Wed, 2006-12-13 11:25Kevin Grandia
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Exxon lobby group named "year's most influential" in global climate change

The US Weather Channel's “climate change mission statement ” reads: “Throughout the world, people are confused about climate change and global warming, [the Weather Channel] will provide a place where sound science can be heard.”

As regular DeSmog readers know, much of the confusion and doubt in the general public around the issue of climate change and the discussion around “sound science” has been at the hands of industry and oil company funded front groups. Such groups serve the purpose of doing and saying the things a modern day corporation cannot …

Wed, 2006-12-13 09:00Richard Littlemore
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IPCC author and climate change expert hits "skeptics" hard

In a Calgary Sun column today, noted atmospheric scientist and IPCC author, Dr. Andrew Weaver, slams the so-called climate change “skeptics.”

“The enduring debate – such as it is, particularly in Alberta – over the role humans play in global warming – is so divorced from scientific literature as to be a discourse from a distant age or orbit,” says Weaver.

Tue, 2006-12-12 15:07Bill Miller
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Utility industry clings to coal despite growing opposition

Power companies are mounting new plans for coal-fired plants despite growing public and political opposition to greenhouse-gas emissions. This comes amid expectations those emissions eventually will be subject to federal restrictions, especially after the recent Democratic congressional sweep. Even some industry officials are cautiously jumping on side. Are coal's days numbered?

Tue, 2006-12-12 12:56Ross Gelbspan
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First Groping Baby Steps Toward a Carbon-Pricing System

Global warming can be seen as a classic “market failure” because there is no price placed on spewing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Tue, 2006-12-12 11:03Richard Littlemore
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Ottawa's slow thaw on global warming

Are the Conservatives slowly thawing their heated opinions on climate change?

There are signs that Canada's Environment Minister Rona Ambrose and the Harper Conservatives may be changing their tune, albeit very slightly. According to today's Globe and Mail Ambrose stated that, “she would support spending federal money on such [Kyoto carbon] credits if they could be verified by a third party and counted toward the government's Kyoto targets.” It's something, I guess.

But this news does come on the heels of yet another blunder yesterday by the waried Minister at the helm of Canada's climate change policy…

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