CEI argues IPCC science without any scientists

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, who not even the likes of ExxonMobil want to be associated with anymore, has issued a media advisory today offering up their in-house staff as global warming “experts” available for comment on the upcoming release by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

With the IPCC report coming from scientists, you would think the CEI would be offering up scientists as global warming “experts.

Think again.

Here's some background information on each of their so-called “experts.”

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.

Kennedy slams Exxon's greenwash

Robert F. Kennedy has a great piece on uber-blog Huffington Post today on Exxon's new greenwashing campaign.

To quote: “In a quarter-page advertorial in Thursday's New York Times, ExxonMobil launched a new greenwashing campaign to salvage its earned reputation as Earth's number one global warming villain.”

Is Bush Serious or Coy About Climate Change?

It was just a couple of dozen words out of more than 5,000, uttered so fast that many in the audience missed them at first. But President Bush's commitment to fight global warming in his State of the Union address this week has echoed around the world and provoked debate about whether he is shifting his view of climate change.

Ostriches Still Flourish South of the Border

Less than half Americans believe global warming is due to human activities, according to a recent report from the Pew Center for People and the Press.

Oscar Nods Twice for An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's documentary on the environment received two nominations for an Academy award, one for best documentary and the other for best original score. Netting over $24 million, the film has become the third highest grossing documentary of all time.

Bush's tough talk forgets fine print

President Bush's was talking tough on cutting the US gasoline consumption last night, but The Washington Post, is reporting the real story  today.

Disappointing State of the Union

It was a night of disappointments as President G.W. Bush delivered his State of the Union Address to the joint Houses of Congress Tuesday.

First, the rumoured White House policy shift on global warming never materialized. It's true that President Bush mentioned climate change for the first time in a State of the Union address, but it was a less-than stirring reference:

“America is on the verge of technological breakthroughs… these technologies will help us become better stewards of the environment – and they will help us to confront the serious challenge of global climate change.”

Globe Condemns Arrest of DeSmogBlog Benefactor

In this excert from today's editorial , the Globe and Mail condemns the arrest this week of John Lefebvre, a friend, founder and financial supporter of the DeSmogBlog:

The U.S. crackdown on Internet gambling, a crusade that seems to involve arresting law-abiding citizens of other countries and threatening them with long prison terms, continues to claim new victims.

Hot Off the Presses: Warmed-over Denial

The Heartland Institute, one of those think tanks that Exxon may or may not have stopped funding to misrepresent climate science, has this new feature on its Environment & Climate News website. Dated February 1, 2007 (ony 10 days from now), the article is actually an edited version of the tired speech that Senator James Inhofe delivered last year when he was still the Chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee.

Wrong then. Wrong now. But with a smaller audeince.


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