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Wed, 2007-01-03 15:46Kevin Grandia
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And Exxon's response?

Here's and ABC news article outlining Exxon's response to the Union of Concerned Scientists well-written and scathing piece on ExxonMobil.

Choice quote from Exxon's spokeman, David Gardner: “Even with many scientific uncertainties, the risk that greenhouse gas emissions may have serious impacts justifies taking action. What is clear today is that greenhouse gas emissions are one of the factors that contribute to climate change, and that the use of fossil fuels is a major source of these emissions.”

Tue, 2007-01-02 17:16Kevin Grandia
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Romm's hell and high water slams "denyers and delayers"

Haven't read former US department of energy, assistant secretary, Joseph Romm's book Hell or High Water yet, but I will after seeing some of the quotes from this recent book review:

Helping plant these doubts [about global warming] is a handful of scientist-commentators – “A group small enough to fit into a typical home bathroom,” writes Romm – who are often funded by the oil and gas industry and are adept at exploiting one of the media's biggest vulnerabilities: Its pursuit of balance.

Thu, 2006-12-28 11:41Bill Miller
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Bush administration waffles over Arctic ice but science doesn't

As reported, the Bush Administration has proposed listing polar bears as a threatened species. But it's still unclear whether it's going to curb greenhouse-gas emissions to secure their survival.
Wed, 2006-12-27 12:18Bill Miller
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Bush Administration to list polar bears as threatened species

Responding to pressure from environmental groups, the Bush Administration is proposing to list polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Environmentalists hope the move will lead to a curb on greenhouse-gas emissions.
Wed, 2006-12-20 14:55Ross Gelbspan
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For this enviros celebrated the US Election results? Oy!

“The [human] race of which you and I are a part, is great at having consensuses that are in great error. And so I want to get the scientific facts, and find out what the situation is…”

These words were uttered by:

(1) Bjorn Lomborg,

(2) Christopher Monckton,

(3) former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond,

(4) Rep. John Dingell, incoming Democratic chair of the House Energy and Commerce committee
Fri, 2006-12-15 10:41Kevin Grandia
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NASA: 2006 continues heatwave records

Thought it was a little warmer than usual this summer? Well that's because it was. NASA is reporting out today that 2006 will most likely be the 5th hottest year on record since we began recording global temperature in the 1880's. The five warmest years on record in descending order are 2005, 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2006.
Thu, 2006-12-14 17:30Ross Gelbspan
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When good news, meets strange logic

Here's the climate equivalent of “Why Isn't the Press Publishing the Good News from Iraq?”

Pat Michaels used to be one of the more lucid, logical and persuasive skeptics. But poor Pat appears to be seriously losing his marbles.
Thu, 2006-12-14 09:57Ross Gelbspan
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Bush Extends Censorship to USGS

The Bush administration is clamping down on scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the latest agency subjected to controls on research that might go against official policy.
Wed, 2006-12-13 11:25Kevin Grandia
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Exxon lobby group named "year's most influential" in global climate change

The US Weather Channel's “climate change mission statement ” reads: “Throughout the world, people are confused about climate change and global warming, [the Weather Channel] will provide a place where sound science can be heard.”

As regular DeSmog readers know, much of the confusion and doubt in the general public around the issue of climate change and the discussion around “sound science” has been at the hands of industry and oil company funded front groups. Such groups serve the purpose of doing and saying the things a modern day corporation cannot …

Tue, 2006-12-12 15:07Bill Miller
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Utility industry clings to coal despite growing opposition

Power companies are mounting new plans for coal-fired plants despite growing public and political opposition to greenhouse-gas emissions. This comes amid expectations those emissions eventually will be subject to federal restrictions, especially after the recent Democratic congressional sweep. Even some industry officials are cautiously jumping on side. Are coal's days numbered?

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