Mon, 2006-10-02 10:27Kevin Grandia
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Inhofe and the exceptional Fox News climate change coverage

Check out Senator Jim Inhofe in full PR spin mode in this Fox News clip. Inhofe complains of media inaccuracies and bias against him and his climate change denialist talking points, mainly at the hands of CNN News.

Mon, 2006-10-02 10:18Richard Littlemore
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Has Canadian Environment Minister Had a Climate Change Epiphany?

Enviro Minister Rona AmbroseThe National Post, through which the Canadian Conservative government has been floating all its climate change policy trial balloons lately, now suggests that “Tories to regulate industries for CO2.”

This would be fabulous news if it were true, and not just “positive spin on a made-in-Canada solution.”
Mon, 2006-10-02 09:31Richard Littlemore
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A Strained Day in the Climate Changing News

Here's a wierd cross-section of climate change coverage that shows how much of the global warming conversation occurs at arm's length from reality.

Here is a story from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about how Republican Rep. Dave Reichert received the endorsement of Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP), an organization dedicated to helping GOP candidates who support conservation and environmental protection - despite the fact that Reichert dismisses the human link in climate change. Justifying the endorsement, the REP policy director Jim DiPeso says, “It's an educational process.” Or not.
Mon, 2006-10-02 09:14Ross Gelbspan
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Reams of Research, Ignored by The American Daily, Contradict Lindzen's Denial

“To understand the whole global warming debate you have to understand that it is not about any dramatic warming of the Earth. The Earth has been warming since the end of the last Ice Age with time out for some mini-Ice Age episodes,” according to professional skeptic Richard Lindzen, whose assertions formed the basis of a recent piece in The American Daily.

The assertion is contradicted by more than a few facts: 

Mon, 2006-10-02 09:08Richard Littlemore
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Canadian Government Enjoys Politics of Perversity

This Ottawa Citizen piece shows that 63 per cent of Canadians don't believe that the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is taking the issue of climate change seriously enough.

But John Wright, senior vice-president at polling firm Ipsos Reid, says the Tories may use this pessimism to their advantage. “If they are focused, and can get some positive spin on a made-in-Canada solution, they may exceed expectations and get some political mileage.”


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