Fri, 2007-07-06 11:02Bill Miller
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Chemical engineering, not carbon offsetting, is key to a low-carbon future

In this week’s BBC Green Room, columnist Stefaan Simons argues that carbon offsetting may make people feel better about emissions but it does little to change behavior or save the planet from global warming. Instead of simply allowing polluters to pay for emissions – a short-term solution – society must make radical changes to move to a low carbon economy and cut reliance on fossil fuels.

Fri, 2007-07-06 09:30Kevin Grandia
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The DeSmoggers of the AIDS movement

When it comes to denying overwhelming scientific evidence it seems that climate change does not hold the entire market. A recent article in Science magazine covered a new website called AIDStruth.org that seems to have a very similar mandate to that of DeSmogBlog.

AIDStruth was launched by AIDS researchers, clinicans and activists fed up with a small but very vocal group of people skeptical of the link between HIV and AIDS. Their website features a section called “Debunking the Denialist Myths” and another providing information on AIDS Denialists.”

Thu, 2007-07-05 12:44Kevin Grandia
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Be skeptical of the latest 'skeptical' UK pollster headlines

A recent IpsosMori poll in the UK found that 56% of people agree that “many leading experts still question if human activity is contributing to climate change.”

The newspaper headline interpretations of this latest poll would lead the reader to believe that climate change, for all its media attention, is somehow not real in the minds of the British or that people are 'in denial.'

But scratch the surface of the headlines and nothing could be further from the truth.

Thu, 2007-07-05 10:58Bill Miller
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A plague o’er both their houses: Business, governments lack resolve on climate change

The United Nations secretary-general has told business it must do more to reverse global warming and use its power to affect the world responsibly, while a new survey of British businesses has found widespread discontent over their government's weakness in providing the necessary framework for environmental decision making.

Thu, 2007-07-05 10:25Emily Murgatroyd
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Chris Mooney on the global warming tipping point

In my recent conversations with peers in the science policy world (read “fellow geeks”), the same question has come up repeatedly of late: Why did global warming “tip”? How has the issue finally managed to go mainstream, so that even President Bush now seems on the verge of feeling its urgency?
Chris Mooney, author of the new book, Storm World, has a piece on Huffington Post today describing his thoughts on how global warming has moved into the spotlight as a major issue in America.

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