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Hunting for Solutions

Over 670 fishing and hunting organizations, representing millions of Americans have banded together to call on the US government to enact strong global warming legislation.

H/T to Think Progress .

DeSmogBlog "Best Group Blog" in Canada

We're delighted to announce that the DeSmogBlog has been recognized as the Best Group Blog in the 2007 Canadian Blog Awards.

Thanks for the attention and thanks, especially, to those frequent readers whose interest and loyal support makes the DeSmogBlog worthwhile.

Last Day of Voting for the Canadian Blog Awards

This is your last chance to vote for DeSmogBlog in the Canadian Blog Awards.  

The polls will close at the end of day January, 31st.

If you haven't voted here are the categories we've been nominated in:

Best Group Blog

Best Blogosphere Citizen

If you have voted, thanks so much (we hope you voted for us!).

Competition Heating Up For Canadian Blog Awards

A huge thanks to everyone who's voted for us so far in Canadian Blog Awards.

Voting is really ramping up and competition is really getting fierce, so if you haven't had a chance to vote please do so right away.

And to all of our international fans who would like to vote, your votes count just the same.

It's up to you, of course, who you think is deserving of your vote, but if you would like to vote for us (please), here are the categories:

Best Group Blog

Best Blogosphere Citizen

Cast your vote right away, voting closes on January 30th, and please send this along to your friends and family.

Thanks again!!

Huge Response to DeSmog's "Environment is My Voting Issue in Canada" Facebook Group!

We've had an amazing response in the first 48 hours to DeSmogBlog's new Facebook group called “Environment is My Voting Issue in Canada.”

In the first 48 hours we have had 398 member join - and we haven't even started marketing this group yet!

So if you haven't joined, please do so by clicking here. And if you have, thanks! And please urge all of your friends to join as well. 

This just might be the start of something big!

Inaction on Global Warming Sees Canadian Tory Government Bleeding In Polls

A new Angus Reid poll out today shows that the Stephen Harper Tory government continues to slump in popularity, and much of the blame lands squarely on their continued bumbling over the issue of global warming.

The Tory government is limping along with a paltry 33 per cent of Canadians supporting their party compared with 36.3 per cent on election day and the party's high of 39 per cent in March of this year.

The environment remains the highest-ranked issue for voters.

Al Gore's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Very moving. The best speech I've seen by Mr. Gore. If you don't have 20 minutes, check the last 5 and the 2 minute standing ovation at the end.


Job Security Unstable? Renewable Energy is Looking for Employees.

Author Jeff Goodell's quote, “[a] full-blown push for clean energy could unleash a jobs bonanza that would make what happened in Silicon Valley in the 1990s look like a bake sale,” rings true when you look at yesterday's job report published by the UN.

The report found that solving global warming has resulted in world wide employment gains.

A New DeSmog Investigation: Operation ecoTRUTH

This is the first in a DeSmogBlog exclusive investigative series we're calling, “Operation ecoTRUTH.”

One of the Canadian government's banner climate change funds could easily go toward subsidies that actually make the problem worse - and officials in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's administration would neither know, nor care.

Canada's Auditor General, Sheila Fraser, recently reported to the government's Public Accounts Committee that she is investigating concerns about the Conservative government's $1.5-billion Eco-Trust for Clean Air and Climate Change.

You Might Die - But it Will Cost Too Much To Do Anything So Let's Not.

If you were told that you had a fatal disease and a Doctor told you how to get better, but then an economist came along and told you that the cost of treating you would be too high so it would be better not to do anything - would you sit there and wait to die?

It's that kind of inane logic that governs this quote from Cato Institute Senior fellow, Jerry Taylor who said, “scientists are in no position to intelligently guide public policy on climate change.” Scientists can lay out scenarios, but it is up to economists to weigh the costs and benefits and many of them say the costs of cutting emissions are higher than the benefits”.