Monday, September 30, 2013

Meet & Greet Monday (#MtaGt) - Grist

Welcome to Meet & Greet Monday, a regular series designed to grow our green community.

A link-up for green blogs on Reduce Footprints Blog

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The rules:

1. Use the link-up tool below to share your green-living blog or collection of environmental posts.
2. Visit at least one other blog and/or the featured site and leave a pertinent comment.
3. The link-up closes on Thursday at 6:00 pm (EDT).
4. determines the featured site each week.

Last week everyone was invited to link up two articles. chose Ahead of IPCC report, fossil-fuel groups organize climate denial campaign, an article found at Grist. If you aren't familiar with Grist, here's is a bit from their site: "Grist has been dishing out environmental news and commentary with a wry twist since 1999 — which, to be frank, was way before most people cared about such things. Now that green is in every headline and on every store shelf (bamboo hair gel, anyone?), Grist is the one site you can count on to help you make sense of it all." Back to this article ... the focus is a global campaign, funded by fossil-fuel interests, which aims to discredit the summary climate assessment report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Using quotes from The Guardian, Skeptical Science, and Inside Climate News, the author, John Upton, talks about the less-than-scientific "facts" being offered by climate deniers. He also links to a report entitled International Climate Science Coalition Lacks Credibility, Launches Heartland Institute Anti-Science Report" put out by the Koch-funded Heartland Institute. Ahead of IPCC report, fossil-fuel groups organize climate denial campaign is an interesting article and makes one think twice about the so-called facts we see on the news and online. It reminds us, once again, the importance of digging for the truth ... a truth based on scientific fact, not fiction.

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PLEASE NOTE ... we're accepting links from blogs this week ... stay tuned as this will change from time to time.