Communication, Media & Politics in the Anthropocene

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Posts tagged "Lobbying"

Response to James Inhofe’s Statements to Rachel Maddow on Climate Shift Report Spending Analysis

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) appeared on the March 15, 2012 MSNBC Rachel Maddow program to discuss his book “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.” On the program, Inhofe cited findings from the April 2011 Climate Shift report comparing 2009 revenue and spending estimates for 45 environmental groups that had campaigned...

Response to Pew and EDF on Analysis of Lobbying Data

At his NY Times’ Dot Earth blog today, Andrew Revkin constructively moves the discussion forward to focus on the core themes and implications of the Climate Shift report.  He notes that given the complexity of the debate over climate change and the data assembled and analyzed in the report that critics will always find strings to...

Response to Joe Romm’s Statements on Climate Shift Report Analysis of Spending

Based on the analysis in Chapter 1 of the Climate Shift report, it is no longer tenable to assert a David vs. Goliath narrative when it comes to comparing the financial resources of the major national environmental groups and their opponents among conservative groups and industry associations.  Greens bring in vastly more in revenue, spend...

Response to Statements by Joe Romm and Media Matters for America

UPDATE: See also response to statements by Joe Romm on spending analysis. Today marks the release of the report Climate Shift: Clear Vision for the Next Decade of Public Debate. The report was formally scheduled for release Wednesday, April 20, but the media embargo was broken earlier today by the blogger Joe Romm.   In...