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Wed, 2007-03-21 10:37Bill Miller
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Global warming a “weapon of mass destruction,” says British climatologist

Accused of overstating the hazard, climate experts are striking back over the seriousness of climate change. One climate expert said it posed a greater threat than terrorism.

Tue, 2007-03-20 09:47Bill Miller
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Don’t “cry wolf” on climate-change risks, scientists say

Two leading UK climate researchers say some of their peers are “overplaying” the global warming message and risk confusing the public about the threat. Both hold the mainstream view that human activity is the cause of climate change, but they think catastrophism and “Hollywoodisation” of weather and climate actually undermine the scientific truth.

Fri, 2007-03-16 12:51Bill Miller
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Carbon-footprint label introduced to guide consumers

The labeling scheme , operated by the Carbon Trust, will show shoppers how much carbon was emitted in the manufacture and transportation of goods. Participating companies will have to agree to slash the product’s “carbon footprint” to stay in the program.

Wed, 2007-03-14 11:00Bill Miller
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Poll finds worldwide agreement climate change is a threat

An international poll of 17 countries found widespread accord that climate change is a problem, but division as to whether it is sufficiently urgent to require immediate, costly measures.
Tue, 2007-03-13 13:30Kevin Grandia
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Monbiot on the Channel 4 Swindle

Here's author and UK Gaurdian columinist, George Monbiot's take on the Channel 4 “Great Global Warming Swindle” piece.
Tue, 2007-03-13 08:51Bill Miller
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Britain to propose first-ever legally binding carbon-emission cuts

UK’s environment secretary has unveiled draft legislation to slash greenhouse-gas emissions by 60 per cent by 2050. If they miss the figure, future governments could be taken to court.

Mon, 2007-03-12 17:06Kevin Grandia
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DSBlog game: what's wrong with this picture?

What's wrong with this picture

Here's a fun, albeit easy, game of “tell me what's wrong with this picture” for you regular DSB'ers out there.

As many of you know this is Tim Ball , star of the recent “Great Global Warming Swindle” that is receiiving a regular thrashing right now, even by one of the scientists that appeared in the film. I blurred it a little to make at least somewhat of a challenge.

Mon, 2007-03-12 15:44Kevin Grandia
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A Global Warming Swindle play-by-play

The UK Channel 4 documentary “The Great Global Warming Swindle ” has been touted by deniers and slammed by a lot of others, including one scientist who appeared in the film. Having taken a quick glance over the movie, the first thing that jumps out is that it's the same guys we write about on DSBlog all the time. There's nothing new here that we have not heard ad naseum from the same handful of global warming deniers.

Here's a few obvious points:

Putting lipstick on a Llama: Tim Ball, retired professor at the University of Winnipeg's department of geography, has magically turned into “Professor Tim Ball, University of Winnipeg, Department of Climatology.” Here's some more on Tim Ball.

$100 in iTunes to the first person to find the elusive department of climatology at the University of Winnipeg. I'll even give you the list of departments at U of W to make it easier.

Fri, 2007-03-09 10:44Bill Miller
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UK pushes climate change for UN debate; US and China skeptical

Britain is trying to get climate change on the agenda of the UN Security Council for the first time. Diplomats have been lobbying for an unprecedented public debate on the issue when Britain takes over presidency of the 15-member council next month.

Fri, 2007-03-09 09:18Richard Littlemore
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"The Great Global Warming Swindle"

Here's a tart review of the above-named UK Channel 4 TV program that aired last night. The review, by Climate Outreach and Information Network executive director George Marshall, comes complete with background information and links on the usual suspects who will go to any lengths to deny the science of climate change. It sounds like the show was pretty much what we would have expected: lots of hyperbole, zero reliable science.

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