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.
Wed, 2006-10-25 07:05Ross Gelbspan
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Rising Temperatures Bring the Lawyers out of the Woodwork

Plaintiffs are currently bringing at least 16 lawsuits in US federal and state courts to force emissions reductions because of global warming.  It's by far the most attention the issue has ever received in US courts.
Wed, 2006-10-25 06:55Richard Littlemore
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The Climate Dissemblers Win Another Battle

Galling though it is to admit, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe appears to be having wonderful success in redefining the media conversation about global cooling - I mean, global warming.

As this echo on the Business and Media Institute (BMI) website illustrates, major media are rising to address Inhofe's charge that the current concern over climate change is just another scare story from a media that loves scare stories.

This is a home run for those who seek to confuse people about the science behind climate change. There is no sense of perspective in any of the current coverage, no clear illustration that the global cooling stories of the 1970s were one-off flights of fancy from a clutch of over-eager reporters. There are only big headlines saying, in effect, that this scare story is different from the last scare story - the logical response to which may be to dismiss the whole affair.


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