It sounds like it may have been inspired by Oxfam’s Hunger Banquet, and it will be interesting to see how it works. Mandarins at the United Nations will be subjecting world leaders to a little diplomatic shock therapy at today’s UN climate negotiations in an effort to inject a greater sense of urgency into the [...]
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“SPECIAL EDITION” NEW YORK POST from The Yes Men on Vimeo. Read the article about the Yes Men Campaign. Editor’s Note: About two minutes in: How does anyone get to be the publisher of Post with absolutely no understanding of science or media manipulation through astroturfing?
This video explains why scientifically-illiterate scallywags* like Anthony Watts don’t understand climate science and never will. I could include links to dozens sites like CO2 Sceptic, the Global Warming Hoax, but I’d prefer not to give them the traffic. This fantastic video was created by Theramin Trees! _______ * I’m one day late for Talk [...]
It’s hard to know what to think. Is the Obama administration really looking for a Do-Over, and would it really be preferable to wipe the slate clean, and begin again? Recent comments from Obama officials suggest that we won’t have an agreement in Copenhagen. Certainly, three years of intense negotiations seem to have gotten us [...]
From an editorial published in The Toronto Star. When Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with President Barack Obama in Washington this week to discuss clean energy and climate, I hope the Canadian public and media keep him honest. Close attention should be paid to any special treatment Harper attempts to gain for Canada’s tar sands, [...]
Author John Updike once described Canada as a cool, chaste country, but that’s not how Greenpeace sees it. Earlier this week, the environmental warriors issued a harsh report that described Canada an international carbon bully. Sooner or later, that description is going to stick. Over the last two and a half years, several different environmental [...]
Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper claims that he’s all for saving the environment, but his government has been actively working against a comprehensive international climate change agreement since he’s been in office (see stories here, here, here, and here). Harper and his environment ministers, this time in the guise of Jim Prentice, have consistently argued [...]
God bless Greenpeace. Faced with a multimillion dollar media juggernaut devised by the American Petroleum Institute (API), Greenpeace countered with simplicity and honesty: A grassroots campaign that speaks the truth to power, and turns up the heat on oil executives. To cut to the chase, last week Greenpeace came to possess an API memo that [...]
All I can think of is that old line from Get Smart, the classic television series. If only he had used his powers for niceness instead of evil. This story is about the hardest working man (or woman) in DC. It’s none other than that single employee at Bonner & Associates who was deemed too [...]
The American Petroleum Instititute has more than 400 members, so I can’t list them all. But feel free to write and boycott any you find below. You can also do your own research by f0llowing this member’s page at API. Why do I feel so strongly? In a nutshell, the API is mounting an unethical [...]