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Nurturing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Pit

The latest member of our blog team (Alex Vondette, yay!!!), dredged up this Amy Ridenour post from earlier this month, another infuriating example of the circular argument that serves to promote paralysis in climate change policy making.

Spinning Science: Court Rules that Intelligent Design is ... Well ... Unintelligent

The good people of Pennsylvania, who already fired the school board officials who tried to foist Intelligent Design on their children, will be pleased at the court support granted today.

Still, regardless that Intelligent Design continues to be dismissed as a thinly veiled cover for Creationism, sites like the Intelligent Design Network continue to put up credible-looking fronts for this scientific fraud.

On an earlier post, I warned – only half in jest – that you shouldn't show this blog to your children, for fear of frightening them about the future of the planet. I changed my mind; the prospect of letting the ID crowd fill in the blanks is scarier still.

(Conditional) Good News on Climate Change

You have to read to the very last line of this piece, by James Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Science, but it seems we are not yet at the tipping point.

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.

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.

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.


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