Thu, 2006-10-26 08:28Ross Gelbspan
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Bush Taps Former Exxon CEO to Chart U.S. Energy Future

The Bush administration has appointed former ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond and the National Petroleum Council to chart America's energy future. Raymond, chair of the NPC, is to provide the administration with policy recommendations for the long-term direction of the nation's energy policy. Raymond was granted the power to handpick the study's leadership.
Wed, 2006-10-25 17:56Richard Littlemore
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Oh, Thank Goodness, It's Snowing

Check out Michael R. Fox Ph.D., in the Hawaii Reporter. Fox, who is so widely informed that he must have (and this is just a guess) internet access, suggests that we can all stop worrying about climate change because there was an early snowfall in the Northeast.

He then proceeds through a whole series of “profound scientific breakthrough(s)” that should give us all comfort if we had been worried about the future of the world. No hurricanes; no global warming. A surge of cool seawater; no global warming. Methane leaking out of Russian peat bogs: global warming, but it's not my fault.
Wed, 2006-10-25 15:59Richard Littlemore
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NRSP's Tom Harris Sucker Punches a Rookie

Brooke Hogemann is a delightful young woman. Two years out of journalism school at Mount Royal College in Calgary, she has her first newspaper job at the Airdrie Echo, a little weekly in a bedroom community in the Alberta foothills.

In a conversation with a big-city interrogator (that would be me) she says that she's the environment reporter, but she adds quickly that she covers lots of things. It's the way of the world in small-town papers.

What she doesn't say - what she doesn't have to say if you read her story from yesterday - is that she wasn't ready for the sandbagging that she got from Tom Harris, Executive Director of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (see, NRSP: Not Real Science People).
Wed, 2006-10-25 11:30Ross Gelbspan
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Climatic Battle of The Titans: The Terminator Vs. The Decider

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has complained about the US Government's environmental policy in a letter sent to President George W. Bush, The Los Angeles Times reports. The Hollywood action hero and Republican politician criticised the “lack of a coherent federal policy” to stop global warming in the letter to Mr Bush,  further distancing himself from the Republican leadership ahead of November 7 polls. 
Wed, 2006-10-25 07:33Sarah Pullman
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Jim Hoggan at UWO

Continuing with his speaking tour, Jim speaks today at the University of Western Ontario, in London, ON.

Western is a great university, with a highly regarded business school that pumps a lot of Canada's top executives out into the world. That's why I'm delighted that he's bringing the DeSmogBlog message to Western – because if we're going to bring about the change we need in this world, we need the leaders of the business community on-side. I hope that the ripples from this talk, and from our work with this site, trickle out and start to make people think differently.


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