The number of anti-science decisions the federal government has made in recent years is staggering: axing the...
UPDATE: sent this email to the University of Calgary today requesting an update. I'll let you know what I hear back.
According to this email exchange (pdf.) posted to sourcewatch, it looks like the University of Calgary is considering an audit of the controversial 'Science Education Fund' that was used to fund the oil-industry backed so-called 'Friends of Science.'
The exchange is dated back to March, 2007 with no further updates. I've sent off an email to the University of Calgary requesting an update.
If any of our readers has an update, send me an email at desmogblog [at] gmail.com.
It's not surprising that a quickly acknowledged and corrected discrepancy in temperature recording by NASA was pounced on by the denier camp to further the proof that global warming is a hoax! Unsurprisingly, the reports have been biased and have omitted certain key facts, not the least of which is that the GLOBAL temperature record (it is after all, global warming) remains largely unaffected by the corrected data.
New Republic has published an excellent review of the facts using - wait for it - scientific data!
As global warming redefines the rules of both nature and politics, environmentalists and their political allies have come to realize that logging is less harmful for the planet than unchecked sprawl. And $70 million has been earmarked in the state budget to prevent its forests from being converted to housing and commercial developments.
A new study based on more than 20 years’ of data from forests in Panama and Malaysia says climate change could force a 50 per cent reduction in the rate that tropical trees grow, severely eroding or even eliminating their ability to cleanse the air of carbon dioxide.