deSmogBlog

DeSmogBlog exists to clear the PR pollution that is clouding the science on climate change. The DeSmogBlog Project began in January 2006 and quickly became the world’s number one source for accurate, fact based information regarding global warming misinformation campaigns. TIME Magazine named DeSmogBlog in its “25 Best Blogs of 2011” list. Articles and stories published by DeSmogBlog Project were reprinted by the New York Times DotEarth, Huffington Post, Daily Kos, ThinkProgress, and Treehugger, to name a few. DeSmogBlog has won the Canadian Public Relation Society’s Leadership in Communication award, and was voted Canada’s “Best Group Blog” by their peers. The DeSmogBlog team is led by Jim Hoggan, founder of James Hoggan & Associates, one of Canada's leading public relations firms. By training a lawyer, by inclination a ski instructor and cyclist, Jim Hoggan believes that integrity and public relations should not be at odds – that a good public reputation generally flows from a record of responsible actions. His client list includes real estate development companies, high tech firms, pharmaceutical, forest industry giants, resorts and academic institutions. He is also a Board Member of the David Suzuki Foundation.

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Jim Hoggan

Jim Hoggan is one of Canada’s most respected public relations professionals and the president and owner of Hoggan & Associates, an award winning strategic communications firm specializing in crisis management and stakeholder engagement for government, industry and non-for-profit organizations. Jim is the co-founder of Stonehouse Standing Circle, an innovative public-engagement and communications think-tank and the influential website DeSmogBlog, chosen as one of Time Magazine’s Best Blogs for 2011 for its work exposing corporate misinformation campaigns. He also serves as a trustee of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education and is the former chair of Climate Project Canada – the Canadian chapter of Al Gore’s global education and advocacy organization. Jim is the author of three books, Do the Right Thing: PR Tips for Skeptical Public (2009), Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming (2009) and Polluted Public Square (Fall 2013). Jim speaks, writes, and presents widely

Awards & Publications

Hoggan & Associates was the Vancouver winner of the inaugural CPRS 2007 PR Communications Leadership Awards for his Internet publication DeSmogBlog. The DeSmogBlog exists to expose and criticize the misuse of public relations to confuse people about the science of global warming, and CPRS Vancouver

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Understanding Christians’ Climate Views Can Lead to Better Conversations About the Environment

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