Biden – Palin: Finally, A Real Debate about Climate Change and Energy

Would she or wouldn’t she? To tell from the lavish – some would say obsessive – coverage that preceded the vice-presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri, last week, the question that was on every self-respecting pundit’s mind was: “How, or, to be more precise, how poorly, will Palin fare?”

Following a series of highly publicized interviews in which she had “distinguished” herself for her absolute lack of grasp of foreign and domestic policy issues – citing Alaska’s proximity to Russia and her whirlwind tour of Iraq as examples of her “substantial” experience.

Smoke and C02: how to spin global warming [video]

This new American News Project video nails the history of spin on global warming and tobacco.

US Subsidies Grease the Skids Into Chaos

Why do U.S. oil companies – some of the most profitable corporations on the planet – receive 20 to 40 billion dollars a year in subsidies from the U.S. government?

Stephen Harper’s Right Hand Man Helped Organize Anti-Kyoto Astroturf Group

Does Prime Minister Stephen Harper care about climate change?  A good indicator of a man's character is the company he keeps. So DesmogBlog decided to have a closer look at the all-powerful staff in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Office.

Turns out that Harpers new chief of staff is such an anti-Kyoto zealot that he helped to organize an Astroturf group called Canadian Coalition for Responsible Environmental Solutions. Who knew?

Sarah Palin puts polar bears on thin ice

In May 2008, the polar bear was listed by the US government as a threatened species, and Alaska's government responded by filing a legal challenge. Alaskan politicians also scrambled to fund “research” proving that the bears are - you guessed it - not in any trouble at all. Of course, one of the first “scientists” they called is yet another global warming denier.

It turns out that Sarah Palin has played a starring role in the science fiction drama. The UK Guardian breaks the news.

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