At least 75 per cent of known fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change, but not only are fossil fuel...
With more than three years of writing on climate change issues and the climate denial industry, DeSmogBlog has amassed a lot of information - close to 1,300 articles in fact.
As part of the annual summer cleaning, I'm going through a lot of the old material for technical reasons, so I thought I would start a post listing some of our “golden oldies.”
I'll add more as I come across them.
Do you have any favorites? Let me know and I'll add them to the list.
Several members of the DeSmogBlog team are off to Montreal for a training session April 4-6 with Nobel laureate Al Gore - an opportunity to learn from the master how best to spread the word about the challenges of and solutions to global warming.
Kevin Grandia, Emily Murgatroyd and I will all attend as trainees. Jim Hoggan, who attended a Nashville Bootcamp last year, will be back as a presenter. I start my own pilgrimage on the (carbon-conscious) train this evening and will be blogging across the country, in cooperation with the Vancouver Sun. See the set-up post here. And stay tuned.
Less than a day after Canadian Transportation Minister Lawrence Cannon announced the “possibility” of strict new auto emission standards, the newspapers are already filled with threats of dramatic car price increases. The spin season has begun again.
This flurry of threats and misinformation is destined to continue with greater intensity for the next 60 days, the period in which Minister Cannon said the Government of Canada will consult with the automotive industry and environmental groups about the potential for auto emission standards that meet or exceed the new American regulations.
You may have noticed some tension here at DeSmogBlog lately over the Obama affair.
I don't write to criticize, but because what has happened seems indicative of a broader phenomenon when it comes to global warming and the campaign trail, I'd like to enlarge the issue and provide my own perspective, beyond what I've already done.
Prize honors those who sow confusion and delay on Climate Change
Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has captured the inaugural 2007 SmogMaker Award for blowing smoke on global warming, the DeSmogBlog announced today.
Global warming is an environmental problem, not a political one. And people who try to ‘solve’ it with political or public relations spin are just making the problem worse,” said James Hoggan, co-founder of the DeSmogBlog.
I would like to welcome our newest writer James Glave to the DeSmogBlog team.
James brings over 16 years experience as a journalist, including 5 years as a senior editor with Outside magazine and prior to that as an editor with Wired News – the pioneering digital technology news service affiliated with Wired magazine.
James also has a forthcoming book called “Eco-Shed.”
You can read the rest of his impressive bio here.
Welcome aboard James!
If scoring Chris Mooney for a weekly column on DeSmogBlog wasn't enough for you, we're very proud to welcome renowned author and journalist, Bill McKibben to DeSmogBlog.
Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. Bill is the co-founder of the Step it Up campaign and is the author of numerous books on the environment and global warming. His most recent book, Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, was published in March 2007. Bill is the co-author of new book called Fight Global Warming Now that will be on shelves October, 2007.
Bill's first piece on polar bears and Bjorn Lomborg will be up later today.