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Wed, 2007-05-02 13:41Kevin Grandia
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Does Glenn Beck really believe what he says?

CNN shock jock, Glenn Beck will take to the airwaves tonight with what our friends at Media Matters are calling an “Hour Long Global Warming Smear-Fest.”

Beck has long been critical of Al Gore and frequently tows the global warming denial line. But does Beck really mean what he says?

Or is he just the latest in a string of shock-hosts willing to shirk minor details like the overwhelming scientific evidence for human-caused global warming?

After all it was Beck who stated: “Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however.”

Mon, 2007-04-30 14:01Richard Littlemore
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Vancouver Sun Promotes Climate Swindle

The Vancouver Sun added its voice today to the campaign to remove science - or even common sense - from the climate change debate.

In response to an initiative to show the award-winning Inconvenient Truth in British Columbia high schools, the Sun has joined the effort to “balance” that movie by also showing The Great Global Warming Swindle, a shoddy counterpoint featuring a host of discredited scientists and industry apologists questioning the role of CO2 in climate change.
Wed, 2007-04-11 09:58Kevin Grandia
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Newspaper prescribes "the Swindle" for schoolchildren

The Vancouver Province newspaper is responding to a suggestion that British Columbia school children should enjoy the Inconvenient Truth by urging educators to also expose B.C.’s young people to a good climate Swindle .

The editorial in the Vancouver Province newspaper today starts out innocently enough with an account of a local businessman, Will Cole-Hamilton, who would like to put a copy of Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth in every high school in the province of British Columbia.

“And why not?” the editorial states, “the issue of global warming looks set to dominate public discourse for some time to come.”

The editorial then takes a turn into the land of global warming fantasy, suggesting that in the name of “presenting an unbiased” view, B.C. students should also watch Channel 4 documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle.

Fri, 2007-03-23 13:37Kevin Grandia
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Take the swiftboating as a compliment

You know you're making a difference when your detractors begin to conspire against you.

Here's MSNBC's Keith Olbermann on Al Gore and the misinformation smear campaign by the right-wing think tanks. Wait and see the smear go to a whole new level when Gore wins a Nobel Prize.

Mon, 2007-02-26 08:23Emily Murgatroyd
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Academy Awards Oscar to 'An Inconvenient Truth'

Last night's Academy Awards weren't as boring as I thought they would be. Admittedly I usually skip them but I was holding out for the 'Best Documentary' category to see if Davis Guggenheim et al would get the recognition they so richly deserved.

And I was not disappointed. Neither, I suspect, were millions of other human beings who got their first dose of the dangers of global warming through watching this highly acclaimed documentary. It may just be a gold statue, but it certainly represents an encouraging turn in public understanding around climate change.

Wed, 2007-01-24 17:19Emily Murgatroyd
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Oscar Nods Twice for An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's documentary on the environment received two nominations for an Academy award, one for best documentary and the other for best original score. Netting over $24 million, the film has become the third highest grossing documentary of all time.
Tue, 2006-11-28 10:32Kevin Grandia
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No thanks Al, we'll stick with the tiger

When Laurie David approached the National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) to offer 50,000 free DVD copies of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth she was surpised by the answer: “Thanks but no thanks.” In a recent Washington Post editorial titled “Science a la Joe Camel,” David, who is one of the producers on Gore's movie, explains that the rebuke was due to concern over that other “unnecessary risk upon the [NSTA] capital campaign, especially certain targeted supporters.” Any guesses about who those “targetted supporters” might be? I know, it's getting old, but I'm sure you guessed it: ExxonMobil.
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?”

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