Day 5: Back on the Rails

This is Day 5 in the series “In Search of Al Gore: A Climate Pilgrimage.”

1:00 p.m., EST: If you can read this, that's proof that VIA wireless works between Toronto and Montreal.

I am back on “track,” sitting in the first class VIA 1 car having just finished a lunch of hot snapper. It was, in fact, so good that it might inspire someone to complain about airline food (if airlines still served food).

Rush Limbaugh and Global Warming: the right wing radio attack on Al Gore

Anyone who's ever surfed the AM radio airwaves has doubtless stumbled upon Rush Limbaugh, who is arguably the most well-known right wing talk show host out there.

Over the years, he has been a convenient megaphone for the climate change denier crowd. He has interviewed them, reinforced their rhetoric, been suckered by fake research, and even given his own interpretation of the facts (polar bears stranded on ice floes are “just playing”).

Predictably, one of his latest targets has been Al Gore.

Editor's Note: this is the first post of our newest DeSmog writer, Page van der Linden. Welcome to the team Page!

Day 4: Riding the Rails to Climate Change Bootcamp with Al Gore

This is Day 4 of my series “In Search of Al Gore: A Climate Pilgrimage.”

Another day jiggling across the country, courtesy of VIA Rail, getting closer to the big weekend event with Al Gore, but farther from a sense of certainty that this whole climate change thing can be addressed without a great deal more help - from people in general and from policymakers in particular.

Obama eyes Gore for a major climate-change post

The Democratic presidential hopeful says he would offer the former vice-president and Nobel prize winner a cabinet-level or higher role in tackling global warming.

The remark was sure to heighten competition between Obama and rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, as Gore is a coveted endorsement as a leading voice for combating greenhouse emissions.

Welcome to the DeSmog Team Page!

The DeSmog Project is proud to welcome Page van der Linden to the DeSmog team!

Page has an impressive background on environmental issues and is well-known in the blogging world as one of the Contributing Editors on Daily Kos where she goes under the name “Plutonium Page.” You can check out her bio here.

Please join me in welcoming Page to the team and check out her inaugural DeSmog post here.  


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