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Georgia Straight Editor Charlie Smith weighs in with a whithering report on John Stossel, ABC's favourite 20/20 libertarian. Stossel is one of the guest speakers scheduled for the “Environmental Wars,” a Science Skeptics conference that will be held at the California Institute of Technology next week.
Don't worry, though, if you can't make the conference. The DeSmogBlog will be there, blogging live. Watch this space.
From 2001 to 2004, Joyce Murray was the British Columbia “Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection” – an executive officer in a government that didn't even want to acknowledge the “environment.” (To their credit, the provincial Liberals have dropped the conceit and once again take ownership of a “Ministry of the Environment.”)
Regardless of her government's record (Murray says, “I was not able to bring forward as strong a Plan for BC as I intended (for various reasons I will not go into here!),” the former minister has been speaking out about the worrying abdication of climate change responsibility at the federal level. She submitted this article to the Globe and Mail and to the Vancouver Sun to no avail. We think it deserves some attention.
Here's a very clear, readable and well-researched site on how to respond to climate change skeptics. A great example of what you will find runs as follows:
So 2005 was a record year, one really warm year or two is not global warming.
This kind of objection only indicates an unfamiliarity with the actual long term temperature record and is just asking for a few good temperature facts, so let 'em have it!
2005 breaking the record is not convincing? Let's see then, how about: