Sat, 2006-08-26 08:57Richard Littlemore
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GM, Canadian Government Bet Jobs Against Environment

… and then they arrange to lose on both counts.

Per this column from the Globe and Mail’s Jeff Simpson, Canadian auto workers were celebrating this week with the announcement that GM will spend three quarters of a billion dollars refurbishing an Oshawa, Ontario auto plant to build the come-back Camaro. It’s cool. The Camaro’s cool (or it was a quarter century ago), the jobs are cool (3,900 times over) and the local investment is cool.

Fri, 2006-08-25 14:04Richard Littlemore
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Oily Chorus Includes Everything But Science

A recent piece by the Business and Media Institute (BMI) raises the question: have these oil-money backed “think” tanks finally run out of accommodating “scientists”?

The BMI is an arm of the Media Research Centre, founded in 1987 by right-wing activist Brent Bozell. BMI and MRC tout themselves as watchdogs of the “liberal-bias” media, in which pursuit they receive generous support from oily backers such as the Scaife family of foundations ($1.6 million).

In this most recent article, Ken Shepard discusses an interview in which CBS failed to challenge “alarmist” author Mike Tidwell on his contention that climate change has increased the intensity of hurricance activity.

Fri, 2006-08-25 11:30Kevin Grandia
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NASA big wig a climate change skeptic?

Chris Mooney, well-known author of The Republican War on Science, has a post today that may in part explain NASA's recent culling of climate change  research programs.
Fri, 2006-08-25 10:38Ross Gelbspan
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For US Insurers, Climate Change Represents A Whole New World

With $58 billion in claims to pay for last year alone, U.S. insurers are jacking rates, canceling policies, and learning to cope with climate change.
Fri, 2006-08-25 09:27Kevin Grandia
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Colbert explains climate change as only Colbert can

As part of our commitment to keeping Fridays a little lighter here at the DeSmogBlog, check out this bit by Stephen Colbert and his hilarious show the Colbert Report . Now please keep in mind where Colbert is coming from in his show, for those not in the loop, Colbert uses satire to highlight how ridiculous US media (read: Fox News) has become. Enjoy, and please don't take this seriously, it's Friday!



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