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Archive for November, 2009

BPSDBWhile the administrative effort imposed by these legal moves can be burdensome, there was a much more sinister tactic available to the tobacco industry – baseless accusations of scientific fraud made against individual researchers.

Tobacco, part 4: subpoenas and legal chill


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  • The meme
  • Whistleblower
  • The Code
  • Official inquiries
  • Ironic and illustrative
  • Harassment & intimidation

Mark Lynas’ articleLeaked emails mark dangerous shift in climate denial strategy” noted: “Instead of targeting high-profile science communicators like Al Gore, climate deniers are now encouraging mistrust of those who collect and interpret global warming data.”

New to climate change Denial perhaps, but not to the anti-science Deniers, or many of the individual Deniers who are veteran tobacco lobbyists.

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Climate Change — isn’t it natural? BPSDB

Potholer54 is back with a good one (he exposes Bob Carter for openers … what’s not to love?). Here he takes out several Denier Fables, including the “it’s not CO2″ and “it’s just the Sun.”

While Crock of the Week takes on the related issue of water vapour in:

The Big Mist Take

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by Anna Keenan (CJF Hunger Strike, Day 21) BPSDB

It’s been a little while since I’ve written – been very busy preparing for COP, moving houses in Copenhagen, and so on. But with all this ‘not eating’, it’s encouraged me to reflect on diets and their contribution to the climate problem.

In truth, the indulgent eating habits of many in the over-developed, over-consuming world are amongst our most inequitable daily habits. They are probably also amongst the easiest of our habits to change.

Unlike those other low-carbon lifestyle changes, like ‘stop driving your car and catch the bus instead’ – where the alternatives simply may not exist, or may be really really inconvenient, due to poor government services (get to work lobbying them, people!) – the alternatives to our high-impact western diet are very readily available: just choose the vegetarian option!

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The view from

  • the knowledgeable and informed
  • the rational and sane
  • the climate change Deniers

In keeping up with the theft and release of the emails from the Climate Research Unit I have collected a number of posts that did not fit into any of themes I have planned, but which are of interest regardless. It struck me that they do form a sort of survey of the story as it is seen from different perspectives, so I offer it as such. (more…)

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The Copenhagen Diagnosis: Climate Science Report

We only have months, not years, to save civilisation from climate change

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Michael, Day 20 BPSDB

Michael talks about various aspects of the Fast, such as

  • the stages he has been experiencing
  • the risks involved
  • where the determination comes from (the “why”)

Very useful if you are planning to fast for Copenhagen Dec 6th – 18th.

If you don’t know about the Climate Justice Fast hunger strike you can learn all about it here and in these posts (most recent first):

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Paul Hudon of BPSDB

says: “I was forwarded the chain of e-mails on the 12th October.”

Oh really? before 24 of them were even written?

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