The plaintiff Dr. Tim Ball - much maligned even before he launched his ill-fated lawsuit against Dr. Dan Johnson - is in for another thrashing in the (attached) Statement of Defence filed in December by the Calgary Herald.
The California governor continues to lead the global warming battle today with news he will ask regulators to order petroleum refiners and gasoline merchants to cut by 10 per cent the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with their products. He wants the cuts completed by 2020.
Update: GM issued this statment in reaction to the BBC story referred to below.
With comments like this on global warming from Chrysler's chief economist Van Jolissaint, it's no wonder Chrysler continues it's steady slide in profits. According to a BBC report out this morning, Jolissaint went on a global warming screed during a private breakfast…
The 2006 average annual temperature for the continental U.S. was the warmest on record, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. The agency began keeping such records in 1895.
Democracy is utterly dependent upon an electorate that is accurately informed. In promoting climate change denial (and often denying their responsibility for doing so) industry has done more than endanger the environment. It has undermined democracy.
There is a vast difference between putting forth a point of view, honestly held, and intentionally sowing the seeds of confusion. Free speech does not include the right to deceive. Deception is not a point of view. And the right to disagree does not include a right to intentionally subvert the public awareness.