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Thu, 2006-11-30 16:39Kevin Grandia
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Supreme Court scientific circus act

As the Supreme Court global warming case enters its second full day, the circus act on the administrative side of the floor continues. Today, Deputy Solicitor General Gregory Garre, first admitting that he had limited knowledge of climate science, proceeds to state that there is a “likely connection” between greenhouse gases and global warming but that “it cannot unequivocally established.”
Thu, 2006-11-30 16:17Richard Littlemore
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Fox News: "Happy Feet an Animated Inconvenient Truth"

It's important to watch FoxNews once in a while, to be reminded what kind of goofiness is being foisted on the public in the guise of news. Take, for example, Neil Cavuto's recent fit about someone slipping thoughtful messages into children's movies.

Cavuto and Fox movie reviewer Holly McClure are apoplectic because Happy Feet, the most popular movie in America for the last two weeks, takes aim at the issue of overfishing, which Cavuto calls a “far left message” that suggests “humans and big business are to blame.” He concluded:

“My biggest thing was — you can make a political statement all you want — adult movie and all. I just think it’s a little tacky, and … big-time objectionable when you start foisting it on kids who don’t know any better.”

 
Wed, 2006-11-29 15:15Kevin Grandia
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Inhofe's last stand

Sources are telling DeSmog that on Dec. 6th a last and final attack on climate change science and the media will be mounted by Sen. James Inhofe, outgoing chair of the Envrionment and Public Works Committee .

For his final committee comedy act, Inhofe has proposed an interesting line-up of witnesses, all of them, unsuprisingly, close to the fossil fuel industry-backed war on science. First up will be Dr. Bob Carter an Australian who's affiliations include the fossil fuel industry friendly (and funded) Institute of Public Affairs. Second up is David Deming, an “adjunct scholar” for the National Centre for Policy Analysis…

Wed, 2006-11-29 12:13Ross Gelbspan
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Justice Scalia, No Scientist, Turns to Comedy Instead!

Scalia leaves Supreme Court petitioners up in the air!

The US Supreme Court heard the first case to involve global warming. The case, titled Massachusetts v. EPA, was brought by a dozen states and 13 environmental organizations to force the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

During the arguments, Justice Antonin Scalia provided some comic relief. According to press reports, Scalia prompted laughter when he questioned whether carbon dioxide was an air pollutant or a stratosphere pollutant.”Respectfully, your honor, it is not the stratosphere. It's the troposphere,” said Milkey, referring to atmospheric layers that can be affected by pollution.

Tue, 2006-11-28 13:31Ross Gelbspan
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Arnie to Inhofe: 'You're Stone Age'

Schwarzenegger: Pay No Attention to Inhofe!
Tue, 2006-11-28 10:32Kevin Grandia
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No thanks Al, we'll stick with the tiger

When Laurie David approached the National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA) to offer 50,000 free DVD copies of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth she was surpised by the answer: “Thanks but no thanks.” In a recent Washington Post editorial titled “Science a la Joe Camel,” David, who is one of the producers on Gore's movie, explains that the rebuke was due to concern over that other “unnecessary risk upon the [NSTA] capital campaign, especially certain targeted supporters.” Any guesses about who those “targetted supporters” might be? I know, it's getting old, but I'm sure you guessed it: ExxonMobil.
Mon, 2006-11-27 13:23Ross Gelbspan
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A Cato-tonic Response

A Sure-Fire Recipe For Global Bankruptcy.

Two skeptics at the Cato Institute now argue that it's wasteful to spend money addressing the climate crisis because succeeding generations will be so much wealthier that the cost to them will be negligible. What they don't tell us is that if we don't deal with this issue a.s.a.p., succeeding generations will be bankrupt by mid-century.

Tue, 2006-11-21 14:37Kevin Grandia
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Mooney unveils Storm World

Republican War on Science author, Chris Mooney, has unveiled a few details about his new book Storm World today.

Tue, 2006-11-21 14:01Kevin Grandia
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Sponsors pull plug on Tech Central Station

Looks like former tobacco spin doctor Doug Goodyear's DCI Group is getting with the times and letting loose it's controversial TCSDaily project. As many know, the ExxonMobil sweetheart TCSDaily has been a bastion of the climate change denial movement for quite some time now. You also may remember that DCI Group was embroiled in a bit of controversy lately over a YouTube Al Gore spoof video they produced and posted under the guise of 29-year old amatuer filmmaker.

Mon, 2006-11-20 19:22Kevin Grandia
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Real Climate blasts Singer and Avery's junk science

Ever wonder what real science looks like, compared to the junk science of those who say climate change is nothing to worry about? If yes, then check out a fresh post by our friends at RealClimate.org.

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