Wed, 2007-06-13 13:26Ross Gelbspan
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Cockburn's Obsession Has A Long History

Alexander Cockburn (writing in the Nation) has become the latest contrarian-de-jour, sallying forth with some rather novel arithmetic to show that human-caused global warming is nothing to be concerned about. This would be unworthy of comment in most cases, but Cockburn stands out as one of only a few left-wing contrarians, as opposed to the more usual right-wing variety.

Casual readers may have thought this is a relatively recent obsession of his (3 articles and responses over the last month), however, Cockburn has a fairly long history of ill-informed commentary on the subject of global warming.

Wed, 2007-06-13 10:03Kevin Grandia
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Microsoft's Global Warming Challenge to Gamers

Microsoft announced today a new venture that will take advantage of the massive gaming industry to help raise global warming awareness. Budding game designers will be challenged to develop a video game on the subject and the top 3 will be considered for inclusion on the XBox Live gaming network that reaches about 6 million gamers worldwide.

It will be interesting to see what a global warming game will look like. Will it include holy paladins installing solar panels or shape-shifting druids protesting at G8 Summits? Or will it take a more mundane Second Life tone with players trading in Linden dollars for carbon offsets?

Guess we'll see.
Mon, 2007-06-11 07:44Richard Littlemore
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Faked Climate Graph Used in German Schools

It's frightening how easy it is to present a computer-assisted lie,  especially if you have no conscience about faking things like climate reconstruction graphs. It's also frightening that such a piece of fakery can find its way into the school system of a G8 country.

This graph was created by a German high school teacher named E.G. Beck. It's based on information that is more out of date than a Tim Patterson solar forcing graph, and is manipulated to specifically misrepresent both the scale and the recent climate curve.

RealClimate has the whole story.

Fri, 2007-06-08 12:22Bill Miller
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Antarctic glaciers hastening their retreat due to global warming, study finds

A satellite survey has confirmed that glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula, which has experienced some of the most intense warming on the planet, are now melting at a faster rate than previously recorded.

Thu, 2007-06-07 12:01Bill Miller
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This just in: Europe and U.S. reach climate accord

President Bush apparently has softened his position at the G-8 summit by offering to “consider” a proposal by Germany to fight climate change with a 50 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050.

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