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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.

NEWS ALERT: CNN's Lou Dobbs says "discussion is over..." Get on with solutions!

Lou Dobbs interviewed Gavin Schmidt, Michael Mann and Alan Robock tonight about global warming and states that the debate is over on his program. Dobbs wants to focus not on whether there's a problem and what is responsible, but rather on finding solutions.

Jim Hoggan on CBC Early Edition

For all of our Canadian listeners, Jim Hoggan will be on CBC Early Edition CBC logotomorrow (July 14th) with host Rick Cluff at 7am (pacific time).

Topic: PR spin confusing the public on the issue of climate change.

CNN's Beck: forget climate change, we got ourselves a war!

Beck: “… Bush alone fighting 'World War III,' while Gore worries that “[t]he ice is starting to melt in Greenland.” Can you walk and chew gum??

Beck's logic is dumfounding: if we are at war, the US administration cannot possibly act on anything else . I guess this logic does hold if you can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

ABC: less talk, more action




 ABC urges action on climate change…. NOW

How's this for a quote: “… nearly every research institution in the study of global climate change - from the American Academy of Sciences to the atmospheric department at your local university - has issued reports citing overwhelming  evidence that the planet is changing.”

National Post's Corcoran doesn't deserve any response

In his recent opinion piece, National Post's Terrence Corcoran displays how out of touch he is with the recent National Academy of Science's findings on Confused?climate change. It is not worth debating the misinformation he purports, so we will just post a link to his piece and let it speak for itself.

Sir David, could you give Bush a call?

This week, students from around the world will be gathering at UK's National History Museum's Student Summit 2006 to discuss different aspects of climate change.

Opening the Summit will be the UK's Chief Scientfic Advisor, Sir David King. “The latest scientific data confirm what many of us have long suspected: climate change is already happening, and human emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, together with deforestation, are the culprit,” says King.

Blogger Perisic Slams the Harris Spin Machine

A Climate of Convenient Truthiness
Guerilla News Network blogger S. Perisic deconstructs the deconstructors in this great piece aimed directly at High Park Group lobbyist and climate change spinner extraordinaire, Tom Harris.

Move over climate change, look out wind power



The Bizarre Dance of Wind Power: local opponents and right-wing think tanks is a well researched piece by Erik Curren at the Augusta Free Press.

Curren provides a somewhat disturbing portrayal of the oil money backed US “think” tanks refocussing their efforts away from climate change and on to wind power and renewable energy.

Oil funded Heartland pleads innocence

The Heartland Institute, a notorious US climate change skeptic group, responded to a letter the DeSmogBlog team recently penned for the Philadelphia Daily News. Creating a perception of impartiality is their theme on the issue of tobacco and climate change science. Is it then just a coincidence that the same groups funded by oil money, such as Heartland, are the same groups “skeptical” about climate change?

New Poll: Canadians Believe Global Warming Biggest Crisis

New poll out today reporting that Canadians believe global warming will be the greatest crisis facing humankind by the year 2020.

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