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Tue, 2008-03-04 16:18Kevin Grandia
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CEI Letter Outlines TV Ad Attack Campaign

Below is a fundraising letter one of our loyal readers sent along, penned by Fred Smith, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

It's quite the vitriolic and desperate pitch for money - something the CEI is no doubt in need of after their fall from grace with oil giant ExxonMobil. This vast government, media, science conspiracy theory stuck in Smith's head isn't going to save any shred of credibility he and his organization might have left.

And it won't endear him with media, who he describes in the letter as being “remarkably gullible.”

Wed, 2007-10-24 14:34Emily Murgatroyd
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NASA video: astounding arctic sea ice melt

Here's new NASA satellite video showing the astounding loss of Arctic sea ice.

Tue, 2007-06-26 10:18Kevin Grandia
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Sacbee in the Hot House

Here's a fairly new and very needed blog called the Hot House started up by Stuart Leavenworth at the Sacramento Bee.

Stuart will be covering the ins and outs of California's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. I hope that Leavenworth will be keeping an especially close eye on the lawsuit by the auto industry against the state of California that has effectively delayed action on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions for the better part of 5 years now.

For those readers not familiar with the case. Here's a basic rundown.

Wed, 2007-04-11 01:17Richard Littlemore
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CEI Climbs Down on Climate Change

The most outspoken climate-change denying U.S. think tank - recently cut off by favourite funder Exxon Mobil - has coincidentally seen the light on climate science and now acknowledges the obvious.

Check out this excellent overview, reported in The Australian, but written by The New Republic's Bradford Plumer.

Ian Clark

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Ian Clark

 Credentials

According to the NRSP, Clark completed his graduate studies at the University of Waterloo and at the Université de Paris Sud (Orsay) in isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology. [1]

 Background

Clark is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

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Thu, 2007-02-01 11:38Kevin Grandia
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CEI argues IPCC science without any scientists

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, who not even the likes of ExxonMobil want to be associated with anymore, has issued a media advisory today offering up their in-house staff as global warming “experts” available for comment on the upcoming release by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

With the IPCC report coming from scientists, you would think the CEI would be offering up scientists as global warming “experts.

Think again.

Here's some background information on each of their so-called “experts.”

Sat, 2007-01-13 10:34Jim Hoggan
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Exxon's Conversion: A Sober Second Look

Eager as we are to join the celebrations about ExxonMobil's recent climate change conversion, there are several reasons to question the sincerity of the world's biggest oil merchant .

The first is the most obvious: with the Democrats having secured control in both Houses of Congress, the energy industry expects it will soon face an outbreak of climate-change regulations. Exxon wants to be in the room to negotiate the effect of those regulations; it wants to be taken seriously on this issue and admitting the accuracy of the science is a necessary first step.
Fri, 2007-01-12 11:09Richard Littlemore
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Loiter Creekside for Skeptic Roasting

Check this Bowen Island blogger for an entertaining wrap of recent skeptic news.

Funny line of the day for climate change insiders:

The Natural Resources Stewardship Project, a Canadian environmental policy research think tank which evidently feels the need to put quotation marks around words like “green energy” and “environmentalists”, lays out a strategy which quite likely involves a child blowing on a dandelion ….

Thu, 2007-01-11 11:25Richard Littlemore
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Exxon Acknowledges Climate Change, cuts CEI's funding

“We know enough now - or, society knows enough now - that the risk is serious and action should be taken.”

Exxon Vice President for Public Affairs Kenneth Cohen

In an interview reported in the Wall Street Journal today, Kenneth Cohen began to shift Exxon's corporate positioning on climate change, accepting the reliability of the science and announcing that Exxon has stopped funding climate change deniers like the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).

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