Local authors take on climate change deniers (tag: climate change, Fraser Institute, denialists)

Another shout out to the Straight: An excellent overview of the climate change denialist industry. Funnily enough, funded by industry:

Hoggan, the author of Climate Cover-Up, told the Straight by phone that average people need to gain a greater understanding of the issue to avoid being misled by the media, which echo the claims of industry-financed groups. He described these campaigns as “manipulation of the highest order” and “Darth Vader public relations”, suggesting that consulting firms can generate hundreds of thousands of dollars by coming up with simple phrases like “junk science” or “clean coal” to downplay the issue.