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Fifth Estate Slams the "Denial Machine"

CBC's news magazine show the fifth estate slammed Dr. S. Fred Singer and company out of the park last evening with the Denial Machine” , a 40-minute documentary that gave context to the current climate change debate.

Former tobacco spin-doctor plays cruel climate change hoax

Speaking of fake videos created by ExxonMobil-friendly spin doctors, according to Free Press and the Center for Media and Democracy, in June 2006 , the broadcast PR firm Medialink Worldwide put out a video news release (VNR) titled, “Global Warming and Hurricanes: All Hot Air?” Apparently, the segment was aired over WTOK in Mississippi. The firm identified “TCS Daily Science Roundtable” as the client behind the segment. But Medialink didn't disclose that TCS Daily is a website published by Tech Central Station.

Copernicus Caught Up in Climate Calamity

Although he would be horrified to know it, Nicholas Copernicus is the latest victim of the climate change dissemblers at Amy Ridenour's National Center for Public Policy Research.

Another Zinger from Singer: Can The Movie Be Far Behind?

In a new book, veteran skeptic S. Fred Singer claims that global warming is perfectly nature, unrelated to human-generated carbon emissions and caused by variations in solar intensity. Ooops!

Singer and his co-author, Dennis Avery, contend rising sea levels won't swamp coastal cities “because 90 percent of the world's remaining ice is in the melt-resistant Antarctic.” Ooops again!

Jimmy Inhofe: Don't Let the Slamming Door Hit You on Your Way Out

Before anybody gets uppity about the DeSmogBlog being partisan, we'd like to point out that some of our favourite people are Republicans (stand up California Governator and climate policy champ Arnie Schwarzenegger).

Bush's Darlin' Harlan: "US Won't Budge"

The chief U.S. climate negotiator on Monday defended Washington's stand against compulsory caps on global-warming emissions, and said it is unlikely to change during U.S. President's George W. Bush's term.

Exxon Veteran Raymond the "Jack Abramoff" of Climate Concern

In response to the news that the Bush Administration has tapped former ExxonMobil Lee Raymond to head up a panel to plot America's energy futureone critic said:  “It's like putting Jack Abramoff in charge of fighting corruption.”

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.”

UK's Call for Immediate Climate Action Met With Denial from OPEC and a Yawn from The White House

While officials in the UK used the Stern report to reiterate the urgency and imminence of dangerous climate change, officials in OPEC proclaimed such concerns had “no foundation in science.”  As for the Bush Administration, the response was yet another “stay the course.

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.  

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