Thu, 2006-06-29 11:23Kevin Grandia
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Stossel and Scarborough love fest, also a misinformation fest

There is nothing more scary than two journalists interviewing each other, except maybe when both the journalists are armed with bad information and ideological blinders. In a bizarre spot last night on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” we were witness to ABC’s John Stossel and host Joe Scarborough spouting a continuous stream of PR spin and misinformation on the issue of climate change.
Thu, 2006-06-29 08:20Sarah Pullman
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Drivers and their SUVs

Ramping up the visual entertainment factor, check out this video we found…

It's “new short film that shows the true attitude of drivers of [SUVs]. Produced as part of a study at Bath University for an MSC in ‘Ethics and Business Responsibility’ the film maker asks drivers to look at environmental parking tickets, with interesting results. Most drivers refused to discuss the issue whilst some swore and threatened physical abuse, often citing ‘living in the country’ as their reasons for owning the vehicle.”
Thu, 2006-06-29 03:42Ross Gelbspan
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Skeptics Blame it All On The Pols! More than 2,000 Scientists Must Feel Slighted!

Strange how Al Gore and Bill Clinton are blamed for scientific forecasts.  The skeptics have to twist themselves out of shape to ignore the findings of more than 2,000 scientists from 100 countries who have agreed since 1995 that weather extremes are the first marker of early-stage global warming!

Wed, 2006-06-28 12:20Richard Littlemore
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CEI Acknowledges Climate Change, Still Dissembles

A tortured post by Ian Murray of the Competitive Enterprise Institute concludes that “The Kyoto Protocol, which (Al) Gore enthusiastically supports, would avert less than a tenth of a degree of warming in the next fifty years.”

I take from this:

1. That the CEI acknowledges warming is occurring.

Wed, 2006-06-28 09:46Jim Hoggan
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No apology is owed Dr. S. Fred Singer, and none will be forthcoming

On Sunday, June 18, the DeSmogBlog received an email from Dr. S. Fred Singer, in which he says, “Yr (sic) June 16 blog contains the false statement that I sold my services to tobacco lobbyists.”

Dr. Singer goes on to “demand a full retraction and apology from the blog,” and he asks that we publish the following statement: “Dr. Singer and SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project) have no connection whatsoever with the tobacco industry, now or in the past. As a matter of policy, SEPP does not solicit funds or other kinds of support from any industry or from government, but relies on tax-deductible donations from foundations and individuals in many countries. Further, Dr. Singer serves on the Advisory Board of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), an organization that has a strong anti-smoking position.”

We have no comment on the ACSH, but Dr. Singer’s main point – that he has “no connection whatsoever with the tobacco industry, now or in the past” – strains credulity.

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