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

Latest Articles

New Film Dark Waters Shines Light on Chemical Pollution History in Ohio River Valley

Read time: 8 mins Dark Waters, the new film starring Mark Ruffalo as attorney Rob Bilott, is set in the Ohio River Valley city of Parkersburg, West Virginia — a place about 150 miles downstream from where Shell is currently building a sprawling p...

COP25: Over 40 Gulf State Delegates Are Current or Former Employees of Fossil Fuel Companies

Read time: 3 mins Gulf states have sent at least 42 current or former employees of the fossil fuel industry to the UN climate summit in Madrid as part of their official delegations, DeSmog analysis shows. More than half of the delegation from Kuwa...

COP25: Anger Over Lack of Action for Vulnerable States as Climate Talks Conclude

Read time: 5 mins Climate activists have found plenty to be angry about at this year’s UN climate talks, which are scheduled to conclude in Madrid tonight. From youth groups to indigenous people, civil society has been more riled than in previous...

Argentina Wants a Fracking Boom. The US Offers a Cautionary Tale

Read time: 13 mins Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez takes office in the midst of an economic crisis. Like his predecessor, he has made fracking a centerpiece of the country’s economic revival. Argentina has some of the largest natural g...

COP25: Climate Science Deniers Attend on Behalf of Trump-Affiliated Lobby Group

Read time: 4 mins A US thinktank with close ties to Donald Trump has obtained accreditation for a delegation of climate science deniers to the UN summit currently underway in Madrid. Organisations accredited to attend on behalf of the Competitive ...