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. 

Sat, 2006-07-01 02:13Ross Gelbspan
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Carbon Sequestration: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone?

Ooops. Turns out that burying CO2 from power plants may not be such a good idea after all. Apparently the stuff turns into a nasty chemical mix that erodes the ability of sandstone to keep the stuff underground! 
Fri, 2006-06-30 03:36Kevin Grandia
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New Poll: Canadians Believe Global Warming Biggest Crisis

New poll out today reporting that Canadians believe global warming will be the greatest crisis facing humankind by the year 2020.
Thu, 2006-06-29 19:21Sarah Pullman
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Alternet Gets It

There's an interesting piece over at Alternet this week. It's about the EPA lawsuit taking place right now over whether carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases should be counted as “pollutants” under the Clean Air Act. I just wanted to highlight Alternet's succinct summation of our whole raison d'etre here at the DeSmogBlog:
There is a debate over whether [climate change is] manmade or naturally caused,” Bush said yesterday. Yet among scientists, the debate has long been over. Rather than argue the science, the right has resorted to manufacturing scientific doubt where there is none. … The right wants the public to ignore scientific research that finds “human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming,” and instead believe that we should wait for more research before we take action.
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