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Tue, 2006-03-21 16:25Richard Littlemore
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Masking Ignorance as Opinion

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.

Tue, 2006-03-21 13:56Ross Gelbspan
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Nobel Science Educator Finds U.S. Won't Put Its Money Where Its Youth Is -- But Canada Will

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.

Mon, 2006-03-20 17:42Richard Littlemore
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Wired on Climate Change

Wired has the first of three interviews with climate change authors, this one with Tim Flannery, director of the South Australian Museum and biologist at the University of Adelaide and author of The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth (Grove Atlantic).

Mon, 2006-03-20 16:37Jim Hoggan
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Inconvenient Truth: An Update

“When will we see a story about increasing levels of manmade greenhouse gases being a sign of progress? A story that points out that our use of affordable sources of energy continue to spur increases in global productivity, health, longevity, and quality of life in general? A story about the fact that the wealth that is generated by access to fossil fuels is just what will be required to develop and refine alternative energy technologies in the future?”

Wed, 2006-03-15 08:58Jim Hoggan
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Accuracy in Media: A New Spin on the Spinners Spin

Accuracy in Media (AIM) is a New Right website that claims dedication to promoting “fairness, balance and accuracy in news reporting.” But this post gives a wonderful example of how twisted this “impartial” media monitoring has become. AIM assails MSNBC-TV host Keith Olbermann for suggesting that there might be a top-down, pro-Bush bias in his organization. Not possible, AIM claims, because NBC is owned by GE, which famously acknowledges that climate change is a real and pressing problem - in obvious contradiction to the Bush administration's position.

Thu, 2006-03-09 11:43Jim Hoggan
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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:

Thu, 2006-03-09 10:59Richard Littlemore
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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.

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