Here's a photo from a recent visit we had with Republican War on Science author Chris Mooney. Chris was in town to attend a panel discussion on global warming and the state of the media that was co-sponsored by DeSmog and the UBC School of Journalism.Chris is back in Washington, DC now, putting the final touches on his new book, Storm World: hurricanes, politics and the battle over global warming.
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As many of you know, last night we co-hosted an event with the UBC School of Journalism on the topic of global warming and the state of the media. With over 200 people in attendence and some great panelists, including out of town guests, Chris Mooney and Ross Gelbspan, the event was a huge success.
Thanks to all of you who attended and contrinuted to the great dialogue. And a special thanks goes to Chris Mooney and Ross Gelbspan for taking the time to come out and share their ideas.On another somewhat related note, I took Chris on a tour of Vancouver's Stanely Park to check out the damage caused recently by some seriously strong winds and here's what he had to say about that.
Hey all you Vancouver DeSmog fans, come join us for a great panel discussion on global warming and the media.
Other panelists include DeSmog co-founder Jim Hoggan, Hadi Dowlatabadi, UBC Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and Kirk LaPointe, Managing editor of the Vancouver Sun .
Here's the details of this FREE public event:
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2007
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: UBC Robson Square Theatre, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
If anyone needs any further information, call me at 778-773-0281
Hot off the CBC presses!! The audio track of DeSmog co-founder Jim Hoggan spreading the DeSmog message is now available.
Titled Spin Cycles. CBC veteran Ira Basen has been running this brilliant 6-part series all about the world of PR spin. The global warming deniers and their energy-industry lobbyist friends will surely enjoy this special
A lot of readers have been asking us to help them find the latest on green-house gas emission totals per country. I came across some resources lately on the United Nations site that I thought I would share. I will permanently store them under the media resources section of DeSmog.
Check out DeSmog co-founder Jim Hoggan spreading the DeSmog message on CBC News In Depth special titled Spin Cycles. CBC veteran Ira Basen has been running this brilliant 6-part series all about the world of PR spin.
Check here for audio clips of the first five episodes.
UPDATE and here's the audio for the sixth episode featuring Jim.
Gore is up against the following films for “Best Documentary of the Year.”
“Iraq in Fragments”
“My Country, My Country”
“Deliver Us From Evil”
Gordon Lambert, Senior Vice President for sustainable development at Suncor, one of Canada's largest oil producers, told a House of Commons committee yesterday that Kyoto targets will not affect their business.
Lambert stated: “We don't predict job losses or impact on the economy (because) of meeting Kyoto. We're focussed on what we can do as a company about the problem.”