Mon, 2007-08-27 11:58Bill Miller
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Both Democrats and Republicans bend over for King Coal, but Bush administration bends further

The U.S. Interior Department last week proposed new regulations aimed at permanently legalizing high-altitude strip mining of coal, a ruthless process that has thus far ruined 1,200 miles of streams and hundreds of square miles of forests. Due to the financial might of the coal industry, neither Democratic nor Republican administrations have made a serious effort to curb this serial decapitation of Appalachian coal seams, but the Bush people have been especially resourceful in perpetuating it.

Mon, 2007-08-27 10:19Kevin Grandia
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Jacoby's questionable column is chopped liver

Here's a nice little retort of Jeff Jacoby's head-in-the-sand rant last week that in his mind somehow proves that human-caused global warming is not a reality. Taking opinion as some type of scientific evidence, the Boston Globe columnist wrote that, “scientists and other 'serious people' who question the global warming disaster narrative are not hard to find,”

In response David Bernstein at the Phoenix Sun writes:

In the August 19 Boston Globe, conservative op-ed contributor Jeff Jacoby wrote his fifth column in eight months denying climate change. His disdain for warming theorists goes back much longer; he pontificated on the subject as far back as 2002. And yet, after all this time and effort, he’s still relying on thin gruel for source material.”

Mon, 2007-08-27 09:01Kevin Grandia
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In the DeSmogosphere Archive Aug 25, 2007

  • Huffington Post
    The 11th Hour
  • MoJo Blog
    Bush okays blowing up mountains for mining companies
  • GristMill
    Lomborg’s new book misunderstands risk and investment
  • Stoat
Fri, 2007-08-24 17:00Kevin Grandia
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Fox News continues spreading misinformation on climate change

Media Matters has another example of Fox News spreading misinformation. This is despite the commitment to fight global warming made earlier this year by NewsCorp. CEO, Rupert Murdoch, whose company owns Fox News.

This latest example of global warming misinformation is the most blatant yet.
Fri, 2007-08-24 11:50Ross Gelbspan
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Could Dean Be Our Destiny?

If Earth is running a fever, then hurricanes like Dean and Katrina are her febrile seizures. As the rise in global temperature has accelerated over the last century, these tempestuous spasms have become more frequent and violent.

Climatologists and hurricane scientists now have little doubt there is a connection between hurricanes and global warming.

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