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Wed, 2007-05-02 14:45Kevin Grandia
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Bios and research on Glenn Beck's global warming disinformation special

Rumour is that shock jock Glenn Beck will host the same old typical handful of global warming deniers on his CNN special tonight. They will no doubt spout the same old arguments like: “I remember when global cooling was all anyone would talk about.”

In what is becoming a perfect echo chamber, we see the same small group of mainly industry-funded “experts,” running from one ear to the next telling us that global warming is a hoax, and there is nothing to fear.

What this continuous recycling of the same 5 or 6 global warming deniers highlights more than anything is how very few there are left.

Here is the background on 3 of the known fossil fuel friendlies that will appear as “experts” on Beck's show. They are Tim Ball, Pat Michaels and CEI's Chris Horner.

Thu, 2007-04-19 08:23Ross Gelbspan
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Pity the Poor Skeptics: Nobody's Listening Any More!

Skeptics of the seriousness of global warming complained of not being heard by the public or policy makers while warning governments to take a second look at the scientific consensus on climate change.
Wed, 2007-04-18 12:24Bill Miller
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Population growth cited as key driver of climate change

Controlling population growth is a crucial factor in reducing global warming, a California group says, and America had better get a grip. Americans are already the most voracious consumers and greatest producers of greenhouse gases per capita of any nation on earth, it said, and its population “has been doubling every 40 years and is headed for one billion before the end of this century.”

Thu, 2007-04-12 19:05Kevin Grandia
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Heartland Debate Challenge Update, April 12, 2007

DeSmog Debate Challenge

Still haven't heard from them. In the meantime, please enjoy some past posts we have done on the Heartland Institute or the entry for Heartland over at Sourcewatch.

Mon, 2007-04-02 12:42Kevin Grandia
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Supreme Court decision: we oppose, but support emissions cuts?!

With the Supreme Court ruling today on greenhouse gas emission regulations, readers have been asking us who were the parties opposing the ruling.

Not surprisingly, the list includes many third-party groups representing major auto manufacturers, heavy industry, oil and gas and electrical production. We thought it would be interesting to see where each of these organizations stood on the issues of environment and global warming. And interesting it was, for example, one of the opponents of new carbon emissions regulations is the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, yet their website states that, “members of the Alliance believe that it is prudent to reduce emissions, including carbon dioxide…”

Tue, 2007-03-27 10:27Jim Hoggan
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James Inhofe: The Senator for Suspect Science

Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe got so beligerent with former Vice-President Al Gore at the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last week that new Chair Barbara Boxer had to cut him off (check out the video at the end of this post).

That, presumably, is because Senator Inhofe is accustomed to a different quality of input in testimony before this committee. When he was chair, he preferred likeminded lobbyists (Joseph Bast, Heartland Institute, testimony here) and fiction writers (Michael Chrichton, testimony here) as witnesses to committee hearings.

Thu, 2007-03-01 10:40Bill Miller
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New vehicle design surpasses California’s emission standards

Engineers at the Union of Concerned Scientists have unveiled a minivan design for an affordable, clean vehicle using existing technology and fuels that would meet or exceed global-warming pollution standards for cars and trucks adopted by California and 10 other states.

Fri, 2007-02-23 12:27Bill Miller
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Well-heeled skeptics spin drivel in struggle to scorch the planet

Our Australian friend Tim Lambert tipped DeSmog to this article in La Presse, Montreal’s largest newspaper, debunking the deniers’ arguments and linking them to such notorious organizations as the American Enterprise Institute, Cato Institute and Vancouver’s Fraser Institute.

Here's Google's attempt at a translation.

Fri, 2007-02-23 10:34Bill Miller
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Radical right attacks Arizona senator as “loony” and an “environmental extremist” over global warming

Drawing a fine bead on the messenger, a small contingent of global warming deniers has attacked Republican senator John McCain for saying inaction on climate change by the Bush administration has had damaging consequences.

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