Tue, 2006-09-12 10:43Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball Completes Transition to Politician

Finally, Tim Ball has found a room in which he is unquestionably qualified to speak: On Friday, Sept. 22, Canada's foremost climate change denier will be the main course at a Conservative Party of Canada “breakfast event” in Victoria, B.C.
The invitation heralds “Dr Timothy Ball Ph.D.” the second reference to his strained academic credential apparently being there in case you missed the implication of the first.
Whether Dr. Ball was ever justified in passing himself off as a senior climate scientist (as opposed to a junior geographical historian) is a topic of justifiable debate, but there is no question that since his retirement 10 years ago, he has committed no act of science worth recording in a reputable scientific journal. It's also true that he has spent much of the last year as a pretty-much full-time campaigner against  the recognition of climate change as a matter of urgent public interest.
Mon, 2006-09-11 20:35Sarah Pullman
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Junkman Milloy spins himself into corporate caveman

In a recent diatribe on Fox News, the tall hog at the spin-doctoring trough took aim at Ford Motor Co.'s Bill Ford, BP's Lord John Browne and General Electric's Jeff Immelt for recognizing the risks of climate change and advocating corporate policies to combat it. Utilizing logic only the “junkman” could spin, well-heeled corporate lackey Steven Milloy tells us environmentally aware chief executives and business don't mix, then gives examples that illustrate why business needs more green CEOs.
Mon, 2006-09-11 13:39Kevin Grandia
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The Economist: we need action and the US should lead the charge

The Economist Magazine, renowned for it's staunch conservatism, put out a Special Edition last week devoted to climate change and the need for action .
It's a great read, here are links to a couple of the stories:

The Heat is On

The uncertainty surrounding climate change argues for action, not inaction. America should lead the way

FOR most of the Earth's history, the planet has been either very cold, by our standards, or very hot. Fifty million years ago there was no ice on the poles and crocodiles lived in Wyoming. Eighteen thousand years ago there was ice two miles thick in Scotland and, because of the size of the ice sheets, the sea level was 130m lower. Ice-core studies show…

Mon, 2006-09-11 06:57Ross Gelbspan
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Is Rupert Murdoch Going Green -- Or is it a Passing Case of Sunstroke?

“Our Guide to Climate Change: How We Can Make a World of Difference – And Saving a Few Quid!” is the headline on Rupert Murdoch's U.K. paper, The Sun.

Sun, 2006-09-10 07:42Richard Littlemore
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NCPA: Standing Up for Third World Pollution

Here's a bit of strategic confusion from the National Center for Policy Analysis, another in the seemingly endless stable of think tanks that trace their funding to oil-based foundations like Koch and Scaife, or directly to ExxonMobile.
NCPA writer Pete Geddes begins by saying, “Assuming the worst with respect to climate change, greater consumption of fossil fuels is reasonably likely to result in serious environmental harm.” Fair enough.

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