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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

NEWS: DeSmogBlog

I just received an email about a new blog called I checked it out and have not only added it to our links and to our list of green blogs (see the right hand side - keep scrolling until you find it) but I also felt compelled to post what they have to say in their press release. This guy is really putting his money where his mouth is - he may lose clients. I just love their opening line...really sums up the absurdity of it all. As John Lennon said: Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.


Kill a whale for conservation. Smoke a cigarette for respiratory health. Drive a Hummer into the pristine wilderness.

These messages are stupid and thinks it’s high time somebody said so. DeSmogBlog is the brainchild of James Hoggan, one of Canada’s leading corporate public relations consultants, who says he’s mad as hell at the hucksters who are attacking the global consensus on
climate change.

“There have been lots of times in the past 20 years when talented PR people have shilled for shady clients, but no case has been more outrageous than the complex, expensive and frighteningly high-quality effort to confuse the public about climate change,” Hoggan says. “I think it’s time somebody outed the PR industry. It’s time someone spelled out exactly what’s being done and by whom. This issue is much too important to leave to scoundrels.”

If you care about the planet; if you care about ethical public discourse; or if you just like a good bun fight:

Sounds good eh? Check them out...I know I will be watching them with interest.



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