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What do you do if you are an oil-industry sweetheart of a 'news group' and you need to challenge climate science?
Be smug and use sarcasm of course. Newsbusters.org wrote a criticism within a criticism, taking to task the New York Times' 2 reviews of a new film on global warming's effects on polar bears, called 'Arctic Tale'.
Apparently 2 glowing reviews of the movie in less than a week was enough to get columnist Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters a little hot under the collar.
A column in a Seattle newspaper says growing consensus on human causes of climate change has forced deniers to switch tactics, abandoning shrill demands for scientific evidence – which is ample – for “drive-by shootings” such as exaggerated estimates of energy consumption in Al Gore’s house in Tennessee, or Prince Charles flying across the Atlantic to receive an environmental award.
The DeSmog Team hit the road today and asked people to sign the Live Earth pledge.
Watch it! And then go to the Live Earth site and sign it yourself.
Gore states: “The same findings apply to the United States and many countries around the world.
There's money in pollution, Jim, and some of the carbon polluters that are not among the responsible companies, the ones that don't want any change to threaten their profits have actually been spending a good bit of money to sow this confusion…”
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An American scientist says popular photographs of the African peak’s disappearing ice cover may not be evidence of global warming, but the melting of just about every other glacier on the planet certainly is.
The former Vice President’s new book, The Assault on Reason, hit bookshelves today with a resounding message that political corruption, cronyism, secrecy and blind faith have joined forces to quell logical debate and thereby imperil the very core of American democracy.
Update #2: the Surrey School Board issued a correction late yesterday stating that: “On Monday, the Curriculum Review Committee recommended the “An Inconvenient Truth” video as an instructional resource, as per the Surrey School District's regular curriculum approval process. When the DVDs are received by the district, they will be distributed to all secondary schools.”
Al Gore has done an amazing job raising the awareness of global warming to a level that it rightly deserves. The global warming deniers who frequent DSBlog can say all they want about Gore, but most of what they say only makes them look more idealogical and desperate than they already are.
What Gore has done, is communicate in a very compelling way, to a very large number of people, the overwhelming scientific evidence telling us that global warming is happening, human activities are to blame and we should all be very concerned about the outcomes.
Now it looks like another heavyweight in the art of communication will be joining Gore's efforts in a serious way. Check out Leonardo DiCaprio's trailer for his new film, The 11th Hour, debuting this month at the Cannes Film Festival.
With the Heartland Institute being such passionate defenders of smokers' rights I thought for sure they would be interested in a debate on the subject.
After what we thought was some constructive dialogue towards making this event happen, the Heartland seems to now be playing a bit of duck and cover.