Wed, 2006-09-13 07:35Richard Littlemore
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"Climate Change - It's the Apocalypse, Stupid"

This short essay by Australian Jesuit scholar Mark Byne is a little hyperbolic - a little apocalyptic - but worth it for the headline alone.
Tue, 2006-09-12 16:29Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball on the "Arrogance" of Friends of Science

Just a little confused“One of the things that angers me are these groups like Friends of Science. Now think of the arrogance of the title of that. Basically, what they are saying is that if you're not in our group, you're not a friend of science, or Friend of the Earth I should say. Sorry, the Friends of the Earth.” - Dr. Tim Ball, Senior Scientific Advisor for the Friends of Science
Tue, 2006-09-12 11:11Richard Littlemore
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Margaret Wente's Climate Conversion: From Denial to Despair

Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente, who was still contesting the science of climate change as recently as last December, has become a convert.

In her column today (we regret that the Globe finds her prose too precious to share online) she begins by saying:

“Last week a clear-headed woman (Frances Cairncross, president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science) got up and said in public what no politician, not even Stephen Harper, is brave enough to say.

Tue, 2006-09-12 10:43Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball Completes Transition to Politician

Finally, Tim Ball has found a room in which he is unquestionably qualified to speak: On Friday, Sept. 22, Canada's foremost climate change denier will be the main course at a Conservative Party of Canada “breakfast event” in Victoria, B.C.
The invitation heralds “Dr Timothy Ball Ph.D.” the second reference to his strained academic credential apparently being there in case you missed the implication of the first.
Whether Dr. Ball was ever justified in passing himself off as a senior climate scientist (as opposed to a junior geographical historian) is a topic of justifiable debate, but there is no question that since his retirement 10 years ago, he has committed no act of science worth recording in a reputable scientific journal. It's also true that he has spent much of the last year as a pretty-much full-time campaigner against  the recognition of climate change as a matter of urgent public interest.
Mon, 2006-09-11 20:35Sarah Pullman
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Junkman Milloy spins himself into corporate caveman

In a recent diatribe on Fox News, the tall hog at the spin-doctoring trough took aim at Ford Motor Co.'s Bill Ford, BP's Lord John Browne and General Electric's Jeff Immelt for recognizing the risks of climate change and advocating corporate policies to combat it. Utilizing logic only the “junkman” could spin, well-heeled corporate lackey Steven Milloy tells us environmentally aware chief executives and business don't mix, then gives examples that illustrate why business needs more green CEOs.

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