CEI Weekly: Climate-Gate Continues

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CEI Weekly
December 4, 2009

>>Climate Gate Continues
News coverage of Climate-Gate continues with Myron Ebell’s appearance on Fox News with Kevin Trenberth, who was one of the climate scientists whose emails were leaked. Ebell’s analysis on this burgeoning fraud scandal was featured in RealClearPolitics.com.
Christopher Horner’s pending lawsuit against NASA for denying freedom of information requests has made the news in the Washington Times, with a monster-hit from the Drudge Report and the American Thinker. Horner, in an op-ed in the Washington Examiner, also suggested that the e-mails were not hacked, but were deliberately leaked by a whistleblower.

>>Shaping the Debate
Organization Man: How Andrew Stern Plans to Transform the Union Movement
Ivan Osorio’s article in the Capital Research Center’s Labor Watch.

Show Me the Warming
Michael Fumento’s article in Forbes.com

Beyond Card Check
Ivan Osorio’s quote in the American Spectator

>>Best of the Blogs
Where Did the Global Warming-Caused Hurricanes Go?
by Michael Fumento
Whoa! Did we just have a hurricane season? Doesn’t seem that way. “2009 hurricane season ends quietly with fewest storms since 1997,” declares one headline. “The season featured nine named storms, the fewest since 1997, and for the first time since 2006 no hurricanes made landfall in the United States,” states the article. That’s quite a change since 2005, when the coincidence of two major hurricanes striking the U.S. and causing lots of damage, Katrina and Rita, led to a storm of allegations that global warming was causing cyclones to rise up in revenge against man.

Cap and Trade Takes a Big Hit in Australia
by Myron Ebell
Breaking news: At a meeting of the Liberal Party’s Members of Parliament today, Malcolm Turnbull was turned out as Leader and replaced by Tony Abbott on a 42 to 41 vote.  Abbott then immediately called for a vote of his colleagues on the Labour Government’s cap-and-trade bill to ration energy and raise energy prices.  The vote was 54 to 29 against.

>>LibertyWeek Podcast
Episode 71: The Politics of Booze
We start with an update on the latest in the Climate-Gate scandal and the impact of nanny state policies in New York City, then move on to Monsanto’s antitrust worries and finish with an interview with Garrett Peck, the author of The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet.

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