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Merchants of Doubt: Sowing the (Tobacco) Seeds of Denial

Climate change and the war of communication From the introduction of snow balls on the floor of the Senate as “scientific evidence” that global warming isn’t happening to smear campaigns aimed at actual climate scientists, the real battle over climate change is one of narrative, not science. “The one thing we’ve learned,”says Robert Kenner, director of the upcoming documentary Merchants of Doubt, “is…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Inhofe’s Embrace of Breathing Mercury; Mitt Romney the Environmentalist; the Myth of Clean Natural Gas, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: In April the EPA put a ruling into effect that limits mercury emissions so stringently that many old coal fired power plants will be de-commissioned in the next 4 years. Now Republican Senator James Inhofe, a longtime supporter of air pollution, is trying…

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If our leaders can't stand up to the vested interests of Big Oil and Big Coal, then we must do it ourselves. It is time for a change.

The Power and Energy of the Fossil Fuel Industry

Amidst the devastation that is, or perhaps was, the Gulf Coast, an immense spill in China, thousands of abandoned offshore wells continuously leaking, and the effects of GHG-driven climate change becoming increasingly apparent, one could have thought that now is the time for climate legislation. But alas, no – as evident in the wake, (and I mean wake) of the…

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EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Spars With Senate GOP Over Climate Science

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson held firm against lead climate pseudo-skeptic James Inhofe and his colleagues on Tuesday at an EPA budget hearing with the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The GOP minority quickly turned the budget meeting into a battle of wills, saying that hacked emails from climate scientists at East Anglia Univesity showed bias against countervailing…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Global Weirding vs. “Slushing Thinking” of Climate Deniers (or why winter still happens)

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Climate skeptics found plenty of reasons to dig out their dreary critiques this week, between the continuing controversy over erroneous reports from the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and the record-breaking snowfall on the East Coast. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and his family built an igloo which Inhofe then dubbed…

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Climate Bill Passes Out of Committee Despite Republican Stonewalling

[podcast]http://www.globalwarmingisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/climate_news-11-5.mp3[/podcast] Despite a three-day stalemate between Democrats and Republican on the Senate Energy and Public Works committee, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act passed out of committee on an 11-1 vote. Republicans refused to participate in the markup session of the bill, saying that the EPA needed to conduct a more thorough cost analysis. The minority leader, infamous…

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