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Seven Signs of Phoney Science

Thanks to Erin Jeffries for spotting this piece on the seven signs of phoney science.

1. The discoverer pitches the claim directly to the media.

Another Compilation of Sobering Climate Stories

Kudos to Steven Hume of the Vancouver Sun, always a voice of conscience in a corporate storm, for this climate change wrap.

From the Vancouver Sun:

Let's comme

Science Magazine Climate Change Special

Science magazine has a wonderful but disturbing special online edition on the potential effects of climate change in the earth's ice fields and sea levels.

Fortune Magazine: Mainstream Climate Change Spin

It's great to see thoughtful businesses, and thoughtful business publications, acknowledging the obvious and taking responsible action accordingly:

Check this Fortune magazine story on  the new survey by the Ceres investor coalition analyzing how 100 leading companies are addressing the growing financial risks and opportunities from climate change.

Masking Ignorance as Opinion

In a piece by Vancouver Province newspaper columnist Alan Ferguson, on March 21, 2006, we have another instance in the worrying trend of ideologically driven opinion writers straying into flat statements of (incorrect) fact - much to the disservice of their readers.

Wired on Climate Change

Wired has the first of three interviews with climate change authors, this one with Tim Flannery, director of the South Australian Museum and biologist at the University of Adelaide and author of The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth (Grove Atlantic).

Climate Change: Ideology vs. Corporate Pragmatism

Look here for an analysis of the Bush administration's deepening isolation on climate change - even the business community is taking another side.

IPCC Seeks Information Officer

Check this Grist piece on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change looking for a new information officer. Or call up the posting directly.

Good News/Bad News: Our Energy Future

Look here for an excellent and exhaustive appraisal of our global energy future.

The link goes to a lecture by California Institute of Technology Professor Nathan S. Lewis, who tallies current energy usage, likely world energy reserves and future demand, based on likely population growth. You can download a 16-page text, complete with a PowerPoint or you can stream an audio feed of the whole nearly hour-long lecture.

Elizabeth Kolbert's Book Catching Early Raves

New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert's new book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, is garnering extremely positive early reviews. Check this in the Seattle Times, which also covers Tim Flannery's excellent The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth.