Thu, 2006-09-28 08:32Ross Gelbspan
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NZ Climate Neanderthals Blast Network for Airing Hansen's "Alarmist" Views

The skeptical New Zealand Climate Science Coalition is pressuring TV New Zealand to “balance” the “alarmist” climate forecasts by NASA chief climate scientist James Hansen – whom they call “a supporter of global warming.”

Thu, 2006-09-28 08:20Ross Gelbspan
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Lomborg: Leave Global Warming to Our Kids Because It's Too Expensive for Us

Notorious skeptic Bjorn Lomborg recently testified in Congress at the request of Sen. James  (“Global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American People”) Inhofe.  Predictably, Lomborg called on the APAC 6 to ignore Kyoto because it's too expensive – without any recognition of all the wealth and jobs a global transition to clean energy would create.  And nowhere does he justify his outrageous assertion that addressing climate change will cost $5 to $8 trillion. His sponsors, in
Wed, 2006-09-27 19:50Sarah Pullman
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Controversial Crusader now Canada's Climate Change Captain

There is news tonight that Rona Ambrose, Canada's Minister of the Environment has, filled her Chief of Staff position with one of the Conservative Party's more controversial figures, Dr. Darrel Reid. The post has sat vacant for more than 3 months after it was vacated by former Chief of Staff, Daniel Bernier, allegedly over differing views between him and Ambrose on the Kyoto Protocol. 

Filling his place will be Dr. Darrel Reid, who has very little, if any, experience in the area of the environment, but a great deal in the area of political controversy. For background information on Reid, a former Conservative Party election candidate and President of Focus on the Family (Canada), see here, here, here, here and here.

With regret, nowhere do we find any background in environmental policy or climate change in Dr. Reid's dossier.
Wed, 2006-09-27 16:37Richard Littlemore
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Conservatives make climate change a priority by reducing budget

Environment Canada released its 2006-2007 Report on Plans and Priorities yesterday. Touting their “Made in Canada” answer to our environmental woes, the government outlines four main priorities, one of which is to “address the long-term challenge of climate change and help Canada adapt to a changing climate.” Notice the careful use of language: nowhere does this goal say anything about reducing C02, only that the government will work on accommodating the effects of an impending (and clearly undeniable) change in climate.
Wed, 2006-09-27 11:54Kevin Grandia
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Huffington Post takes aim at Inhofe "the Social Dinosaur"

Corporate dinosaur or caveman?Uber-blog, Huffington Post, has a great piece today on Senator James Inhofe's latest tirade against the realities of climate change.

Most memorable Inhofe quote:

“I want to challenge the news media to reverse course and report on the objective science of climate change, stop ignoring legitimate voices in this scientific debate, and stop being used by the hysterical left,” said Inhofe. “Breaking the cycles of media hysteria will not be easy since hysteria sells and it is very profitable, but I really believe the issue is getting worn out.”

The only thing worn out is Inhofe's views on climate change. As the evidence of human-induced climate change mounts, Inhofe, Chair of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, continues to keeps his head well-buried in the sand. Not surprising when you consider that Inhofe's sub-committee on climate change chooses to play host to the testimony of the likes of Bjorn Lomborg, James Connaughton, Michael Crichton, William Gray, and Heartland Institute's Joseph Bast.


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