Thu, 2007-01-25 09:32Richard Littlemore
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Taking the Microphone Away From Deniers

TVO Producer Daniel Kitts makes the case in the Globe and Mail online edition for not giving climate change “skeptics” equal time.

But he misses a couple of arguments, at least.

First, if you surveyed all those legitimate scientists who accept or contest the theory of anthropogenic global warming and then quoted them proportionately, the deniers would get to comment, but only very, very rarely.

Choosing one person on one side and one on the other - as journalists so often do - makes it appear that the scientific community is evenly divided, that there is a hot debate. As Naomi Oreskes demonstrated in Science , no such debate exists in serious scientific literature.

Wed, 2007-01-24 17:19Emily Murgatroyd
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Oscar Nods Twice for An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's documentary on the environment received two nominations for an Academy award, one for best documentary and the other for best original score. Netting over $24 million, the film has become the third highest grossing documentary of all time.
Wed, 2007-01-24 10:02Kevin Grandia
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Bush's tough talk forgets fine print

President Bush's was talking tough on cutting the US gasoline consumption last night, but The Washington Post, is reporting the real story  today.
Wed, 2007-01-24 08:37Richard Littlemore
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Disappointing State of the Union

It was a night of disappointments as President G.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address to the joint Houses of Congress Tuesday.

First, the rumoured White House policy shift on global warming never materialized. It's true that President Bush mentioned climate change for the first time in a State of the Union address, but it was a less-than stirring reference:

“America is on the verge of technological breakthroughs… these technologies will help us become better stewards of the environment – and they will help us to confront the serious challenge of global climate change.”

Wed, 2007-01-24 07:57Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball Rewrites the "Truth" Once More

In this article in the Texas-based Energy Tribune, Dr. Tim Ball, lead spokesperson for the energy industry front group the Natural Resources Stewardship Project, says, “Current weather and climate changes are not outside long-term normal patterns.”

That's just not true.


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