Fri, 2006-07-14 13:32Kevin Grandia
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New Spin Tactic? Forget scientists... let's use comedians!

Christian Science Monitor today employs a comedian to battle global warmingCSM logo science, with such insight as: “…we shouldn't worry about the distant future.”

I guess they figure the PR stall tactics aren't working anymore so they're going to humour us into inaction.
Fri, 2006-07-14 10:58Kevin Grandia
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When the Right spins Darwin there’s bound to be trouble

If intelligent design wasn’t strange enough, the right-wing is now looking to use Darwin and evolution to spin climate change. Charles Darwin

Thomas Brewton at the Conservative Voice has decided to make the illogical leap of faith (read: spin) between scientific predictions of mass flooding, intensified storm, wildfires and drought caused by global warming and the concept of catastrophism, defined as “… the doctrine that at intervals in the earth’s history all living things have been destroyed by cataclysms and replaced by an entirely different population.”
Thu, 2006-07-13 22:46Kevin Grandia
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NEWS ALERT: CNN's Lou Dobbs says "discussion is over..." Get on with solutions!

Lou Dobbs interviewed Gavin Schmidt, Michael Mann and Alan Robock tonight about global warming and states that the debate is over on his program. Dobbs wants to focus not on whether there's a problem and what is responsible, but rather on finding solutions.

Thu, 2006-07-13 21:07Kevin Grandia
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Jim Hoggan on CBC Early Edition

For all of our Canadian listeners, Jim Hoggan will be on CBC Early Edition CBC logotomorrow (July 14th) with host Rick Cluff at 7am (pacific time).

Topic: PR spin confusing the public on the issue of climate change.

Thu, 2006-07-13 17:47Kevin Grandia
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CNN's Beck: forget climate change, we got ourselves a war!

Beck: “… Bush alone fighting 'World War III,' while Gore worries that “[t]he ice is starting to melt in Greenland.” Can you walk and chew gum??

Beck's logic is dumfounding: if we are at war, the US administration cannot possibly act on anything else . I guess this logic does hold if you can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

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