Wed, 2006-10-11 12:37Richard Littlemore
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John Ibbitson, Who May or May Not Have a Clue

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's principal apologist in the national media, the Globe and Mail columnist John Ibbitson, had a little hissy today about the vacuous nature of the federal government's impending Clean Air Act. It seemed, for a moment, that he was actually going to criticize the Harper government - not quite a first, but a rarity.
Wed, 2006-10-11 12:16Richard Littlemore
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Canadian Environment Minister Bungles Carbon Credit Issue

Enviro Min. Rona AmbroseIt's always good politics to blame your predecessors in government for their mistakes, but Conservative Environment Minister Rona Ambrose is finding that tactic can be risky when you get caught making the mistakes up.

Wed, 2006-10-11 10:08Richard Littlemore
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Tim Ball: Finding New Ways to Fudge His Credentials

In a September 26, 2006 letter to the Royal Society, Dr. Tim Ball, the leading signatory, identifies himself as “Professor of Climatology, University of Winnipeg.”

Not quite. From 1988 until his retirement in 1996, Dr. Ball was a Professor of Geography at that university. He has not, since, had any official position at U of W or at any university. So, he is not now a Professor of Climatology at the University of Winnipeg and, arguably, never was.
Wed, 2006-10-11 09:22Ross Gelbspan
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Harper Follows Bush In Adopting Sham Emissions Measurement

When  Prime Minister Harper announced he will adopt an “intensity based” system for measuring greenhouse emissions, he was following the lead of President George W. Bush in using “greenhouse intensity” as a bogus way to measure carbon emissions.  The “intensity based” system would do nothing to cut emissions – only marginally slow their growth. Moreover, as a “voluntary” mechanism, they would attract few, if any, serious polluters. “Intensity based” is merely a new form of jargon for “business as usual” while the world burns.  

Tue, 2006-10-10 16:37Richard Littlemore
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Heartland Institute: Don't Rely on Us for Significant Decisions

Just stumbled upon a site called Climate Search, a disinformation centre run by the Heartland Institute. The Heartland Institute suggests that it is “a genuinely independent source of research and commentary.”


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