Thu, 2006-08-24 15:25Jim Hoggan
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A Response from "the Imam of anti-corporatist fundamentalism"

I am still stammering at the offensive, incompetent and hysterical goofiness of Terence Corcoran's diatribe yesterday in the  Financial Post.

I have a longish list of complaints and objections, but let me present just two here today.

First, the suggestion that I have an anti-corporate bias is silly. (And the implicit anti-Islamic characterization is, at the very least, racially offensive.) For the past 25 years, I have been running a nicely successful public relations business, which itself is incorporated. I have been doing all those things that corporations do: paying rent, paying taxes, paying employees, participating in the economy in a direct way (rather than as a voyeur) - and giving the best advice I can think of to other corporations.

Thu, 2006-08-24 13:47Ross Gelbspan
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What has a Green Face, A Black Underbelly and is Beyond Pigeonholing?

While BP has received kudos for it's new “carbon neutral” driving campaign, the Globe and Mail's Barrie McKenna takes the company to task for neglecting its corroding pipelines, ignoring safety problems and its Texas plant and turning a blind eye to its deteriorating infrastructure.
Thu, 2006-08-24 13:25Ross Gelbspan
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A Small Step out of Climate Pirgatory

US Pirg has released a study which shows that by taking six small and relatively painless steps, we can reduce emissions to 19% below 1990 levels by 2020.
Thu, 2006-08-24 10:04Kevin Grandia
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Ross Gelbspan on Australia's Lateline

Here is a video clip of DeSmogBlog's very own Ross Gelbspan speaking recently with Tony Jones of ABC Australia's Lateline news show (kind of the 60 Minutes of Australia).

Here is the realplayer version.
Here is the windows media player version.
Wed, 2006-08-23 16:35Richard Littlemore
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Scientist Slams National Post's Accuracy

In a hysterical piece in the National Post today (see next post), business page Editor Terrance Corcoran rails at the Globe and Mail  for “distortions, errors, untruths and omissions.”

His outburst attracted this riposte from University of Victoria Professor Andrew Weaver:

Dear Mr. Corcoran,

I read the article today that you wrote in the National Post. I thought I would correct a number of factual errors in your piece.

1) I am neither a government of Canada employee nor have I ever been (except back in 1983 when I had a student summer job with DND). I am not a civil servant and do not work for a division of Environment Canada. (a quick google search would have revealed that I am a Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria).

2) I do not lobby for more climate funding. If you ask anyone who has actually interviewed me, they will say that what I say is “We don't need more research money to deal with the issue as to what needs to be done.

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