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The Fraser Institute - Canada's answer to the worst oil company apologists among the U.S. think tanks- is preaching panic over U.S.presidential candidates' promises to finally begin to address global warming.
“No matter which candidate emerges the victor come November, Canada will likely confront an administration that is less friendly to its petroleum products than its predecessors have been,” writes Diane Katz.
One great highlight, talking about why the scientific consensus isn't reflected in the news media:
[That] is a testament to the power of public relations. Most people have heard it said that you shouldn't believe everything you read in the newspaper. Well, let me tell you, if you've spent your time with PR people, you'd feel that very, very strongly. Most public relations people spend far more time on a story than a reporter can. And many of those stories, particularly as they relate to climate change, are manufactured, basically. There is actually a group of people who are out there trying to confuse the public about climate change, and they are very skilful at it. These people are good communications people.The Tyee is a great source of forward thinking online journalism, based right here in Vancouver. Their site is also home to a buzzing community of people who comment on the pieces they write, so take a moment to check out the commentary as well… and maybe even contribute yourself.