Mon, 2007-02-26 20:57Kevin Grandia
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DeSmog Radio is on the air

Hot off the CBC presses!! The audio track of DeSmog co-founder Jim Hoggan spreading the DeSmog message is now available.

Titled Spin Cycles. CBC veteran Ira Basen has been running this brilliant 6-part series all about the world of PR spin. The global warming deniers and their energy-industry lobbyist friends will surely enjoy this special

Mon, 2007-02-26 13:38Bill Miller
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Governors from five western states join forces against global warming

Blaming inaction by the Bush Administration, the governors of Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington have agreed to develop a regional target to lower greenhouse gases and create a program aimed at helping businesses reach the still-undecided goals.

Mon, 2007-02-26 12:06Bill Miller
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$350-million study of North, South polar changes set

Scientists from 60 countries will camp on drifting Arctic sea ice and trek to uncharted Antarctic mountains to clarify the role of greenhouse gases and global warming in the rapid changes already occurring at both poles. Called the International Polar Year despite its two-year timetable, it is the fourth such integrated Arctic and Antarctic science effort since 1881. The last ended in 1958.

Mon, 2007-02-26 12:02Kevin Grandia
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Global GHG Emissions help

A lot of readers have been asking us to help them find the latest on green-house gas emission totals per country. I came across some resources lately on the United Nations site that I thought I would share. I will permanently store them under the media resources section of DeSmog.

The Globalis Total GHG Emissions interactive map.

Greenhouse Gas emissions per country, per year.

Mon, 2007-02-26 08:23Emily Murgatroyd
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Academy Awards Oscar to 'An Inconvenient Truth'

Last night's Academy Awards weren't as boring as I thought they would be. Admittedly I usually skip them but I was holding out for the 'Best Documentary' category to see if Davis Guggenheim et al would get the recognition they so richly deserved.

And I was not disappointed. Neither, I suspect, were millions of other human beings who got their first dose of the dangers of global warming through watching this highly acclaimed documentary. It may just be a gold statue, but it certainly represents an encouraging turn in public understanding around climate change.

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