Fri, 2006-10-06 13:13Sarah Pullman
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Check "This" Out

It's been out for a couple of weeks now, but make sure you don't miss this article in “This” Magazine – a smart, thoughtful publication, grown locally up here in Canada.

It's a good primer to the way that public relations has been employed in Canada with regards to climate change. If you've been listening at all to the discussion north of the border, you've heard the phrase “made in Canada” a hundred thousand times. But did you know where that came from? It's a legacy of the Canadian Coalition for Responsible Environmental Solutions, which was a coalition manufactured in 2002 by National Public Relations, Canada's largest PR firm.
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Fri, 2006-10-06 11:52Sarah Pullman
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Canada's Kyoto Mess

There's a great piece by our friend Mitchell Anderson over at The Tyee this week. It's a look at Canada and our relationship to Kyoto, and what role the oil companies have to play in that… specifically, “a deal quietly penned between Ottawa and Canadian oil industry in 2002 that essentially killed any chance Canada had to meet our obligations under Kyoto agreement.”


Fri, 2006-10-06 11:32Richard Littlemore
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"It is shocking children are being indoctrinated with such nonsense"

Then again, would you leave your children in the hands of, the Australian “climate expert” who says that global warming stopped in 1998?
Fri, 2006-10-06 09:42Jim Hoggan
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Climate Change Denial - Breaking the Holocaust Link

There has been an increasing amount of coverage lately about the (anticipated) death of free speech - about the demonizing of people who deny climate change.

This is a dangerous and slightly desperate trend, because it tends to remove climate science from the climate change debate. It also preys on journalists' darkest fears: that the scourge of censorship, once unleashed, will invade every aspect of their practice.

The most recent outcry in defence of climate change denial arose when the prestigious UK science body, the Royal Society, made the unusual public gesture of demanding that ExxonMobil stop funding organizations that attack the climate change consensus.
Fri, 2006-10-06 07:58Ross Gelbspan
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A dirtier, less safe world? Bank on it

The World Bank, which has invested over $25 billion in oil, gas and coal projects since 1992, when the Climate Convention was signed, has yet to learn the meaning of sustainability.  The Bank is now promoting the growth of coal and nuclear technologies as panaceas for developing countries.  

 

 

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