Thu, 2006-05-25 08:09Ross Gelbspan
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Scientists 'Out' Fraudulent CEI Ad Campaign

TV ads that doubt climate change are ‘misleading’ The Independent (U.K.), May 25, 2006 A senior scientist has condemned as a “deliberate effort to mislead” a series of television adverts produced by an oil industry-funded loyying group that seeks to portray concern over global warming as alarmism. The adverts, produced by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), seek to argue that despite widespread agreement about the growing evidence of climate change, other evidence suggests the opposite. The adverts catchphrase says: “Carbon dioxide - they call it pollution, we call it life.”
Wed, 2006-05-24 10:40Ross Gelbspan
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Long-time Skeptic Easterbrook Gets Religion

Finally Feeling the Heat

By Gregg Easterbrook

Op-Ed in The New York Times, May 24, 2006

Today  “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore's movie about the greenhouse effect, opens in New York and California. Many who already believe global warming is a menace will flock to the film; many who scoff at the notion will opt for Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks. But has anything happened in recent years that should cause a reasonable person to switch sides in the global-warming debate?  

Tue, 2006-05-23 13:29Sarah Pullman
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A Desperate Attempt to Counter the Inconvenient Truth

Check out another great piece of PR pollution uncovered by the folks over at Think Progress.

This one includes a video clip of Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, which has received over $390,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998. He's talking about An Inconvenient Truth and trying to persuade people that going to see it is akin to watching a piece of Nazi propaganda to learn about Nazi Germany.
Tue, 2006-05-23 06:27Richard Littlemore
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A Few Things Ill-Considered; A Climate Change Counterpoint

Here's a very clear, readable and well-researched site on how to respond to climate change skeptics. A great example of what you will find runs as follows:


So 2005 was a record year, one really warm year or two is not global warming.

This kind of objection only indicates an unfamiliarity with the actual long term temperature record and is just asking for a few good temperature facts, so let 'em have it!

2005 breaking the record is not convincing? Let's see then, how about:

Tue, 2006-05-23 05:46Ross Gelbspan
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Greenhouse Concerns from the World's Greatest Skeptic

Saudi Arabia, which for years has thwarted all attempts to curb carbon emissions, gets religion.  

Saudi Oil Firm Aramco Says Backs Greenhouse Gas Cut, May 23, 2006

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, signalled on Monday it would help the fight against global warming through research on cutting carbon dioxide emissions in the oil and gas industry.  


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