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.
Our articles and stories are routinely highlighted in the world’s most popular news blogs: New York Times DotEarth, Huffington Post, Daily Kos, ThinkProgress, and Treehugger. The DeSmogBlog recently won the Canadian Public Relation Society’s Communication Leadership in Communcation award and was voted Canada’s “Best Group Blog” by their peers.
The successes of the DeSmogBlog have attracted the attention of the media in North America and the UK. We have generated stories in major traditional media outlets; The New York Times, The UK Guardian, The BBC, The Globe and Mail, Associated Press and the CBC. In our capacity as research experts in Global Warming misinformation campaigns we have assisted major media such as ABC News, Associated Press, BBC World Service and the Globe and Mail in the development of Global Warming story ideas and content.
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.
The DeSmogBlog team is especially grateful to our benefactor John Lefebvre, a lawyer, internet entrepreneur and past-president of NETeller, a firm that has been providing secure online transactions since 1999. John has been outspoken, uncompromising and courageous in challenging those who would muddy the climate change debate, and he has enabled and inspired the same standard on the blog.
Editorial Assistance on the blog is provided by renowned author Ross Gelbspan and by Richard Littlemore, an award-winning science and magazine writer, a speechwriter and a senior counsellor at Hoggan. Kevin Grandia oversees the project as a whole and manages the social media and online marketing components.