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CEI argues IPCC science without any scientists

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, who not even the likes of ExxonMobil want to be associated with anymore, has issued a media advisory today offering up their in-house staff as global warming “experts” available for comment on the upcoming release by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

With the IPCC report coming from scientists, you would think the CEI would be offering up scientists as global warming “experts.

Think again.

Here's some background information on each of their so-called “experts.”

Kennedy slams Exxon's greenwash

Robert F. Kennedy has a great piece on uber-blog Huffington Post today on Exxon's new greenwashing campaign.

To quote: “In a quarter-page advertorial in Thursday's New York Times, ExxonMobil launched a new greenwashing campaign to salvage its earned reputation as Earth's number one global warming villain.”

Bush's tough talk forgets fine print

President Bush's was talking tough on cutting the US gasoline consumption last night, but The Washington Post, is reporting the real story  today.

The Ol' Danish Media Trap

DeSmog friend and fellow blogger, Mathew Nisbet, reports on a recent media trap sprung on Al Gore with Bjorn Lomborg as the bait. Lomborg, is best known for his “can't walk and chew gum ” economic theories of global warming.

Biofuels: corn vs. cane

DeSmoggers are always asking about biofuels, especially corn-based ethanol. Here's a good read on the energy efficiency of corn-based ethanol production versus sugar cane based production.

Dem's rollback Big Oil tax breaks in first 100 hours

Here's some video footage of Democratic House Leader, Nancy Pelosi, talking tough on global warming and energy independence.

Within the first 100 hours of the new Congressional session, Pelosi and the Dems have committed to introducing new legislation “repealing big oil subsidies and investing in renewable fuels.” So far, the Democrats have kept to their word and passed the Clean Energy Act, rolling back subsidies to big oil companies.

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