It’s time for a little game of fastest fingers! We’ve partnered with our friends over at the DeSmogBlog to hold a great contest for our readers, where one of you is going to win a copy of the new book by DeSmogBlog co-creator James Hogan. The book is called Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade To Deny Global Warming, and deals with the issue of powerful public relations companies starting fake grassroots movements to create the image of genuine public opinion, and confuse important issues like climate change. Climate Cover-Up


Update: Contest is closed, as we have found a winner!


It’s time for a little game of fastest fingers! We’ve partnered with our friends over at the DeSmogBlog to hold a great contest for our readers, where one of you is going to win a copy of the new book by DeSmogBlog co-creator James Hogan. The book is called Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade To Deny Global Warming, and deals with the issue of powerful public relations companies starting fake grassroots movements to create the image of genuine public opinion, and confuse important issues like climate change. It’s called “Astroturfing” and although it’s been going on for years, it’s having a terrible effect on the public’s opinion of the real science behind climate change.


Some celebrities, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, David Suzuki, and Neve Campbell, have already raved about the book – DiCaprio called it “an imperative read for a successful future” – and you can get yourself a free copy if you are the first one to answer just TWO of the following questions:


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1. The American Petroleum Institute increased its lobbying budget by what percent in the second quarter of 2009, relative to 2008?


2. How many lobbyists representing the Oil and Gas industry were registered in the US in 2008?


3. What percent of American energy demand is filled by renewable energy sources?








After you check out the video after the jump, and you track down your answers, be the first one to leave them in the comments and we’ll announce who got the right answer the fastest, and send you your copy of Climate Cover-Up.


It may take a few minutes, but I assure you the answers are available through Google searches. If you’re really determined to learn about what Big Oil’s Lobbying has been up to, how many oil and gas lobbyists there were in in 2008, or are set on finding out how much renewable energy do we use, we’re sure you’ll find the answers.


**BIG HINT** The bolded phrases are the key!


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