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Thu, 2006-11-02 06:23Ross Gelbspan
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Muzzlebusters Swing into Action at NASA, NOAA

The Inspectors General for the Commerce Department (of which NOAA is a division) and NASA have begun “coordinated, sweeping investigations of the Bush administration's censorship and suppression” of federal research into global warming, according to Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) – who said, “Taxpayers do not fund scientific research so the Bush White House can alter it.”

Sat, 2006-10-28 08:36Ross Gelbspan
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Scientific Debate Gets Personal

At a climate conference, climate skeptic William Gray accused IPCC scientist Kevin Trenberth of “selling his soul to the devil.”  Trenberth, in turn, blasted Gray for aligning himself with industry-funded skeptics.  
Thu, 2006-10-26 08:28Ross Gelbspan
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Bush Taps Former Exxon CEO to Chart U.S. Energy Future

The Bush administration has appointed former ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond and the National Petroleum Council to chart America's energy future. Raymond, chair of the NPC, is to provide the administration with policy recommendations for the long-term direction of the nation's energy policy. Raymond was granted the power to handpick the study's leadership.
Wed, 2006-10-25 07:05Ross Gelbspan
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Rising Temperatures Bring the Lawyers out of the Woodwork

Plaintiffs are currently bringing at least 16 lawsuits in US federal and state courts to force emissions reductions because of global warming.  It's by far the most attention the issue has ever received in US courts.
Wed, 2006-10-25 06:48Ross Gelbspan
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Inhofe: Newsweek Blows Hot and Cold on Warming

For years, the skeptics have tried to discredit global warming projections by noting that, several decades ago, scientists were just as concerned about global cooling.  Now it turns out that Sen. James Inhofe (“Global Warming is the Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated on the American Public”) has pressured Newsweek Magazine into highlighting this change. In fact  some scientists say, their early concerns about climate change were not unjustified – since escalating climatic instability is the hallmark of early stage global warming.

Mon, 2006-10-23 17:26Sarah Pullman
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Brilliant Bioneers

I had the privilege this past weekend of attending the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California. If you care about our planet and the people and creatures that live upon it, and you've never heard of Bioneers, then do yourself a favour and check out this incredible event and network.

It's a three-day event that has been happening annually for 17 years now. Every morning there are plenary speakers, and the afternoons are devoted to break-out sessions and panels. One of the coolest parts of Bioneers is that after it grew too big for the Marin Center where it's held, they began holding satellite conferences all over America. This year, there were 18 satellite events, which all feature live simulcast video of the plenary speakers, and then local workshops in the afternoons.
Wed, 2006-10-18 09:36Kevin Grandia
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CBC on Shwarzenegger and Canada's climate change conundrum

CBC National's Sasha Perticic did a great piece last night on California's efforts to tackle climate change. In the report, Schwarzenegger urges Canada and Mexico to join California in it's fight against C02 emissions created by the burning of fossil fuels.


Fri, 2006-10-13 11:32Kevin Grandia
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Congress candidate Michele Bachmann's comedy act

Check out this video of Minnesota Senator Michele Bachmann's stance on climate change. The absurdity of her Inhofean message is definitely not lost on her audience.


Fri, 2006-10-13 08:43Ross Gelbspan
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New York Times Nails Inhofe's "hysteria" mongering

Since the environmental and scientific community presents too puny a target, Sen. James Inhofe (“Global warming is the greatest hoax etc.”) is now attacking the New York Times. A recent Times editorial concluded: “Mr. Inhofe has buttressed himself with a small jury of scientists who argue that climate change is only natural. But he has really buttressed himself with the will to disbelieve. He accuses scientists and the media of hysteria. But if there is such a thing as a hysteria of doubt, then Mr. Inhofe is its master.”

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