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The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Lewis, Prominent Canadians Demand Investigation of Climate Change Deniers

Stephen Lewis and five other prominent Canadians recently called on the Commissioner of Competition to investigate climate change denier groups. The post Stephen Lewis, Prominent Canadians Demand Investigation of Climate Change Deniers appeared first o… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Lewis, Prominent Canadians Demand Investigation of Climate Change Deniers

The Canadian Progressive: Climate denial in the TPP trade agreement

The 5,000-page TPP agreement “is literally in climate denial” while expanding the rights of corporations, argues Ben Lilliston, the director of climate strategies at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

The post Climate denial in the TPP trade agreement appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Deniers are all over the map; climate realists all over the world

David Suzuki calls out climate change deniers being funded by fossil fuel interests, urges Canadians to elect a government committed to acting on “the greatest threat humanity faces” on October 19.

The post David Suzuki: Deniers are all over the map; climate realists all over the world appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

. . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Deniers are all over the map; climate realists all over the world

350 or bust: Exposed!

Science Historian Naomi Oreskes writes: When I wrote the book Merchants of Doubt in 2010, I only wanted one thing: to uncover the truth about who was behind the widespread, and sadly effective, campaigns to undermine the established science of climate change, and why they were doing what they were doing. I never imagined that, . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Exposed!

Autonomy For All: Irony Collapses After Desperate Sprint to Not Get Lapped

Thin skinned anti-science idiot Chrisopher Monckton has a big sad that a bunch of actually smart people called out his errant nonsense as nonsense so he’s naturally doing what real intellectuals do when their ideas are challenged:  Defend them, I mean complain to authorities and try to have the critics fired: In a letter to . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Irony Collapses After Desperate Sprint to Not Get Lapped

Autonomy For All: New Zealand Sets the Gold Standard For Monckton Journalism

This is how every article about one of Christopher Monckton’s revivalist evangelical bamboozlement roadshow sessions should go:

Lord Monckton, who once argued for the quarantine of AIDS patients in internment camp-like facilities, is a vocal leader of the climate change-denying movement. 

In Copenhagen in 2009, the member of the right-wing anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP) . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: New Zealand Sets the Gold Standard For Monckton Journalism

Autonomy For All: Why Argue With Climate Change Deniers?

Recently on Twitter I engaged first the execrable Ezra Levant who had retweeted some obvious climate change denialist trolling to #cdnpoli (apparently the fact that it is cold at the coldest place on Earth in March is somehow proof that climate change is a lie) and later another persistent climate denier going off their current favourite talking point . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Why Argue With Climate Change Deniers?

350 or bust: Reaching Across The Climate Divide: Transforming The Way We Engage

It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust. Simran Sethi talks about engaging with people who seem to be our polar opposites.

Autonomy For All: Chrisopher Monckton, Climate Skeptic Hero

This post provides the sources of a series of claims I am making over Twitter.  My main points are two:

1) Christopher Monckton is the leading climate “skeptic” and is held in extremely high regard by climate skeptics.

2) Monckton is singularly unreliable, dishonest, deceitful, preposterous and possibly some kind of compulsive liar or outright . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Chrisopher Monckton, Climate Skeptic Hero

Boreal Citizen: Nonsense Alert: When Canadian journalists succumb to climate denial folly

I don’t want to be one of those grandpas who spoils the grandkids with a habitable planet. It’s the same reason I will not buy life insurance. I get hit by a bus and my family gets rich? Sorry, I don’t want anybody happy at my funeral. –Stephen Colbert’s facetious bit about President Obama’s “radical . . . → Read More: Boreal Citizen: Nonsense Alert: When Canadian journalists succumb to climate denial folly

350 or bust: Hurricane Sandy Reminds Us We’re All Paying The Price For Politically-Created Climate Of Doubt

The PBS Frontline program “Climate of Doubt” masterfully exposed the strategies and tactics that climate denialists have used to delay, if not undermine meaningful action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change in… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Hurricane Sandy Reminds Us We’re All Paying The Price For Politically-Created Climate Of Doubt

Autonomy For All: Climate Change having "Natural Causes" is Far More Alarming

It strikes me that the set of climate deniers who say “yes the earth is warming, but it is natural causes not human behaviour” think somehow this is a sufficient and comforting explantion.  Actually it would be a far far more alarming explantion for the phenomena if one considers it rationally: First off it means . . . → Read More: Autonomy For All: Climate Change having "Natural Causes" is Far More Alarming

DeSmogBlog: Understanding Harper’s Evangelical Mission

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This post originally appeared in The Tyee, and is re-published with permission.   Any Canadian listening to the news these days might well conclude that the Republican extremists or some associated evangelical group has occupied Ottawa.

And they'd be righter than Job, I believe.

Almost daily, more evidence surfaces that Canada's government is . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Understanding Harper’s Evangelical Mission

DeSmogBlog: Donna Laframboise Flown To Australia By Climate Science Denying Think Tank

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CANADIAN blogger and climate science sceptic Donna Laframboise has flown off for a tour of Australia to tell anyone willing to listen that the world's foremost body on climate change, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is something resembling a shambling mess.

