Tue, 2007-05-29 13:17Kevin Grandia
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Are you a global warming denier? Take the Heib Global Warming Test

A DeSmogBlog fan passed on to us a “Global Warming Test” making the email rounds today.

The site is run by Monte and Harrison Heib and the intro for the test states:

“Caution: This section contains sound science, not media hype, and may therefore contain material not suitable for young people trying to get a good grade in political correctness.”

Sound science?

We have learned here at the DeSmogBlog that any disclaimer containing the words “sound science” most likely means you're about to be spun faster than a weather vain. And the Heib Test proves, once again, that this is a “sound assumption.”

Tue, 2007-05-29 09:50Bill Miller
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Mum Harper seen backing Bush effort to undermine international climate-change pact

The Prime Minister is under fire from both Liberals and New Democrats for remaining non-committal on whether Canada will back a proposal by Germany for a post-Kyoto agreement when G8 nations meet in Germany next week. China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa will also be part of the discussions.

Tue, 2007-05-29 07:59Kevin Grandia
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It's our mess, we should clean it up

The International Aid Agency, Oxfam, is making big headlines today with its statement that rich nations, who are responsible for most of the past green house gas emissions should be footing most of the bill to fix the problem.

Developing countries cannot and should not be expected to foot the bill for the impact of rich countries' emissions,” she said, echoing the position of the developing world.”

Mon, 2007-05-28 14:19Kevin Grandia
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Tobacco and global warming: same talking points, bigger issue

Here's part two in the series we are doing on DeSmogBlog, comparing archived tobacco industry PR spin film footage with the current PR spin on global warming.

This one's based on a 1979 Tobacco Institute video describing the efforts PR “spokesmans” program.
Sun, 2007-05-27 12:54Bill Miller
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Remote Alaskan villages struggle with consequences of climate change

In Alaska and northern Canada, the once-permanently frozen subsoil known as permafrost, which many native settlements rest upon, is now melting due to warming air and ocean temperatures. And sea ice that would normally protect coastal villages is forming later in the year, allowing fall storms to erode the shoreline.

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