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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.
This echos earlier statements made in a report by Marsh , the world's largest insurance broker, last spring:
“Climate change - often referred to as 'global warming' - is one of the most significant emerging risks facing the world today, presenting tremendous challenges to the environment, to the world economy, and to individual businesses.”
Why is it that
Below is some not-so-good footage of Schwarzenegger talking about California's Global Warming Solutions Act that will cap C02 emissions and aim to reduce green house gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. And below that is some footage of Gore out on the hustings in a chat with Letterman.
Make a good pair don't they?
Now I know Arnie can't run for prez, and this a pretty tongue-in-cheek post, but it's Friday and I say Gore and Arnie in 2008!
Author of the report, David Roland-Holst, concludes:
“Our study demonstrates that meeting the 2020 [green-house gas] limits under debate in Sacramento can stimulate the state economy… Climate action can be profitable.”
The report also finds that the annual Gross State Product (GSP) could see a $60 billion increase as California aggressively moves on its proposed new carbon emissions cap program.
Great job. What do all the other PR pros out there think about this one?
You know you're winning the PR battle when your adversary switches from attacking the message to attacking the messenger. Here's an example that also includes the common spin tactic of cherypicking: removing information from its context in an attempt to mislead.
In a recent USA Today opinion piece, Peter Schweizer, (a “Senior Fellow” at the oil money-laden Hoover Institute) tries to undermine Al Gore's efforts to enhance public education on climate change. Specifically, Schweizer pattacks Gore's personal committment to the reduction of green house gas - fair game as long as the accusation is accurate.
But Gore staff members criticize Schweizer's claims as either misleading or outright falsehoods.