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.
Thu, 2007-04-19 09:11Bill Miller
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Africa must act fast on climate change, IPCC says

African governments must take speedy action to prevent drought in the already semi-arid continent due to global warming, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said. Major threats include severe food shortages due to decreasing fish populations in large lakes because of rising temperatures.

Thu, 2007-04-19 08:23Ross Gelbspan
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Pity the Poor Skeptics: Nobody's Listening Any More!

Skeptics of the seriousness of global warming complained of not being heard by the public or policy makers while warning governments to take a second look at the scientific consensus on climate change.

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