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Fri, 2006-02-03 06:32Jim Hoggan
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The Overwrought Hyperbole Institute

The gassy Competitve Enterprise Institute has reacted in horror to President George W. Bush's State of the Union admission that the United States is “addicted to oil.”

The CEI's Director of Energy Policy, Myron Ebell (the Oil-aholics Anonymous equivalent to an old drinking buddy), said in a post on the CEI site,

“President Bush might as well have said, ‘we're addicted to prosperity, comfort, and mobility, and I've got the policies to do something about it.’”

Mon, 2006-01-30 14:43Jim Hoggan
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U.S. Censorship Bid is Textbook PR Manipulation

The U.S. Government's campaign to prevent its own scientists from speaking about climate change has all the earmarks of a professional Public Relations effort to control the flow of information.

Sun, 2006-01-29 16:41Jim Hoggan
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Bravo to the Top 25 Green Energy Consumers

Check this great list of the top 25 U.S. consumers of green energy. It is, first of all, a tribute to some good corporate citizens like Johnson & Johnson, as well as companies that have made being green part of their business strategy (Whole Foods, Starbucks).

It's also revealing the consumer No.1 is the U.S. Air Force, which is undoubtedly more interested in the reliability of power in a crisis than in joining Whole Foods' campaign to green up the environment. It makes the point - better than we could - that alternative energy is good policy for lots of reasons, even beyond the benefit of saving the planet.

Fri, 2006-01-20 14:24Jim Hoggan
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Crikey: A Balancing View on Lovelock's Apocalypse

For all of you who are still depressed from the earlier Lovelock post, warning that we have already inflicted fatal damage to the earth's climate, check out this post for a slightly more optimistic view of humankind's ability to respond to climate change.
Fri, 2006-01-20 14:10Jim Hoggan
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Former EPA Chiefs Bash Bush

Six former chiefs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who gathered this week to celebrate the agency's 35th birthday, took some time off to bash the current administration for its myopic position on climate change.

“We need leadership, and I don't think we're getting it,” said Russell Train, EPA chief under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, talking about global warming. “To sit back and just push it away and say we'll deal with it sometime down the road is dishonest to the people and self-destructive.”

According to reports only  the current chief administrator stood up to defend President George W. Bush's record.
Tue, 2006-01-17 10:49Jim Hoggan
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Greenhouse Gas Emission Policy Revealed as a Sham

The Globe and Mail offers this report:

The automobile industry may be able to meet a highly touted, voluntary Kyoto agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions without doing anything extra to improve the fuel efficiency of millions of cars on Canadian roads, a study by a U.S. researcher warns.”

Mon, 2006-01-16 09:38Jim Hoggan
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Temperature Rising in the Political Cortex

Fabulous, all-encompassing new climate change post on the blog, Political Cortex. Make sur
Sun, 2006-01-15 15:56Jim Hoggan
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The Australian: Any Sacrifice Worth Sitting at the Big Table

In a fact-bashing roundup, one of Australia's biggest newspapers has embarrassed itself in delighted support of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate conference held there last week.

The Australian announced in this Editorial that climate change isn't proven; and that, if it is proven, it's too expensive to address by seeking an agreeable global mandate.
Thu, 2006-01-05 09:05Jim Hoggan
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Bobby "Not-in-My-Back-Yard" Kennedy; or Clay Feet on Cape Cod

Woefully, it appears that Bobby Kennedy Jr., so fulsomely quoted a few posts on, has clay feet when it comes to his environmental convictions. That is, he's all for saving the world, as long as it doesn't interfere with his favourite sailing grounds.

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