Day 1: Riding the Rails to Climate Change Bootcamp with Al Gore

In Search of Al Gore: A Climate Pilgrimage

Several members of the DeSmogBlog team are off to Montreal for a training session April 4-6 with Nobel laureate Al Gore - an opportunity to learn from the master how best to spread the word about the challenges of and solutions to global warming.

Kevin Grandia, Emily Murgatroyd and I will all attend as trainees. Jim Hoggan, who attended a Nashville Bootcamp last year, will be back as a presenter. I start my own pilgrimage on the (carbon-conscious) train this evening and will be blogging across the country, in cooperation with the Vancouver Sun. See the set-up post here. And stay tuned.

Solomon's "Denier" Book Cheered by Inner Circle has been irritatingly slow delivering Lawrence Solomon's new book The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud - and those who are too fearful to do so. It's  like waiting for the movie version of a favorite novel: you know the whole story, but you still want to see the Hollywood spin.

The book is based on a series of columns that appeared in the National Post - a desperate attempt to prove that there is legitimate scientific debate about whether humans are causing climate change. It will be most interesting to see if Solomon includes in the book the apologies, disclaimers and corrections that he had to write after his subjects slammed him for misrepresenting their work or their position.

Lend Your Name to Gore's "We Can Solve It" Campaign

Al Gore and The Alliance for Climate Protection recently launched the “We Can Solve It” campaign calling on business and government leaders to take immediate action to solve the climate crisis.

The goal is 1 million people, so far over 925,000 have signed up. If you haven't already, you can click here and sign your name. If you've already signed the call to action, you can click here to go to a page where you can urge your family and friends to sign up.

Government Insider Document Shows Critical Importance of DSCOVR Climate Satellite

A fresh document recently provided to DeSmog Blog by inside sources shows the critical importance of the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) to the US government.
The document is available for viewing here, and favorably compares DSCOVR’s capabilities with the stated science priorities of NOAA. The conclusion: the spacecraft would be a boon to monitoring our rapidly warming planet and tracking dangerous solar flares.


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