It's Getting Hot in Here

The US National Climatic Data Center just released data that shows that the period between January and June of 2007 constitutes the second warmest on record for that time period.

During the same period, the Southeast has been the second driest on record.

H/T: Think Progress.

Shell's Greenwashing Advertisements 'misleading'

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to withdrawal 'misleading' advertising in Holland after the environmental group Friends of the Earth claimed the ads were a case of “greenwashing.”

The ads showing flowers emitting from smoke stacks made the claim that Shell's greenhouse gas emissions were being recycled and used to grow flowers in actual greenhouses. The Dutch Advertising Code Authority stated, “Shell suggests that all of these gases are recycled and that is not the case, so our committee found a misleading environmental claim.”

So What's the "Smog"-o-sphere?

One of our readers just emailed asking who we would consider to be part of the “Smog”-o-sphere, the antithesis of the “DeSmog”-o-sphere.

Here's a few of the blog sites we keep our eye on:

Heritage Foundation Blog

CEI's Open Market Blog

Heartland Institute Blog

National Association of Manufacturer's Blog

NewsBusters

Amy Ridenour's National Policy Blog

Michelle Malkin's Blog

So there you go. The Smog-o-Sphere. Who did we miss?

Around the DeSmog-o-Sphere

Here's some great posts we've come across from our friends and fellow DeSmoggers (p.s. if you want to be added to our blogroll, drop me a line at: desmogblog[at]gmail.com):

At Ecotality Blog, Adam Seigel writes:

Amid the discussions of Global Warming today and in the years to come, vigilance to language, to framing, to nuance is and will remain an imperative as we seek a path forward to a sustainable and prosperous energy future (Energize America).

ABC Australia's Tony Jones and Durkin Transcript

For those of the paper-print orientation, attached is a transcription of the ABC Australia's Tony Jones interview with “Great Global Warming Swindle” director, Martin Durkin.

Probably a good idea to store this one away. You never know when YouTube will pull down the videos.

Thanks to our anonymous friend in the UK for sending this on to us. Fabulous!

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