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Thursday, February 11, 2010

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Here's some of the hot stories on DeSmogBlog this week:

Wegman's Reporty Highly Politicized - Fatally Flawed
"Independent" Hockey Stick analysis revealed as Republican set-up.  New information has shown the purportedly unbiased and non-partisan report that Dr. Edward Wegman prepared in 2006 for the Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce was actually a partisan set-up.

Who Hacked the CRU?
More evidence is being unearthed on the sophisticated cyber-burglary of more than 1,000 emails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) that sheds light on who did the stealing and why. For example, forensic data analysis reveals the hacker was in a time zone somewhere in the eastern US or Canada.

McIntyre and McKitrick Unmaksed
In a painstakingly documented review of the disinformation campaign led by the retired mining promoter Stephen McIntyre and the Fraser Institute economist-for-hire Ross McKitrick, Deep Climate has shown how badly manipulated - and how badly overblown - the so-called "hockey stick controversy" has been in the last seven or eight years.

ACCCE Hires New PR Firm With Bush Ties To Push Coal
The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) has hired two new public relations firms--HDMK and the Howard Consulting Group--to hock its message in the wake of the disastrous job done by Bonner & Associates. HDMK has a strong connection to George W. Bush and the Republican party.

Did Those Winter Storms Snow the Whole Population of Britain?
There has been a significant increase in the number of British people who are sceptical about climate change, a poll commissioned by BBC News has suggested.

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