The number of anti-science decisions the federal government has made in recent years is staggering: axing the...
climate denial industry
Thanks to Erin Jeffries for spotting this piece on the seven signs of phoney science.
1. The discoverer pitches the claim directly to the media.
From the Vancouver Sun:
”We – first of all, there is – the globe is warming. The fundamental debate: Is it manmade or natural.”
– President George W. Bush, speaking in Washington on March 29, 2006
Incentives for oil and gas companies that drill in the Gulf of Mexico will cost the federal government at least $20 billion over the next 25 years, according to the draft of a Congressional report obtained on Tuesday.
The new estimates, prepared by the Government Accountability Office, also warn that $80 billion in revenue could be lost over the same period if oil and gas companies win a new lawsuit that seeks a further reduction in their royalty payments.
Canada's national pretender - the National Post - is at it again, dismissing any notion of climate change on the grounds that while the weather has been warmer than usual in Calgary, it was colder than ever in Warsaw.
It's great to see thoughtful businesses, and thoughtful business publications, acknowledging the obvious and taking responsible action accordingly:
Check this Fortune magazine story on the new survey by the Ceres investor coalition analyzing how 100 leading companies are addressing the growing financial risks and opportunities from climate change.
In a piece by Vancouver Province newspaper columnist Alan Ferguson, on March 21, 2006, we have another instance in the worrying trend of ideologically driven opinion writers straying into flat statements of (incorrect) fact - much to the disservice of their readers.
Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman Announces Move To British Columbia
Carl Wieman, CU-Boulder distinguished professor and Nobel laureate, announced today he will leave his faculty position at the University of Colorado at Boulder in January 2007 for a position at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Wieman made the announcement today at a news conference on the CU-Boulder campus. Under the terms of his agreement with UBC, Wieman will retain a 20 percent appointment at CU-Boulder to head up the Science Education Project.
Wieman's new faculty position at British Columbia will include funding for a $12 million science education project.