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Mon, 2007-11-26 20:12Kevin Grandia
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Bush Recognizes True Leadership on Global Warming

Today Al Gore was welcomed in the Oval Office and recognized by George W Bush for his hard work and dedication on the issue of global warming.

Of course, the only way this could happen was for former vice-president Gore to win a Nobel Prize and George W Bush being forced by tradition.

I wonder if the irony of the whole situation dawned on Bush at any point in the meeting?

Mon, 2007-11-26 12:03Kevin Grandia
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Ignoring Expert Advice is the Only JunkScience

Found this little gem of information over at the John Locke Foundation's blog advocating that we just ignore the findings of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change all together.

Excerpted from the astro-turf king himself, Steve “the junkman” Milloy's site, it appears that the climate denial crowd is fitting their bill entirely now, with what can only be labeled as total and outright denial.

Mon, 2007-11-19 17:47Emily Murgatroyd
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Gore and Bush to Meet Again

Get elected president and go down as the worst in history. Don't get elected president and win the nobel peace prize and the hearts of millions around the world. Karmic, poetic but also bittersweet.

The Huffington Post reports that Bush will welcome Gore to the White House on Nov. 26th during an event to honour Nobel Peace Prize winners. While he's got him there, Bush might want to ask Gore on some tips on how to win friends and influence people - seems like being a greedy, ignorant, warmonger backfired.

Tue, 2007-11-13 10:09Bill Miller
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Gore takes post with investment firm; vows to donate salary to climate protection

The former VP and Nobel laureate will investigate the growth potential of start-up companies focused on alternative energy sources, and then make recommendations to the California firm he represents as to whether they should receive venture-capital financing.

Sun, 2007-11-11 12:51Bill Miller
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Former Gore advisor warns that global warming could sound death knell for globalization

“The Age of Consequences” report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in the US, predicts that scarcity of resources may “dictate the terms of international relations” for years to come as rich countries could “go through a 30-year process of kicking away from the lifeboat.”

Another report says energy needs in 2030 could rise more than 50% above current levels, mainly due to rapid economic growth in China and India. So who’s going to be kicking who?

Tue, 2007-11-06 11:31Kevin Grandia
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Top 5 Climate "Skeptic" Red Herrings

red herring
n.
  1. A smoked herring having a reddish color.
  2. Something that draws attention away from the central issue.

Whether it's in on a right-wing blog, an online forum or at a family dinner, we've all heard many lame arguments against the realities of human-induced climate change.

Here's the top 5 red herrings.
Mon, 2007-11-05 17:25Richard Littlemore
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On One Hand, Al Gore and the IPCC, on the Other ....?

We've said it, Boykoff and Boykoff have said it, and now the Nobel Prize winning Al Gore has stated the obvious: that North American media members have been played for fools, reporting climate change as an “on the one hand, on the other hand” issue.

It's hard to track whether this faulty substitute for real impartiality is a reflection of mass media stupidity or if it's a tribute to the cleverness of the people for whom it is economically advantageous to deny climate change. Personally, I think there is something deeply flawed in the media psyche - this addiction to balance that is at once insistent and careless.

Wed, 2007-10-31 09:51Emily Murgatroyd
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Al Gore Chained to a Tree?

In August Al Gore asked, 'why there aren't rings of young people blocking bulldozers and preventing them constructing new coal-fired power plants,' and a group called the Rainforest Action Network took it to heart.

They recently invited the former Vice-President to join their November 16th protest against coal, and VP Gore is reported to be considering joining the action. His participation and possible arrest would bring international attention to the issue of coal combustion.

Tue, 2007-10-30 11:10Ross Gelbspan
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Mine Magnate Blinds School Children to the "Truth"

The school governor who challenged the screening of Al Gore's climate change documentary in secondary schools was funded by a Scottish quarrying magnate who established a controversial lobbying group to attack environmentalists' claims about global warming.
Wed, 2007-10-17 13:50Chris Mooney
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The Paradox of Al Gore

The Paradox of Al Gore When Al Gore won the Nobel Peace prize last Friday–along with the very deserving U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change–the fulminations predictably followed. Previous victims of what Paul Krugman calls “Gore Derangement Syndrome” had new flare-ups of the disease, often in the most embarrassing of places. There was a rash of bad science reporting, suggesting that Gore's An Inconvenient Truth (the film version) is somehow much more inaccurate than it actually is.

And then came the powerful defenses of Gore, the skewerings of the Gore deranged, and just general voicing of reason. Alas, the Gore defenders, while being broadly accurate about Gore's “broadly accurate” film, also seem to have missed some key matters that bear addressing.

So let's add some needed perspective here.

A DeSmogBlog exclusive weekly column by best-selling author and science writer, Chris Mooney.

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