Tue, 2006-10-24 16:47Richard Littlemore
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Echo Chamber: It Doesn't Have to be True to Start Sounding Familiar

Here comes Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe again, this time on the blogsite Human Events.

(It is, of course, untoward to accuse a particular site of being “right-wing,” but HR telegraphs its politics with a very funny ad for a dating service that will spare you the irritation of ever sharing your spaghetti with another liberal.)

Inhofe's “new” HR article is the same old material that he trotted out in a speech on the Senate floor in September - full of breathless claims that the current scientific concern about climate change is no different than any number of other newspaper scares in the last century.
Tue, 2006-10-24 14:02Kevin Grandia
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Jim takes the DeSmog message to Concordia

As part of a nine-stop University speaking tour, the founder of DeSmogBlog, Jim Hoggan, is visiting Montreal's Concordia University department of journalism today. Jim will be speaking on what else but the PR spin tactics being used to muddle the truth on the realities of global warming.

Highlights will no doubt include, some of the more notorious climate change skeptics, namely Tim Ball, Fred Singer and former RJ Reynolds medical “research” advisor Fred Seitz.
Mon, 2006-10-23 17:26Sarah Pullman
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Brilliant Bioneers

I had the privilege this past weekend of attending the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California. If you care about our planet and the people and creatures that live upon it, and you've never heard of Bioneers, then do yourself a favour and check out this incredible event and network.

It's a three-day event that has been happening annually for 17 years now. Every morning there are plenary speakers, and the afternoons are devoted to break-out sessions and panels. One of the coolest parts of Bioneers is that after it grew too big for the Marin Center where it's held, they began holding satellite conferences all over America. This year, there were 18 satellite events, which all feature live simulcast video of the plenary speakers, and then local workshops in the afternoons.
Mon, 2006-10-23 12:54Ross Gelbspan
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New Film Documents ExxonMobil Role in Climate Disinformation Campaign

A new film, “Out of Balance,” documents ExxonMobil's long campaign of climate disinformation. The film, created by film-maker Tom Jackson, features, among others, Michael Oppenheimer, Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Kolbert, Rick Piltz and Ross Gelbspan.

Mon, 2006-10-23 12:39Ross Gelbspan
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A Skeptical NAM: All Czech and No Balance

The notorious National Association of Manufacturers has castigated the press for publishing a story about the inevitability of increasingly disruptive weather, while failing to mention the skepticism  of the president of the Czech Republic – who called belief in climate change a “fatal mistake.”


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