Wed, 2006-08-09 10:33Ross Gelbspan
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If We Can't Trust Pat Michaels, Who Can We Trust?

An article in the Charlottesville (Virginia) Daily Progress indicates that Pat Michaels, whose claim to fame is that he is the Virginia State Climatologist, might just be much less than he would have us believe. 

According to the article:


“It may be an inconvenient truth for some that Patrick J. Michaels, Virginia’s state climatologist, is not subject to gubernatorial appointment - or political removal from office.” and,
“Michaels, whose utility industry funding and controversial views on global warming often spark controversy, holds an honorary position and does not speak for the state or the governor, according to Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s office.”
Wed, 2006-08-09 07:55Richard Littlemore
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Chasing Amy: Ridenour Continues Fall From Grace

Among people in the climate change denial business, Amy Ridenour,Amy Ridenour president and founder of the National Centre for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), has always been one of my favourites. She seemed like a sincere and well-meaning idealogue, rather than someone who was on the take, and I was seduced by her folksy approach. I even liked the way she workd her three six-year-olds into every third post, suggesting that, for her, “family values” is more about family than about politics.

Tue, 2006-08-08 17:56Kevin Grandia
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Kimmel spoof makes CEI's laughable ads hilarious

This clip was posted on youtube.com a while ago. It is piece done by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel in response to the notorious “C02, we call it life ads” produced by the oil money laden Competitive Enterprise Institute. These ads were so laughable to begin with, I didn't think anyone could make them funnier, but Jimmy sure does. While it is enjoyable to poke fun at such blatant PR spin, there is the very serious fact that these ads were played heavily in 10 states across the US and probably did exactly what they intended to do; that is confuse the public even more on the issue of climate change.

Tue, 2006-08-08 17:38Jim Hoggan
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Philidelphia Inquirer: get on with it America!

Yesterday's editorial in the Philidelphia Inquirer couldn't have made the point any clearer:

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The world cannot tackle global warming without the United States' proactive involvement. Sulking on the sidelines of this effort makes no sense.
Tue, 2006-08-08 15:46Richard Littlemore
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Emergency Memo for Tucker Carlson

Tucker CarlsonSpeaking in the royal “we,” MSNBC's Tucker Carlson proclaimed his ignorance of the cause of global warming in a clip that you can find here. If Tucker would take his fingers out of his ears and stop yelling, “Na-na-na-na-na-na,” pretty much anybody could explain it to him. We recommend the extraordinarily reputable sources here, or he could read the Media Matters for America wrap-up here.

For the rest of us, there is an entirely biased selection of Tucker Carlson quotes on SourceWatch. At least we presume it's a biased selection. He couldn't actually talk like this all the time, could he?

Regardless, if Tucker really has been wearing bowties since he was 14 (as he says in a SourceWatch quote), perhaps it's time that he loosened them off a little. He's clearly gained some weight and now they seem to be cutting off oxygen to his brain.

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