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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog and DeSmog Canada.

Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Mulitculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groudbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

CBC on Shwarzenegger and Canada's climate change conundrum

CBC National's Sasha Perticic did a great piece last night on California's efforts to tackle climate change. In the report, Schwarzenegger urges Canada and Mexico to join California in it's fight against C02 emissions created by the burning of fossil fuels.


Minnesota GOP, a hot-bed for climate change skeptics

Last week we posted a video of Minnesota GOP candidate, Michele Bachmann making her comedic debut as a climate change “skeptic.” Now less than a week later we have found footage of another Republican candidate in Minnesota, Bill Cullen, going on about “sunspots” and “global cooling.”

I don't know if this is a case of two election candidates singing from the same song sheet, or an overzealous “youtuber” trying to make a point. Or maybe, just maybe, it is something in the GOP kool-aid.

UK heatwave hottest in 350

UK's Met Office is reporting that UK's sweltering summer was not only entirely unpleasant, but was also historically significant. To quote: “There has not been a hotter summer since records began in 1659 when Oliver Cromwell's son Richard resigned as Lor Protector of England and France and Spain ended their 24-year war.”

Congress candidate Michele Bachmann's comedy act

Check out this video of Minnesota Senator Michele Bachmann's stance on climate change. The absurdity of her Inhofean message is definitely not lost on her audience.


Monbiot, TASSC and the tobacco, climate change cover-up

UK journalist and author George Monbiot has been doing a great job of getting the climate change message out with the release of his new book and subsequent media tour.

Stewart and Colbert slam the skeptics

So many hightlights. Stewart slams the ludicrous “CO2, we call it life” ads by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Sen.James “global warming is a hoax” Inhofe. Enjoyable viewing on a Friday afternoon! 

Sen. Inhofe's sad spin on CNN

Here's the YouTube clip of Sen. James Inhofe on CNN trying to defend his fringe science views with host Miles O'Brien. DeSmog readers will know that Inhofe has been on a recent tear with his “global warming is a hoax” message, and CNN's O'Brien hit back hard.

"Flat Earthers" absent from G8 climate change talks

Environment and energy Ministers from the world's most polluting countries, including China, India, Brazil and the G9 members, met in Mexico this week to discuss the urgent need to tackle climate change and green house gas emissions.

Inhofe and the exceptional Fox News climate change coverage

Check out Senator Jim Inhofe in full PR spin mode in this Fox News clip. Inhofe complains of media inaccuracies and bias against him and his climate change denialist talking points, mainly at the hands of CNN News.

Inhofe's media bias claim innacurate, bordering outright falsehood

In his climate-change ain't happening State of the Union speech of Sept. 25th, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) makes the claim that climate change “skeptic” scientists do not get a fair share of media coverage.

Inhofe states:

“Scientists like MIT's Richard Lindzen, former Colarado State Climatologist Roger Pielke, the University of Alabama's Roy Spencer, and John Christy, Virginia State Climatologist Patrick Michaels, Colorado State University's William Grey, atmospehric physicist Fred Singer, Willie Soon, Oregon State Climatologist George Taylor [and] astrophysicist Sallie Baliuna, just to name a few. But you never hear of them.The media never talks about these well-established scientists.”

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