Wed, 2007-01-31 07:17Ross Gelbspan
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Ostrich is Australia's National Bird -- and it's Prime Minister too

Prime Minister John Howard has backed a new energy report which supports his push for nuclear power as a way to combat climate change. It also says nuclear power, cleaner coal and gas would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but renewable energy such as wind and solar power would not be cost effective. “The answer is a greater emphasis on clean coal and nuclear power,” Mr Howard told reporters.
Tue, 2007-01-30 10:55Darren Barefoot
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Congrats to This Month's DeSmog Detective

Congratulations are in order for ErinC35 (that's, you know, her top secret code name) from Lasalle, Quebec. She's won a $50 iTunes gift certificate for sending us some breaking news about the activities of global warming deniers.
Tue, 2007-01-30 09:41Ross Gelbspan
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Bush Pressure on Scientists Far Wider Than Previously Thought

A survey results of federal scientists showed 46 percent felt pressure to eliminate the words “climate change,” “global warming” or similar terms from communications about their work. The scientists also reported 435 instances of political interference in their work over the past five years.
Tue, 2007-01-30 08:40Richard Littlemore
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Exxon-backed Fraser Institute readies attack on IPCC

The Fraser Institute, which has received $120,000 from ExxonMobil over the last three years, has issued a media advisory promising to release”an independent summary of the latest United Nations (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report on climate” on February 5, 2007.
Tue, 2007-01-30 07:46Richard Littlemore
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Cops Contemplate Climate Catastrophe

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), a national police force with provincial and municipal responsibilities in many parts of Canada, is looking at having to contend with mass movements of climate refugees, according to an internal document obtained by the Vancouver Sun .

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