Thu, 2007-01-11 11:25Richard Littlemore
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Exxon Acknowledges Climate Change, cuts CEI's funding

“We know enough now - or, society knows enough now - that the risk is serious and action should be taken.”

Exxon Vice President for Public Affairs Kenneth Cohen

In an interview reported in the Wall Street Journal today, Kenneth Cohen began to shift Exxon's corporate positioning on climate change, accepting the reliability of the science and announcing that Exxon has stopped funding climate change deniers like the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).

Thu, 2007-01-11 09:51Richard Littlemore
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It's the 21st Century Economy, Stupid

In this response to Terence Corcoran's Suzuki attack earlier this week (Crude, Simple and Impoverished Thinking), University of BC Trudeau Scholar David R. Boyd dismsantles Corcoran's argument that Canada's poor environmental performance is an inevitable consequence of our strong economy.
Thu, 2007-01-11 07:30Ross Gelbspan
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EU Vows Stiffest Cuts Ever -- 20% Below 1990 Levels by 2020

The European Commission has announced what it says are the world's most ambitious targets for fighting climate change, proposing the bloc cut greenhouse gases by at least 20 percent by 2020 from 1990 levels.

Thu, 2007-01-11 05:50Richard Littlemore
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NRSP Bashing Gets Gritty

Tom Harris, executive director and lead PR guy for the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (Not Really Science People), is being subjected to a liberal amount of piling on at BigCityLib, where they object to the notion that his organization is apolitical. The original BigCityLib posting is here .
Wed, 2007-01-10 21:07Kevin Grandia
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It's not easy pretending to be green

Once in a while a great public information campaign comes along, and this one by the Rain Forest Action Network fits the bill.

At the Detroit Auto Show, they had a full-size Kermit the Frog complaining about it's involvement in Ford Motor Company advertisements. As DeSmog readers well know , Ford Motor Company promotes a very green image, while continuing to fund organizations, like the Competitive Enterprise Institute, that sow doubt about the realities of global warming.


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