Tue, 2006-11-07 13:41Ross Gelbspan
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Wall Street Journal's Op-ed Editors Get Bjorn-Again!

The Danish government may have found Bjorn Lomborg guilty of “scientific dishonesty”, and “unscientific” reports but that doesn't faze the editors of the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ recently gave Lomborg a huge amount of space for a mind-numbing and highly misleading critique of Britain's “Stern Review”.  (The Stern Review, which sounds the alarm about accelerating climate change and estimates that inaction by the world's governments could cost the global economy up to 20 percent of its GDP, was compiled by a team headed by Sir Nicholas Stern, a former World Bank economist).

Tue, 2006-11-07 11:38Richard Littlemore
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Correction: We Were Wrong About ExxonProfits

How embarrassing: the DeSmogBlog has reported, at least twice, that ExxonMobil posted profits of $9.92 billion in the third quarter this year. That's incorrect. At least, it's old news.

The $9.92 figure was last year's total. Third quarter profits for this year were $10.49 billion. Profit for the first nine months of 2006 totalled $29.25 billion.
Tue, 2006-11-07 10:16Ross Gelbspan
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Bush's Darlin' Harlan: "US Won't Budge"

The chief U.S. climate negotiator on Monday defended Washington's stand against compulsory caps on global-warming emissions, and said it is unlikely to change during U.S. President's George W. Bush's term.
Tue, 2006-11-07 09:08Richard Littlemore
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NRSP: Climate Change Denial Wrapped Up as Science

Natural Resources Stewardship Project (think: Not Really Science People) Executive Director Tom Harris is back in the only venue that seems willing to give him a soapbox, the “news” site Canada Free Press. And he's up to the same tawdry tricks as ever.

Tue, 2006-11-07 07:28Ross Gelbspan
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World Energy Outlook: Grim and Dimmer

“[T]he energy future we are facing today, based on projections of current trends, is dirty, insecure and expensive,” said Claude Mandil, executive director of the International Energy Agency.


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