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Mon, 2010-04-12 09:34Kevin Grandia
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West Virginia Mining Disaster CEO: safety regulators as "silly as global warming"

From Think Progress:

The death toll from Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine explosion last week has reached a total of 29 miners, the worst coal disaster in 40 years. When the disaster occurred, Massey was contesting millions of dollars in major safety violations levied against the mine. At his Labor Day anti-union rally last year, Massey CEO Don Blankenship attacked the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), claiming it “seeks power over coal miners.” He mocked both “Washington politicians” and local elected officials who attempt to ensure miner safety, calling their efforts “as silly as global warming”:

We also endure a Mine Safety and Health Administration that seeks power over coal miners versus improving their safety and their health. As someone who has overseen the mining of more coal than anyone else in the history of central Appalachia, I know that the safety and health of coal miners is my most important job. I don’t need Washington politicians to tell me that, and neither do you. But I also know — I also know Washington and state politicians have no idea how to improve miner safety. The very idea that they care more about coal miner safety than we do is as silly as global warming.

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Thu, 2010-04-08 11:11Kevin Grandia
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Peter Sinclair Talks Climate Crock Live on Climate TV tonight

You might have noticed that I really like this new Climate TV platform.

Tonight Climate TV will have its weekly show with the creator of the famous Climate Crock of the Week videos, Peter Sinclair.

If you tune in live you can chat with Peter and ask him questions, weigh in with your two cents etc.

He will be live here on Climate TV tonight (April 8th) at 6pm pacific (9pm eastern).

UPDATE: here’s the archive of Peter Sinclair’s Show on Climate TV from tonight.

Tue, 2010-04-06 21:18Kevin Grandia
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DeSmog Weekly TV - Live tomorrow at 7pm eastern (4pm pacific)

Tune in tomorrow as we host our second of hopefully many weekly live shows on Climate TV.

Tomorrow I want to cover off some of latest news and analysis happening around the attack on climate science, especially in the United States where the mainstream media have completely missed the boat on Climategate, when the UK government concluded no wrongdoing on the part of the climate scientist at the middle of the controversy, Phil Jones.

We are also going to have on a special guest, Karl Burkart, blogger on Mother Nature Network, internet strategist and Executive Producer of the Planet 100 Show on Planet Green. We will be talking with Karl about the Mountains Rule Campaign to end Mountain Top Removal (MTR).

Not only is the show run live in high-definition, it is also totally interactive - meaning that viewers can weigh in with questions and comments throughout the show for us to discuss and respond. It will be a lot of fun, so please jump on to Climate TV here at 7pm eastern (4pm pacific) tomorrow, Wednesday, April 7th.

If you missed the inaugural show last week, you can go to the Climate TV archive and check it out.

Also, would love to hear from anyone about ideas for upcoming shows. And since we turned off comments on DeSmog due to a troll infestation, you can email me at: desmogblog [at] gmail [dot] com.

Tue, 2010-04-06 09:27Kevin Grandia
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Free first chapter of Climate Cover Up

DeSmog’s book Climate Cover Up: the crusade to deny global warming continues to sell very well, but I thought for those of you who have not bought a copy yet that I would give you the first chapter to download free as a teaser.

For those of you who have read the book and have already passed on your copy to someone else, pass this post on to your friends and family to help spread the word.

You can download it here: Climate Cover Up: the crusade the deny global warming - Chapter 1 [pdf].

Thanks and enjoy!

Thu, 2010-04-01 15:40Kevin Grandia
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How to Strangle a Climate Skeptic

Grist’s Umbra Fisk shows you how!

*Note: We are not advocating strangling anyone. Sense of humor required!

Thu, 2010-04-01 09:21Kevin Grandia
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Jim Hoggan on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show

 Check out Jim Hoggan, co-founder of DeSmogBlog and author of Climate Cover Up: the crusade to deny global warming, on Rachel Maddow’s show last night.

Here’s the Greenpeace report on Koch Industries Inc., that they’re talking about.

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