights companies who have most egregiously abandoned their fiduciary and moral responsibilities to their shareholders and our free enterprise system, respectively, in favor of embracing the false and harmful social activist-promoted notion of “corporate social responsibility.”

Thu, 2005-12-15 13:57Jim Hoggan
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Nods from Other Bloggers

Gosh, it’s nice to be noticed.

Thanks to these bloggers for thinking about us:

The Post-Normal Times, which prides itself on providing “all the news that doesn’t fit” on environmental science and policy decisions, said this.

The Green Life blog (“simple. healthy. sustainable”) said this.

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