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Spinoculating against the Spindustrial Revolution

The CBC veteran Ira Basen has been running a brilliant series all about the world of PR spin. As regular readers of DeSmog know, our site is all about debunking the “spin” around the issue of global warming. If you want to get a good crash course in the practice of spin, this is the series to listen to.

Think of it as spinoculation.

Read more for links directly to the online digital audio clips.

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Gore-a-palooza

Forget Gore the Nobel Prize nominee, or Gore the Oscar nominated documentarian, Gore is planning a series of concerts that aim to be “bigger than live aid.”

In the company of creationists and flat-earthers

And if you don't believe us:

“It [the IPCC report] has finally ended all serious debate over climate change.

There can be no more denial. Global warming skeptics and deniers now find themselves in the company of creationists, flat-Earthers and those who dispute the scientific consensus that HIV is the cause of AIDS.”

- Globe and Mail Editorial, February 3, 2007

IPCC quotes from around the world

With the IPCC Summary for Policymakers out yesterday, and the science clearer than ever, here are some choice quotes from world leaders. Send in yours and I will add them to this collection.

Tim Ball vs. Dan Johnson Update

The plaintiff Dr. Tim Ball - much maligned even before he launched his ill-fated lawsuit against Dr. Dan Johnson - is in for another thrashing in the (attached) Statement of Defence filed in December by the Calgary Herald.

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.”

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