This Oil Sands Campaign Could Show Up Anywhere in Alberta

So we FINALLY got our Arctic Front polar bear outfits and they have already been deployed to unknown regions throughout Alberta.

I mean these guys could show up anywhere. Keep an eye out here for any “politician-polar bear interfaces” that are expected to occur very soon.

You can also check out our “Arctic Front” Flickr photo section here for updated event photos.

Invite Your Favorite Skeptic On A Hike Through the High Grass

Twenty-foot pythons could soon be on the march–or on the slither–to new parts of North America, thanks to global warming. Climate modeling for the year 2100 which shows the possible climate range for pythons moving northward and swallowing up northernmost parts of Texas and Arkansas, the southeast half of Kansas, the southern half of Missouri and parts of southern Illinois and Indiana. Further east the big snakes could comfortably creep through Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware and southern New Jersey.

Republican Party Mary Matalin's Global Warming Conspiracy Theory

Just when you think, maybe, just maybe the Republican Party is beginning to pop its head out of the sand and recognize what scientists all over the world are saying about the realities of global warming, you get Republican “strategist” and former President Bush Assistant, Mary Matalin, saying this on CNN:

… global warming is a largely unscientific hoax. And it's a political concoction.”

HTBAF: Overshoot explained; audience entertained

We don't pay enough attention to our friends at How to Boil a Frog (HTBAF) , a project of the writer and director Jon Cooksey, whose weekly updates on the road to unnerving inquiry are informative, wide-ranging and often incredibly funny.

This week, Jon tackles the concept of “overshoot,” and while we don't recommend it for the humor-impaired trolls who sometimes lurk among our readers and critics, it should be fun (and provocative) for most everyone else. 

Friends of Science; Friends of the Conservative Party

CanWest Global has followed up on an earlier story about the climate quibblers at the so-called Friends of Science, reporting that an FOS consultant was working as “an unpaid spinner” for the Conservative Party during the 2006 federal election.

Unpaid, that is, by the Tories, but on retainer for the Friends of Science, which was in the midst of a widely touted - but not legally registered - effort to affect the outcome of that election.

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