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Bad News, Bears

Would the oil and gas industry underwrite research that makes the plight of the polar bear seem, well, less dire? Does a polar bear swim in the Arctic? From NewScientist: Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and his colleagues question whether polar bear populations really are declining and if sea ice, on which…

Here’s a nugget to start the week: MediaMatters, an organization that works to expose bias, discrimination, and misinformation in the news, has put together a Global Warming: Misinformation Action Center. Bookmark it!

… or Convenient Fiction? News at 11

For those of you in the Bay Area, look for me on TV tonight. I just taped an interview serving as a counterpoint to the AEI and Pacific Research Institute-backed documentary “An Inconvenient Truth … or Convenient Fiction?” Tonight is its World Premeire in San Francisco. Click here for the official line on the documentary.…

AEI Offering Cash for IPCC Criticism

The American Enterprise Institute offered British and American scientists cash for critique of the just-released IPCC report, according to UK’s Guardian newspaper. Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world’s largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report due to be published today.…