Wed, 2007-05-02 14:45Kevin Grandia
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Bios and research on Glenn Beck's global warming disinformation special

Rumour is that shock jock Glenn Beck will host the same old typical handful of global warming deniers on his CNN special tonight. They will no doubt spout the same old arguments like: “I remember when global cooling was all anyone would talk about.”

In what is becoming a perfect echo chamber, we see the same small group of mainly industry-funded “experts,” running from one ear to the next telling us that global warming is a hoax, and there is nothing to fear.

What this continuous recycling of the same 5 or 6 global warming deniers highlights more than anything is how very few there are left.

Here is the background on 3 of the known fossil fuel friendlies that will appear as “experts” on Beck's show. They are Tim Ball, Pat Michaels and CEI's Chris Horner.

Wed, 2007-05-02 13:41Kevin Grandia
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Does Glenn Beck really believe what he says?

CNN shock jock, Glenn Beck will take to the airwaves tonight with what our friends at Media Matters are calling an “Hour Long Global Warming Smear-Fest.”

Beck has long been critical of Al Gore and frequently tows the global warming denial line. But does Beck really mean what he says?

Or is he just the latest in a string of shock-hosts willing to shirk minor details like the overwhelming scientific evidence for human-caused global warming?

After all it was Beck who stated: “Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however.”

Tue, 2007-05-01 17:19Kevin Grandia
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NRSP's Tom Harris power chugs the kool aid on late-night talkshow

In a recent call-in portion on an Ottawa late-night call-in show, Tom Harris, executive director of the energy industry front group, the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP), offers up some laughable quotes:

Harris: “There was 100 people that appeared in the [government of Canada's] Clean Air Act hearings that just wrapped up and I went through the list and there wasn't a single doubter out of 100 people, that was questioning the science of climate change.”

Tue, 2007-05-01 10:10Kevin Grandia
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Poll finds worldwide global warming concern

A new BBC World/Synovate international poll out today shows that Canadians are the most concerned about global warming, along with two-thirds of the rest of the world.

Here are the key findings:

33% of Canadians are “very concerned” about the effects of climate change, while another 43% are “somewhat concerned”.

Only 0.4% believe the climate isn't changing.

Mon, 2007-04-30 22:43Kevin Grandia
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New poll shows Americans ready to act on climate change

Could the US collective head finally be coming out of the sand? We're always a little skeptical of polling numbers, but let's hope this trend continues:

Ninety percent of Democrats, 80 percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans said immediate action was required to curb the warming of the atmosphere and deal with its effects on the global climateH/T to Josh Zaharoff at the Common Blog.

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