Mon, 2006-07-10 07:32Kevin Grandia
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Move over climate change, look out wind power



The Bizarre Dance of Wind Power: local opponents and right-wing think tanks is a well researched piece by Erik Curren at the Augusta Free Press.

Curren provides a somewhat disturbing portrayal of the oil money backed US “think” tanks refocussing their efforts away from climate change and on to wind power and renewable energy.
Mon, 2006-07-10 05:12Kevin Grandia
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Oil funded Heartland pleads innocence

The Heartland Institute, a notorious US climate change skeptic group, responded to a letter the DeSmogBlog team recently penned for the Philadelphia Daily News. Creating a perception of impartiality is their theme on the issue of tobacco and climate change science. Is it then just a coincidence that the same groups funded by oil money, such as Heartland, are the same groups “skeptical” about climate change?
Fri, 2006-07-07 06:10Sarah Pullman
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LA Times: If only gay sex caused global warming

If only gay sex caused global warming
Why we're more scared of gay marriage and terrorism than a much deadlier threat

This article from the LA Times is a few days old now, but it's a thoughtful piece about the reasons why we aren't, as a culture, inclined towards graver concern about the threat we're facing from global warming. Worth reading.

He lists four reasons why we aren't already up in arms about it. The title of the piece harkens from this one:
Mon, 2006-07-03 06:50Ross Gelbspan
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Lindzen Keeps It Complicated -- And The Wall Street Journal Laps It Up!

Dr. Richard LindzenThe editorial page editors of the Wall Street Journal have a love affair with longtime skeptic Richard Lindzen. It's easy to see why.  Wind him up and he says the same thing – only with more obscurity and complexity than the previous time around.  If you're up to it, read Lindzen's latest in the WSJ.   Then consider just one inconvenient example from his writing.

Sun, 2006-07-02 03:27Ross Gelbspan
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Editor Dissects Skeptical Attack on AP Survey of Scientists' Views of Gore Film

When the Associated Press released its survey of climate scientists—virtually all of whom said “An Inconvenient Truth” faithfully portrayed climate science—an aide to skeptical Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) released a press release headlined “AP Incorrectly Claims Scientists Praise Gore's Movie.”  Jim Motavalli—editor of “E/the Environmental Magazine”—dug into this exercise in disinformation to sort it all out. 

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