Americans For Balanced Energy Choices "Clean Coal" PR Spin Campaign Revealed

So what does a multi-million dollar PR campaign trying to put a green shiny face on the dirtiest energy sector look like?

In Praise of High Class Climate Deception

In a celebration of fiction - a promotion of political spin - one of America's top sources for climate disinformation, the minority page of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, has received a top-of-class Gold Mouse Award from a National Science Foundation-sponsored project called “Connecting to Congress.”

The project “generously funded” by the NSF, is run by the Congressional Management Foundation, “a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting a more effective Congress.” The definition for “effective,” however, clearly doesn't include any criteria reflecting integrity or accuracy of content.

How to Get Rich By Scamming the Climate

A cartoon in The New York Times brilliantly captured the mentality behind the latest green trend. It showed a man kneeling at the confessional praying, “Forgive me, but I have SUV'd.”

The minister takes the proffered bag of money and replies:

Go thy way, thy sins are offset. You too can be forgiven of your carbon emitting sins and achieve the exalted status of being 'carbon neutral' without trading in your SUV or cancelling that overseas vacation.”

Canadian Blog Awards - Round 1

It's time again for the Canadian Blog Awards, and DeSmogBlog has been nominated in three categories. Voting for the first round ends Monday, January 21st, so if you haven't got your votes in yet, please do so.

And if you just so happened to want to vote for DeSmogBlog, here's the links to the categories we've been nominated in:

Best Blog

Best Group Blog

Best Blogosphere Citizen

Wouldn't hurt to email this to friends and family as well.

Antarctic ice sheets melting at ever-faster rate due to global warming: new study

The report in last week’s Nature Geoscience, which builds on previous findings, lends greater urgency to the search for a new global agreement to limit greenhouse emissions.

Nature Geoscience has concluded that changes in water temperature and wind patterns due to global warming are melting ice sheets in western Antarctica at a much faster rate than previously detected.

Using measurements from satellites that scanned about 85 percent of Antarctica’s coasts from 1996 to 2006, the study’s authors found that West Antarctica has been losing ice 60 percent faster than 10 years ago.

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