This is a guest post by Gus Van Harten, professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School and author of Sold Down the Yangtze: Canada's Lopsided Investment Deal with China. This post originally...
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 ….
“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).
- Civil Engineer (Studied electrical and control engineering). 
Peter Dietze is an independent energy advisor from Bavaria, Germany. He is an electrical engineer. According to one profile, Dietze studied electrical and control engineering and his professional work was in “software development for power system control.”
The Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.'s favorite industry-funded “environmental think tank,” offered up a definitive article on climate change in July of this year.
The CEI began by saying: “Global warming is happening and man is responsible for at least some of it.”
You can click here and read the entire, tortured, outdated 2,913-word argument about how that's really okay – how facing the problem might cause economic dislocation among CEI's major funders – but we think we have excerpted the most important part of the paper in those opening 14 words.