New Canadian Astroturf Group

Jim Hoggan has the details on a brand new Canadian astroturf group, the Natural Resources Stewardship Project. The chairman is none another than Tim Ball, who is still puffing up his resume. The executive director is Tom Harris, whose other job is at a PR firm, High Park Group that works for the Kyoto-opposing Canadian Electricity Association.

The NSRP has a nicely done site — looks like there’s some money behind them.


  1. #1 geoff
    October 13, 2006

    Oh thank God. I was growing bored poking fun of the ones we already have.

  2. #2 KGrandia
    October 13, 2006

    I think the saying goes same *something* different pile. At least the new site is slick, the Friends of Science website was so hideous.

  3. #3 Dano
    October 13, 2006

    Yeah, but how are we going to justify saying Friends of Contrascience now?



  4. #4 KGrandia
    October 13, 2006

    Easy, NRPS is the Not-Real Scientist Project!

  5. #5 llewelly
    October 13, 2006

    monitor the efficiency of governments’ environmental initiatives. A watchdog function is necessary to keep government from continuing to simply respond to the pressure of unqualified environmental lobby groups.

    Link added to original by me.

  6. #6 Dan J
    October 22, 2006

    If anyone can suggest reputable sources for the data that are in this graph below (or ought to be), I would be grateful for the directions. This case and the recent 1998 global temperature interpretation (, 09/04/2006) make nice examples for environment students (examples of graphical & numerical boondoggles, that is).

    … It is strange that the graph ends in the late 1980’s.

  7. #7 Stephen Berg
    October 23, 2006

    “Greenland Ice Sheet on a Downward Slide”:

    Looks like Al Gore was right after all (not like I ever questioned his documentary in the first place).

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