Fri, 2007-04-20 09:57Bill Miller
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Prominent newspaper highlights link between security and global warming

The New York Times says the climate-change debate took “a useful turn” this week as “persuasive connections” were drawn between national security and global warming, causing even those who customarily scoff at environmental issues to take notice.

Fri, 2007-04-20 07:09Ross Gelbspan
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Australian Farmers High, Dry and Desperate

John Howard has urged everyone to pray for rain after warning that the millions of people along the Murray-Darling Basin will have only enough water for basic domestic use from the middle of the year.

The looming catastrophe will directly affect the 50,000 farmers who depend on the river system for their livelihoods as well as the millions in Adelaide and the numerous towns along the basin, which stretches from southern Queensland to South Australia.
Thu, 2007-04-19 13:33Kevin Grandia
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Blogging without accountability in the heartland

There's been a lot of talk about blogger ethics lately in light of the death threats posted the other week on technologist blogger Kathy Sierra's site. It has raised all sorts of blogging issues, including the important issue of accountability.

A lot of the writing here on DeSmogBlog is considered by some to be controversial and with controversy comes an even higher expectation of accountability. If we write something incorrect, we do not distance ourselves from the mistake, we take ownership and correct ourselves in a timely fashion.

I came across a site yesterday called “From the Heartland,” (FTH) that claims to be the Heartland Institute's “unofficial blog.”
Thu, 2007-04-19 11:30Richard Littlemore
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NRSP: More Pseudo-Science Goofiness

The industry front group the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP) announced yesterday that it is establishing a “Science Audit Centre” - clearly a second line of attack against potential Canadian climate change legislation.
Thu, 2007-04-19 09:36Richard Littlemore
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Tories Put Forth Argument for Inaction

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government is once again investing all its energy in arguing against taking action on climate change.

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