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Tue, 2006-07-11 10:14Kevin Grandia
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Blogger Perisic Slams the Harris Spin Machine

A Climate of Convenient Truthiness
Guerilla News Network blogger S. Perisic deconstructs the deconstructors in this great piece aimed directly at High Park Group lobbyist and climate change spinner extraordinaire, Tom Harris.
Mon, 2006-07-10 07:32Kevin Grandia
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Move over climate change, look out wind power



The Bizarre Dance of Wind Power: local opponents and right-wing think tanks is a well researched piece by Erik Curren at the Augusta Free Press.

Curren provides a somewhat disturbing portrayal of the oil money backed US “think” tanks refocussing their efforts away from climate change and on to wind power and renewable energy.
Mon, 2006-07-10 05:12Kevin Grandia
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Oil funded Heartland pleads innocence

The Heartland Institute, a notorious US climate change skeptic group, responded to a letter the DeSmogBlog team recently penned for the Philadelphia Daily News. Creating a perception of impartiality is their theme on the issue of tobacco and climate change science. Is it then just a coincidence that the same groups funded by oil money, such as Heartland, are the same groups “skeptical” about climate change?
Fri, 2006-06-30 03:36Kevin Grandia
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New Poll: Canadians Believe Global Warming Biggest Crisis

New poll out today reporting that Canadians believe global warming will be the greatest crisis facing humankind by the year 2020.
Thu, 2006-06-29 11:23Kevin Grandia
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Stossel and Scarborough love fest, also a misinformation fest

There is nothing more scary than two journalists interviewing each other, except maybe when both the journalists are armed with bad information and ideological blinders. In a bizarre spot last night on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” we were witness to ABC’s John Stossel and host Joe Scarborough spouting a continuous stream of PR spin and misinformation on the issue of climate change.
Wed, 2006-06-28 05:30Kevin Grandia
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Teachers be warned: Tim Ball wants your kids!

Now if the media circus wasn’t enough, the right-wing Canadian think-tank Frontier Centre for Public Policy is now selling a resource for teachers based on the scientific wisdom of Dr. “CFCs were never a problem” Ball, chief spokesman for the Alberta-based Friends of Science. 

The production date is 2004, so for many this might not be a new story, but the DeSmogBlog team believes it is never to late to draw attention to some of the PR propaganda that is floating around out there.

We are wondering if any teachers are actually showing this in Canadian schools, if any of our faithful readers know, we would love to hear about it. Might be a cool DeSmogBlog t-shirt or something in it for some good information.

More to come…

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