Laframboise's trip has been organised by free market . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Donna Laframboise Flown To Australia By Climate Science Denying Think Tank

DeSmogBlog: Exxon’s Tillerson: Could We Really Have Expected a Tiger to Change its Stripes?

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By Cindy Baxter, originally published at PolluterWatch.org.

When Greenpeace first began focussing on ExxonMobil's funding of climate denial, its CEO and Chairman was arch denier Lee Raymond.

Raymond had spent years – and millions – on denying the science of climate change, both in funding right wing think tanks and . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Exxon’s Tillerson: Could We Really Have Expected a Tiger to Change its Stripes?

DeSmogBlog: Senator John Kerry Speaks the Scary, Ugly Truth on Climate Change

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There are precious few voices in the U.S. capital these days that are speaking the truth about climate change. Which is what makes Senator John Kerry's speech on the Senate floor today so powerful, and so necessary. 

In his speech, which clocked in at nearly 55 minutes, . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Senator John Kerry Speaks the Scary, Ugly Truth on Climate Change

DeSmogBlog: Mining Magnate Gina Rinehart Bids For Editorial Control Of Australia’s Fairfax Newspapers

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WHEN you think the news stories just aren't going your way – when parts of the media just refuse to tow your particular ideological line – what are your options?

For most people, the choices are limited. You could perhaps write a letter to the editor or maybe even pen an opinion . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Mining Magnate Gina Rinehart Bids For Editorial Control Of Australia’s Fairfax Newspapers

DeSmogBlog: Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Verizon, and CUNA Drop Heartland Institute, Continuing Corporate Defections

This is a guest post by Jesse Coleman that originally appeared at PolluterWatch.

Pharmaceutical giants Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline, along with Verizon, Wisconsin Insurance Alliance, and Credit Union National Association, have announced that they will not fund the climate change denying Heartland Institute in 2012.  According to the Heartland Institute’s own fundraising document, it hoped to . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Verizon, and CUNA Drop Heartland Institute, Continuing Corporate Defections

DeSmogBlog: Joe Bast Announces the Death of Denial-a-Palooza at Final Heartland ICCC Conference

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During his closing remarks at the Heartland Institute's Seventh "International Conference on Climate Change," Heartland President Joseph Bast revealed that the group has no plans to hold another conference and is struggling to pay its staff following the defections of corporate sponsors  in the wake of the disastrous Unabomber billboard campaign . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Joe Bast Announces the Death of Denial-a-Palooza at Final Heartland ICCC Conference

DeSmogBlog: A Closer Look at Heartland’s ICCC7 Denial-a-Palooza Speakers and Sponsors

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This afternoon, Joseph Bast delivered the closing remarks to the Heartland Institute's Seventh and final "International Conference on Climate Change." 

The final Denial-a-Palooza was co-sponsored by dozens of organizations that have received over $67 Million from ExxonMobil, Koch, and Scaife family foundations. 

There was tension in the air at this . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: A Closer Look at Heartland’s ICCC7 Denial-a-Palooza Speakers and Sponsors

DeSmogBlog: A Scientist’s Perspective: On Blogging, Comments … and Online Civil Discourse

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This is a guest post authored by John Abraham, cross-posted with permission from the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

A recent posting on The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media website linked to a very long piece regarding climate . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: A Scientist’s Perspective: On Blogging, Comments … and Online Civil Discourse

DeSmogBlog: Peter Sinclair’s New Video Skewers Heartland’s Offensive "Murderers, Tyrants and Madmen" Billboard Campaign

Peter Sinclair, the creator of the "Climate Crock of the Week" series, has a new video posted at the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media documenting just how out of touch with reality the Heartland Institute's recent offensive Unabomber billboard campaign is. Featuring the calm and insightful comments of Margaret Thatcher, Sinclair shows . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Peter Sinclair’s New Video Skewers Heartland’s Offensive "Murderers, Tyrants and Madmen" Billboard Campaign

DeSmogBlog: Corporate Exodus From Heartland Institute Continues As USAA and Insurers Bail

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In the wake of the outrageous Heartland Institute billboard campaign equating everyone who acknowledges the science of global warming with "murderers, tyrants, and madmen," many of the group's corporate donors are fleeing away, lest their public reputations get sullied by Heartland's recklessness.  

Today, Forecast The Facts announced that USAA, a Fortune . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Corporate Exodus From Heartland Institute Continues As USAA and Insurers Bail

350 or bust: Anti-Science Heartland Institute Takes Ridiculous To New Heights

The far-right “think” tank the Heartland Institute recently launched a bizarre billboard campaign that linked global warming with serial killers. The first billboard went up with a picture of Ted “The Unabomber” Kaczynski with the words “I still believe in global warming. Do you?”. This campaign was too over-the-top even for the right-wing fringe that . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Anti-Science Heartland Institute Takes Ridiculous To New Heights

DeSmogBlog: Heartland Institute Attacks Forecast the Facts, Denies Its Climate Change Denial

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This is a guest post by Daniel Souweine, Campaign Director, Forecast The Facts

On April 24, Heartland Institute President Joe Bast issued an angry missive attacking Forecast the Facts, a new campaign that successfully petitioned automobile giant General Motors to end their financial support of Heartland earlier this month. In . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Heartland Institute Attacks Forecast the Facts, Denies Its Climate Change Denial