Sat, 2007-01-13 10:34Jim Hoggan
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Exxon's Conversion: A Sober Second Look

Eager as we are to join the celebrations about ExxonMobil's recent climate change conversion, there are several reasons to question the sincerity of the world's biggest oil merchant .

The first is the most obvious: with the Democrats having secured control in both Houses of Congress, the energy industry expects it will soon face an outbreak of climate-change regulations. Exxon wants to be in the room to negotiate the effect of those regulations; it wants to be taken seriously on this issue and admitting the accuracy of the science is a necessary first step.
Sat, 2007-01-13 09:42Ross Gelbspan
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One Lump in a Christmas Stocking Is Usually Sufficient

As the world heats up, the coal industry is racing to build more than 150 new power plants before Congress decides to crack down on global warming.
Fri, 2007-01-12 11:09Richard Littlemore
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Loiter Creekside for Skeptic Roasting

Check this Bowen Island blogger for an entertaining wrap of recent skeptic news.

Funny line of the day for climate change insiders:

The Natural Resources Stewardship Project, a Canadian environmental policy research think tank which evidently feels the need to put quotation marks around words like “green energy” and “environmentalists”, lays out a strategy which quite likely involves a child blowing on a dandelion ….

Fri, 2007-01-12 10:33Richard Littlemore
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2006 Fifth Warmest Year on Record

Despite beginning the year with a chilling La Niña, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) advises that 2006 was the fifth-warmest year in recorded history and the hottest year in the U.S.

Check the attached graph and see if you buy the Dr. Bob Carter's contention that global warming ended in 1998.

Thu, 2007-01-11 14:32Kevin Grandia
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What's an "IPCC Expert Reviewer?"

A lot of climate change deniers like to tout the fact that they were an “Expert Reviewer” for the last Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and a few DeSmog readers have been asking what exactly if takes to become an “Expert Reviewer.”

Well, thanks to our friend Tim Lambert at Deltoid Blog it turns out that an “Expert Reviewer” really isn't as exciting and not nearly as prestigous as it sounds. Tim writes:

“Expert reviewer for the IPCC” doesn't mean that they asked the person to review material – all it means is that they asked to see the draft report. The only real requirement to be a reviewer is to sign an agreement not to publicly comment on the draft.”

I have confirmed this with one of the authors of the updated IPPC report.

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