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Media "balance" on global climate change reinterpreted

EMagazine recently interviewed Eugene Linden, author of The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather and the Destruction of Civilizations.

Linden does a nice job of explaining one of the most critical problems in sorting out the PR bias of climate change. The boldface question is from eMagazine. Linden's intelligent answer follows:

A Quick Critique of the IPCC

Have a look at this succinct explanation of the science behind climate change, written by Professor Peter Ba

An Inconvenient Truth

Watch for the movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and consider that its star, environmentalist and former Vice-President Al Gore, actually won the election against George W. Bush.

Imagine where climate change policy might be today if the U.S. Supreme Court had accepted the verdict of the people of the United States.

The Truth About Global Warming - Again

This headline - “The truth about global warming” - is one of the biggest hit grabbers on Google: people want to know.

In such circumstances, woe betide the ones who wind up on Susan Shelley's blogpost, which begins with an interesting piece of science and concludes with an encouragement that we all ignore the unprecedented scope of human impact on the earth's climate - and watch football. Scary.

Tapping the Power of the Corporate Elite

Engen on climate change
 
Drew Hasselback
Financial Post

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Kudos to Travis Engen, outgoing chief executive officer at the ultra-energy hog Alcan Inc., for his advocacy for an intelligent corporate and governmental response to climate change. This kind of plainspoken support from a captain of an energy intensive industry can't be ignored.

Advocating Sane International Climate Policy

Grist Magazine has an interview with Sir David King, who stands as the pointy end of Tony Blair's climate change policy apparatus. An excerpt:

ABC's Bill Blakemore on "Mutual Therapy" for Climate Journalists

So, how do you get your mind off the methane clathrates?

Correspondent Bill Blakemore blogs about covering global warming full-time for ABC News:

There are remarkably few of us mainstream professional journalists covering global warming, given the enormity of the story. This is, after all, a story in which the most credible scientists now say life on earth could become unbearable for most humans - widespread famine and political chaos, possibly even within the lifetime of today's toddlers - if we don't soon curb greenhouse gas emissions. 

Denying Dan's Debut

View Animation

Here's a treat, a www.desmogblog.com exclusive look at what really animates the climate change skeptics. Thanks for this first cut to the creative folks at Raincity Studios and to laughmeister Ken Hegan.

An Outbreak of Censorship: When talk of Warming Becomes Absolutely Chilling

While big coal and big oil have spent millions on disinformation about climate change, the Bush Administration has upped the ante by turning industry-generated denial into a government policy of censorship.

The targets are some of the most respected climate scientists in the U.S.      

Jim Hansen, a NASA researcher who first told the U.S. in 1988 that “global warming is at hand,” complained recently he is being muzzled by officials in his own agency. His sin: suggesting that we need to act quickly to reduce carbon emissions.  As a result, NASA brass ordered the agency's public information staff to review any future statements, including interviews with journalists, by its scientists.

Congressman Resurrects Notorious Mann-hunt

Last year, the famous “hockey-stick” graph by researchers Michael Mann, Raymond Bradley and Malcolm Hughes, came under fire when it was deemed inaccurate by two Canadians – Stephen McIntyre, a minerals and oil consultant, and Ross McKitrick, and economist – neither of whom have any background in climate science.

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