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Sat, 2008-12-06 12:08Ross Gelbspan
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It's Time For A New Military War on Error

A new US military report has come under scrutiny for asserting that the scientific data on what is causing global warming is “contradictory” - a position one leading specialist said indicates the government still hasn’t fully embraced the urgency of climate change.

Sun, 2008-11-30 06:59Ross Gelbspan
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Nature's Offer: Choose Between Two Meltdowns

The cost of efforts to avoid dangerous global warming may be 170 percent higher than 2007 estimates, a report for the UN’s climate agency said. The report comes four days before the UN leads a fresh round of talks in Poland to agree a successor to the Kyoto Protocol in ongoing negotiations marred by squabbles over who should bear the cost of fighting climate change.

Tue, 2008-11-25 12:22Ross Gelbspan
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The Vampires Regroup!

Climate change skeptics on Capitol Hill are quietly watching a growing accumulation of global cooling science and other findings that could signal that the science behind global warming may still be too shaky to warrant cap-and-trade legislation.

Fri, 2008-08-22 12:51Ross Gelbspan
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It's Not Easy Being Green(land)

In northern Greenland, a part of the Arctic that had seemed immune from global warming, new satellite images show a growing giant crack and an 11-square-mile chunk of ice hemorrhaging off a major glacier, scientists said Thursday.

And that's led the university professor who spotted the wounds in the massive Petermann glacier to predict disintegration of a major portion of the Northern Hemisphere's largest floating glacier within the year.
Sat, 2008-08-02 08:14Ross Gelbspan
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Prehistoric Deep Freeze Occurred in One Year!

It's one of the most dramatic examples of climate change in Earth's history, and scientists now say it happened almost entirely in one year's time

A drastic cooling of the climate in western Europe happened exactly 12,679 years ago, scientists said, giving a hint of how abruptly the climate can change. The study, of pollens, minerals and other matter deposited in annual layers at the bottom of Lake Meerfelder Maar in Germany, pinpointed an abrupt change in sediments consistent with a sudden chill over just one year.

Fri, 2008-06-20 12:52Ross Gelbspan
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Are We Making Nature More Extremist Than Al Queda?

As greenhouse-gas emissions rise, North America is likely to experience more droughts and excessive heat in some regions even as intense downpours and hurricanes pound others more often, according to a report issued yesterday by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.


Mon, 2008-02-25 10:12Ross Gelbspan
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GM Exec: Global Warming is a 'Crock'

General Motors Corp Vice Chairman Bob Lutz has defended remarks he made dismissing global warming as a “total crock of shit,” saying his views had no bearing on GM's commitment to build environmentally friendly vehicles.

On GM's Fast Lane Blog , Lutz writes:

Never mind what I said, or the context in which I said it. My thoughts on what has or hasn’t been the cause of climate change have nothing to do with the decisions I make to advance the cause of General Motors.”

Wed, 2007-03-07 11:57Kevin Grandia
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Thanks DeSmog fans!

As many of you know, last night we co-hosted an event with the UBC School of Journalism on the topic of global warming and the state of the media. With over 200 people in attendence and some great panelists, including out of town guests, Chris Mooney and Ross Gelbspan, the event was a huge success.

Thanks to all of you who attended and contrinuted to the great dialogue. And a special thanks goes to Chris Mooney and Ross Gelbspan for taking the time to come out and share their ideas.

On another somewhat related note, I took Chris on a tour of Vancouver's Stanely Park to check out the damage caused recently by some seriously strong winds and here's what he had to say about that.
Mon, 2007-03-05 12:45Kevin Grandia
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DeSmog and University of BC Panel Discussion on Global Warming in the media

Hey all you Vancouver DeSmog fans, come join us for  a great panel discussion on global warming and the media.

Special out-of-town guests include Ross Gelbspan, DeSmog writer and author of The Boiling Point and Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science and the soon to be released Storm World.

Other panelists include DeSmog co-founder Jim Hoggan, Hadi Dowlatabadi, UBC Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and Kirk LaPointe, Managing editor of the Vancouver Sun .

Here's the details of this FREE public event:

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2007
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: UBC Robson Square Theatre, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

If anyone needs any further information, call me at 778-773-0281

Thu, 2007-03-01 11:52Bill Miller
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Award-winning DeSmog author swipes at climate-change spin, gullible media

Ross Gelbspan, DeSmog writer who led an editorial team that won a Pulitzer Prize, says journalists have given far too much ink to industry-paid spin doctors out to clobber the scientific consensus around climate change and global warming. Gelbspan will take part in a panel discussion March 6 in Vancouver on media treatment of the issue, when he will point out how reporters have caved-in to the success of ExxonMobil and others in exploiting the traditional journalistic practice of giving balanced coverage.

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