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Fri, 2006-07-21 10:50Kevin Grandia
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Comedians didn't work, bring in the Air Force!

Last week the we had comedians attempting to attack the overwhelmingF15 Eaglescientific consensus on climate change. Now this week we have a retired Air Force Sergeant boosting the fringe science of the small, but vocal skeptic community. No surprise though when you consider that more and more skeptics are jumping ship.
Wed, 2006-07-19 18:58Kevin Grandia
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Listen Live: Jim Hoggan on CKNW 980 Vancouver tonight

Jim will be on CKNW 980 Vancouver tonight at 7:30 PM (PST) with  guest-host Bill Tielman about the DeSmogBlog's efforts to expose the PR spin confusing the issue of climate change.

Listen live from anywhere in the world from the CKNW website.
Wed, 2006-07-19 14:05Kevin Grandia
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Heritage Foundation goes nuclear

The oil money-backed and climate change denier lobby, the Heritage Foundation, will be holding an event later this month to discuss solutions to the impending US energy crisis. Guest speakers will include Craig Hansen, VP of Washington Operations, for the BWX Technology, a leading US nuclear energy company.

Mon, 2006-07-17 18:27Kevin Grandia
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UK's Guardian: debate is over, skeptics go nuclear

Polly Toynbee at the Guardian today follows the climate change skeptic lobby as they morph into to nuclear energy boosters.








Mon, 2006-07-17 13:07Kevin Grandia
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Manufacturer Association's legacy of spin

Pat Cleary VP Communications With the death of their PR industry front group, the Global Climate Coalition, the National Association of Manufacturer’s has taken it upon themselves under their own name to continue to propagate the PR spin confusing the public on the issue of climate change.

The most recent piece of misinformation by the MAS comes from thier head spin doctor Pat Cleary, the organization’s Vice President of Communications.

Here’s a brief history of the NAM’s attack on the science behind climate change provided by the good people at Sourcewatch:

Mon, 2006-07-17 10:25Kevin Grandia
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North America's heat wave: let the PR spin begin

It's getting hot out hereThe Globe & Mail, Canada's national newspaper, and many more across North America, is reporting today on the recent heat wave to hit most of the US and much of Canada.

The Globe reports:
The hot weather seems to be part of a longer-term trend of above-average temperatures. Last month, Environment Canada said this spring was the warmest Canada has experienced since modern nationwide record-keeping began in 1948. This followed a winter that was also the hottest on record. Except for the springs of 2002 and 2004, temperatures have remained above normal in Canada for the last nine years.

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