Thu, 2007-05-10 19:51Kevin Grandia
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Beck's "Climate of Fear"

CNN shock jock Glenn Beck's “Climate of Fear” special was a miserable failure in the cable ratings.

It most likely tanked because it played host to the usual global warming denier gang, using the same laundry list of global warming denial talking points.

See below for the youtube version of Beck's denier-a-minute special broken into six parts – and check out the research we have compiled on some of the better known global warming dinosaurs Beck features.

Thu, 2007-05-10 10:51Kevin Grandia
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Sign DeSmog's petition to throw the Junk Science off Fox News

UPDATE 1: We're at 128 signatures and growing, not bad for the 1st day. I know a lot of DeSmog's friends are going to post stories, so the numbers should keep rising. Remember to email it to your friends!

Yesterday we reported that News Corp. CEO and Fox News owner, Rupert Murdoch announced that his company would join the battle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Murdoch stated: “Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats. We may not agree on the extent but we certainly can't afford the risk of inaction…”

The first thing Murdoch and News Corp. can do to show that they are truly committed to fighting global warming is ending its reporting of misinformation about the science behind global warming on the Fox News Channel.

And the best thing you can do to help make this happen is by signing DeSmogBlog's online petition (click link) and then send it to all of your friends and have them sign it as well. Ask them to forward it on to their friends.

If you're so inclined, you can Digg this story.

Thu, 2007-05-10 09:06Ross Gelbspan
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Richard Pombo -- A New Breed of Environmental Leader

Welcome to a new environmental (are you kidding?) group headed by former Rep. Richard Pombo.

Pombo, former Chairman of the House Resources Committee which oversees Native American affairs, worked closely with Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff in the House, pushing legislation favoring DeLay's constituents and Abramoff's tribal clients. The congressman has a long history of anti-environmental legislation, including fighting for drilling in ANWR and fighting the Endangered Species Act's application on private property.
Thu, 2007-05-10 03:52Darren Barefoot
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We've Caught the Twitter Virus

One of my jobs here at DeSmogBlog is to keep an eye on emerging Web technologies and models and see if there are applications for this site. One of the newest such applications is Twitter. There's always Wikipedia, but David Lee King has a decent explanation.

Lots of people refer to it as a form of micro-blogging, but I like to call it one's 'status trickle'. Here are a couple of blogs posts specific to how non-profits might use Twitter.

We've started our own Twitter account.

Wed, 2007-05-09 12:37Kevin Grandia
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Breaking: Environment Canada employee arrested for leaking climate plan

RCMP just posted this.

Globe and Mail has the story.

Update: Globe and Mail has updated their story .

H/T: VJ for keeping on top of this.

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