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Canadian schools sent brochures from climate change skeptics

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

From National Post via CanWest News:
“An American think tank [the Chicago-based Heartland Institute] has sent out more than 11,000 brochures and DVDs to Canadian schools urging them to teach their students that scientists are exaggerating how human activity is the driving force behind global warming.”

Want to find out more about Heartland Institute? Here’s where I went:

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Heartland_Institute

This is SourceWatch, “a free encyclopedia of people, issues, and groups shaping the public agenda that is being written collaboratively on this web site. It catalogues descriptions and details of PR firms, activist groups and government agencies as well as the criticisms that are made of these groups from different perspectives.”

Call it the Wikipedia of the Wicked.

It will tell you the who, what, why and where behind the scenes at major companies across the land.

SourceWatch is part of Center for Media and Democracy

http://www.prwatch.org/

This is a Madison, Wisconsin-based public interest organization whose programs include: PR Watch, a quarterly investigative journal; six books by CMD staff; Spin of the Day; the Weekly Spin listserv; and Congresspedia.

I’ve been a huge fan of this organization for years as they are fighting the good fight with information. Check out their books along with their internet resources: “Toxic Sludge is Good For You” and “Banana Republicans” — a couple of titles give you the flavor of what they’re up to.

jim

This is insane!

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

From United Press International:
“A U.S. climatologist said there was no consensus in the 1970s that the Earth was headed for a new ice age. Thomas Peterson of the National Climatic Data Center said a survey of scientific journals of the era showed that only seven supported global cooling, 44 predicted warming and 20 others were neutral, USA Today reported Thursday… The study, which will be published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, said a review of the literature suggests that greenhouse warming even then dominated scientists’ thinking.

This is insane. It makes me wonder if even back in the 70s, certain industry magnates were manipulating science — and exaggerating the “purveyors of global cooling…” Anybody know anything about that? All conspiracy theories welcome here!