Mon, 2006-11-06 07:54Richard Littlemore
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Suzuki (the Car Company): Idiocy on Wheels

Suzuki XL7Although by no means the worst offender among the car companies, Suzuki deserves its share of ridicule for the way it promotes its big-car line. In a glossy flyer in the Globe and Mail today, Suzuki pitches its new SUV with a slogan that goes:

“X is for extra space to breathe, to think or to do as you please.”

Wouldn't it be nice if these guys had the tiniest sense of irony? X is clearly for extra pollution for other people to breathe, for thinking that your own appetites are justifiable (if necessary, for thinking that climate change is not your problem) and for doing as you please, regardless of the costs to others.

The new Suzuki, apparently, is for Hummerheads on a tight budget.
Sat, 2006-11-04 14:34Richard Littlemore
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The Four Stages of Climate Change Denial

This apparently came from treehugger, but we found it on heliosphan.
Sat, 2006-11-04 10:36Richard Littlemore
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NRSP Makes it on the Sourcewatch List

The Natural Resources Stewardship Project, has raised its profile at least enough to get noticed on Sourcewatch, the internet's best resource on the perversion by public discourse by public relations professionals.
Sat, 2006-11-04 10:21Richard Littlemore
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NRSP "Expert" a Half-Hearted Denier

One of the new “climate change experts” recently identified by the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (think: Not Really Science People) seems vaguely conflicted about his own climatic conclusions.

In this Short Primer on Climate Change and the Greenhouse Issue, Dr. Garth Paltridge, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tasmania, concludes that it would be worth spending money to address climate change on the following grounds:
  • To preserve the current environment for future generations;
  • As a precaution against “disastrous change of climate which might basically alter the structure and economic well-being of human society;”
  • To protect against “significant risks for the smaller and less economically diverse countries;”
  • To recognize that many of the recommended expenditures (improving efficiency, saving energy) have “no regrets.”
Sat, 2006-11-04 09:47Richard Littlemore
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NRSP: Climate Change Deniers-Are-Us

Congratulations to Tom Harris, executive director of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (better known as Not Really Science People), who has scoured the earth for “experts” prepared to deny the science behind climate change and has found a couple of people we'd never heard of before.

Most (27) of Harris's 31 “experts” fall nicely into the category of “usual suspects,” having all signed the infamous Letter of 60, demanding that the Canadian government take NO action on climate change. (Kudos to Harris for his success on that front, as well.)

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