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Tue, 2006-11-07 14:12Kevin Grandia
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NRSP = "Now Really Secret Payments"

Tim Lambert, at deltoid, has come up with another great play on words for the NRSP, Canada's new climate change denial group, . As we reported yesterday, the executive director of the Natural Resource Stewardship Project, Tom Harris, claims that “a confidentiality agreement doesn't allow him to say whether energy companies are funding his group.” We thought tagging the NRSP as “Not Really Science People” was clever, but Tim has added to the fun by claiming Harris recieves “Now Really Secret Payments.
Tue, 2006-11-07 09:08Richard Littlemore
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NRSP: Climate Change Denial Wrapped Up as Science

Natural Resources Stewardship Project (think: Not Really Science People) Executive Director Tom Harris is back in the only venue that seems willing to give him a soapbox, the “news” site Canada Free Press. And he's up to the same tawdry tricks as ever.



Mon, 2006-11-06 16:49Kevin Grandia
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Are the Estonians funding the NRSP?

Canada's latest and greatest climate change denial group, the Natural Resource Stewardship Project, has come up with a laughable reason for hiding it's funding sources. According to a recent CanWest News Service article, the NRSP's executive director, Tom Harris, states that “a confidentiality agreement doesn't allow him to say whether energy companies are funding his group.”

Unfortunately for Harris and his secretive little club, such a a statement does not diffuse speculation, it only begs the question more. What organization could be funding Harris's NRSP that necessitates such secrecy? Even the Competitive Enterprise Intstitute, an industry front group with a great deal more profile than the NRSP, readliy admits they lobby-for-dollars on behalf of of industry leaders like Ford Motor Company and ExxonMobil.

Sat, 2006-11-04 10:36Richard Littlemore
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NRSP Makes it on the Sourcewatch List

The Natural Resources Stewardship Project, has raised its profile at least enough to get noticed on Sourcewatch, the internet's best resource on the perversion by public discourse by public relations professionals.
Sat, 2006-11-04 09:47Richard Littlemore
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NRSP: Climate Change Deniers-Are-Us

Congratulations to Tom Harris, executive director of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (better known as Not Really Science People), who has scoured the earth for “experts” prepared to deny the science behind climate change and has found a couple of people we'd never heard of before.

Most (27) of Harris's 31 “experts” fall nicely into the category of “usual suspects,” having all signed the infamous Letter of 60, demanding that the Canadian government take NO action on climate change. (Kudos to Harris for his success on that front, as well.)
Tue, 2006-10-17 14:31Jim Hoggan
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NRSP: Not Really Science People

The new public relations group calling itself the Natural Resources Stewardship Project is a classic example of an astroturf group - a surprisingly well-funded PR team that presents itself as a grassroots organization.
Sat, 2006-10-14 06:16Richard Littlemore
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NRSP: Not Really Serious People

A quick Google News search reveals that the triumphant introduction Thursday of a new astroturf group, the National Resources Stewardship Project, produced exactly zero news stories. I couldn't even find a hit on Canada Free Press.

Someone should explain to NRSP PR honcho Tom Harris that if you're looking for media attention, you shouldn't choose a front man (Tim Ball) who has no credibility and who has made himself a national pariah by suing the biggest news conglomerate in the country (Canwest Global through the Calgary Herald) for an imaginary libel.
Thu, 2006-10-12 18:07Richard Littlemore
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Discredited Friends of Science Re-emerge as the Natural Resources Stewardship Project

A breathless news release announced Thursday that Dr. Tim Ball is now the chair of a new “environmental” group called the Natural Resources Stewardship Project.

The snazzy new NRSP website announces a broad array of principles and strategies, but their goal is simple:
NRSP’s first campaign is focused on dispelling the notion that Canada needs CO2 reduction plans.
Here we have yet another “grassroots” organization, emerging spontaneously to fight the demonic international conspiracy to recognize the global threat of climate change.
Tue, 2006-07-11 10:14Kevin Grandia
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Blogger Perisic Slams the Harris Spin Machine

A Climate of Convenient Truthiness
Guerilla News Network blogger S. Perisic deconstructs the deconstructors in this great piece aimed directly at High Park Group lobbyist and climate change spinner extraordinaire, Tom Harris.
Fri, 2006-06-09 14:52Jim Hoggan
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Failing to Question the Sources of Climate Change Denial Isn't Fair to Citizens Concerned About Climate Change

(The following is a response to a recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun.)

I am not a scientist. I am not a climate change expert. I’m a PR guy; I have been in the business for more than 25 years. So I know a public relations campaign when I see one, and lately, Canadians have been treated to a stunning example.

It began, in earnest, a month ago with wide release of a letter from 60 “experts” taking issue with the current consensus on climate change. That petition was repudiated by a second letter, signed by 90 of the top climate scientists in the country, but it didn't stop those in the first group from flooding the country's opinion pages with “climate skeptic” reports and, most recently, from hitting the talk circuit.

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