Tue, 2007-03-20 14:56Richard Littlemore
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The Self-Serving Environmentalist

It gets increasingly difficult to assume sincerity on the part of Bjorn Lomborg, the self-styled Skeptical Environmentalist. Lomborg is an economist by training and an industry apologist by inclination. On climate change, especially, he has marshalled one argument after another to excuse industry - or government - from taking any action whatsoever against a threat that even he acknowleges (“Man-made climate change is, of course, real, and constitutes a serious problem” ).

Tue, 2007-03-20 13:00Richard Littlemore
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Flattery and Fallacies

A DeSmog detractor has created two new webpages which are the most flattering and fallacious of anything I've seen in ages.

First, our intrepid critic has created a list of “Climate Fascists” in which he included my name with the likes of Al Gore, Arnie Schwarzenegger, Jim Hansen, James Lovelock, Michael Mann, Nicholas Stern and Tim Flannery. (I'm so proud, I have taken a screenshot to show my kids.)

Tue, 2007-03-20 09:47Bill Miller
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Don’t “cry wolf” on climate-change risks, scientists say

Two leading UK climate researchers say some of their peers are “overplaying” the global warming message and risk confusing the public about the threat. Both hold the mainstream view that human activity is the cause of climate change, but they think catastrophism and “Hollywoodisation” of weather and climate actually undermine the scientific truth.

Mon, 2007-03-19 08:18Richard Littlemore
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The Risks of Relying on Adaptation

This CNN story lays out some of the optionsfor climate engineering, also called “playing with fire.”
Sun, 2007-03-18 07:00Ross Gelbspan
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IPCC Plants Seeds of Doubt

Global warming is expected to turn the planet a bit greener by spurring plant growth but crops and forests may wilt beyond mid-century if temperatures keep rising, according to a draft UN report.


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