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Fri, 2007-07-20 11:30Bill Miller
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Ontario acknowledges polar-bear extinction, other widespread threats due to global warming

A new government website says if climate change continues the temperature will rise up to 10 degrees in northern Ontario, driving polar bears to extinction and unleashing new insect-borne disease across the province.

Fri, 2007-07-20 10:12Bill Miller
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New study ties beef production to global warming

Japanese scientists have concluded beef production typically contributes more to climate change than cars do. The main source of greenhouse gas emissions is the methane released from an animal's digestive system.

Thu, 2007-07-19 14:03Emily Murgatroyd
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DeSmog TV interviews George W Bush on global warming

It seems we have enough fans in the White House to land an exclusive DeSmog TV interview with the US Commander-in-Chief George W. himself!

Check it out. And while you're at, take a look at past DeSmog TV episodes on our YouTube Channel.

Thu, 2007-07-19 12:03Bill Miller
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Businesses, worried about climate change, believe they must provide solutions

A survey of hundreds of businesses in Australia found 86 per cent of executives “overwhelmingly concerned” about global warming, and 77 per cent said companies are most responsible for curbing the threat.

Wed, 2007-07-18 15:13Kevin Grandia
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Is Fox News finally turning the Climate Change Corner?

Fox News has always been the sweetheart media source for the global warming denial industry, but this web-article published today on the Fox News site might just be a first step towards pulling their collective head out of the sand.

Yes, the story does quote the typical global warming skeptics like William Gray and Richard Lindzen, but the overall tone of the article is atypical for Fox.

Check it out. What do you think? Keeping in mind where they started, is Fox News slowly meandering down the right path?

Maybe it was this hugely popular video that finally shook their heads a bit.

Wed, 2007-07-18 11:23Bill Miller
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Human misery soars in step with rising carbon emissions, economic study says

The New Economics Foundation has found that reducing social inequality and energy consumption is crucial to improved well being, not increased consumption.

While Europe’s carbon emissions have risen markedly over the last 40 years, the report says, the extra burning has not made people happier.

Wed, 2007-07-18 10:38Richard Littlemore
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Denier Cult Strengthens as it Shrivels

Here's a great HuffPost article by David Horton, venturing an explanation as to why the denial voices grow louder even as they become more irrelevant.

Check out Horton's Watermelon Blog, it's a good read.

Tue, 2007-07-17 14:39Kevin Grandia
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Shell's Greenwashing Advertisements 'misleading'

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to withdrawal 'misleading' advertising in Holland after the environmental group Friends of the Earth claimed the ads were a case of “greenwashing.”

The ads showing flowers emitting from smoke stacks made the claim that Shell's greenhouse gas emissions were being recycled and used to grow flowers in actual greenhouses. The Dutch Advertising Code Authority stated, “Shell suggests that all of these gases are recycled and that is not the case, so our committee found a misleading environmental claim.”

Tue, 2007-07-17 10:39Kevin Grandia
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So What's the "Smog"-o-sphere?

One of our readers just emailed asking who we would consider to be part of the “Smog”-o-sphere, the antithesis of the “DeSmog”-o-sphere.

Here's a few of the blog sites we keep our eye on:

Heritage Foundation Blog

CEI's Open Market Blog

Heartland Institute Blog

National Association of Manufacturer's Blog

NewsBusters

Amy Ridenour's National Policy Blog

Michelle Malkin's Blog

So there you go. The Smog-o-Sphere. Who did we miss?
Tue, 2007-07-17 09:35Kevin Grandia
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Around the DeSmog-o-Sphere

Here's some great posts we've come across from our friends and fellow DeSmoggers (p.s. if you want to be added to our blogroll, drop me a line at: desmogblog[at]gmail.com):

At Ecotality Blog, Adam Seigel writes:

Amid the discussions of Global Warming today and in the years to come, vigilance to language, to framing, to nuance is and will remain an imperative as we seek a path forward to a sustainable and prosperous energy future (Energize America).

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