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Fri, 2005-12-02 08:41Jim Hoggan
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Cooler Heads

One of our favourites among the climate change deniers is www.globalwarming.org, not least because it is “a project of the Cooler Heads Coalition. We love that sense of sage reserve, that conservative caution, even if we’re frightened at the prospect that Cooler Heads might prevail.
Here’s a nice example of their work:

“The 60 Plus Association
Senior citizens will be the ones really burnt if this foolish Kyoto Treaty is implemented - burnt with higher energy costs for fuel in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, both of which are essential for their health.”

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Fri, 2005-12-02 08:02Jim Hoggan
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Another Saintly Skeptic

Blogger Bob Webster presents the perfect case for scientific skepticism in a recent post challenging the link between hurrican activity and climate change. Webster complains that his earlier climate change posts have garnered criticism from “students who were clearly being taken in by the steady drumbeat of disinformation.” He goes on, “I cautioned them to think for themselves and not simply swallow the diet being forced upon them. Scientific inquiry involves sufficiently questioning assumptions of theories in order to intelligently assess their credibility.”

Fri, 2005-12-02 07:45Jim Hoggan
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Isn't Sequestering Uranium also an Issue?

The Times online gives us a sense of what happens when the global warming debate goes nuclear. This is a reminder that PR people and their policymaking political compatriots are always ready to take advantage of a new opportunity.

Fri, 2005-12-02 07:40Jim Hoggan
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Kyoto Kombatants

Embassy,Canada’s Foreign Policy Newsweekly, has run a two-part who’s who in Montreal this week. Part 1 and Part 2 are both worth a look for a quick sense of the major players, as long as you’re willing to forgive the Canadian bias.
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Fri, 2005-12-02 07:31Jim Hoggan
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The dirty lowdown about Canada's commitment to Kyoto

If anyone hasn't already read Jeffrey Simpson's Globe and Mail column today, it's worth a look.

Simpson points out that while the U.S. has been thumbing its nose at Kyoto and flagrantly ignoring the climate change crisis, it has still outperformed Canada, where everyone apparently drives single-occupancy SUVs to their environmental awareness meetings.

Fri, 2005-12-02 07:15Jim Hoggan
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Transcendental Medication

The on-line Investors.com, puts the lie to the notion that investors are long-term thinkers with a piece entitled The EU’s Global Warming Fantasy. The article hammers away at Europe for having tried, but so far failed, to meet its Kyoto commitments. Much better the American way to not try at all.

If you start reading this piece looking for a cogent argument on what will happen if everyone takes the American path, you’ll be disappointed. But it’s worth forging on to the columnist’s last line: “The U.S. doesn’t need to ‘sign on’ to a new Kyoto deal — especially if, through technology and common sense, it can transcend it.”

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