Wed, 2007-01-31 08:30Richard Littlemore
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"Uncertainty:" Nine bullets in a 10-chamber gun

It is appropriate to concede - on the certainty point, at least - that the Fraser Institute's anti-IPCC Report Summary is correct when it concludes, “…. there will remain an unavoidable element of uncertainty as to the extent that humans are contributing to future climate change, and indeed whether or not such change is a good or bad thing.

The IPCC can say only that there is a “> 90% probability” that humans are causing catastrophic climate change ….

Wed, 2007-01-31 07:23Ross Gelbspan
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Blakemore on What's Really New About The 2007 IPCC Report

The biggest change since the last IPCC report in 2001 is clearly not in the science. It's in the audience. This time around, far more people are ready to listen.
Wed, 2007-01-31 07:17Ross Gelbspan
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Ostrich is Australia's National Bird -- and it's Prime Minister too

Prime Minister John Howard has backed a new energy report which supports his push for nuclear power as a way to combat climate change. It also says nuclear power, cleaner coal and gas would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but renewable energy such as wind and solar power would not be cost effective. “The answer is a greater emphasis on clean coal and nuclear power,” Mr Howard told reporters.
Tue, 2007-01-30 10:55Darren Barefoot
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Congrats to This Month's DeSmog Detective

Congratulations are in order for ErinC35 (that's, you know, her top secret code name) from Lasalle, Quebec. She's won a $50 iTunes gift certificate for sending us some breaking news about the activities of global warming deniers.
Tue, 2007-01-30 09:41Ross Gelbspan
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Bush Pressure on Scientists Far Wider Than Previously Thought

A survey results of federal scientists showed 46 percent felt pressure to eliminate the words “climate change,” “global warming” or similar terms from communications about their work. The scientists also reported 435 instances of political interference in their work over the past five years.


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