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Saturday, 02/24/2007 7:17:12 AM

Saturday, February 24, 2007 7:17:12 AM

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The Results Are In. Can’t believe Arnold didn’t win. Very close though, 30 votes off. 30 OUT OF 20,000!!!! Inconvienant truth won by a long shot.

The 2007 Global Warming Globie Awards

The votes have been counted and the winners are...
Posted on: 02/22/2007

More than 20,000 of you voted in our first ever Global Warming Globie Awards and the totals are in.

We had some close votes, some landslides and a bunch of suggestions. And, based on emails we received, we've even added a new "Honorable Mention" award for two California state legislators who helped make the historic California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) possible (see below).

Thanks to all our online supporters for voting and making the first-ever Global Warming Globie Awards a great success. We had a lot of fun tallying the votes and reading through your comments. We hope you had fun, too.

So, without further ado, here are this year's winners:

In the category of Best Performance by a State or Local Official, the winner by a nose is…

Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels for spearheading a national effort to organize America's cities to cut carbon dioxide pollution 7% below 1990 levels by 2012. The "U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement" has been signed by 393 mayors representing over 57 million Americans.

This one was a real squeaker with Mayor Nickels edging California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger out by fewer than 30 votes out of roughly 20,000 cast in that category.

In the category of Best Performance in the Corporate World, the clear winner is…

US-CAP, our new partnership with 10 Fortune 500 companies and 3 other national environmental organizations, earned nearly 50% of the votes cast in this category. This new partnership launched to jointly call for immediate, effective global warming legislation in Congress represents a real game changer in our global warming campaign.

In the category of Best Film, Documentary, or Website Focusing on Global Warming, the winner in a landslide is…

Inconvenient Truth, the blockbuster global warming documentary by former Vice President Al Gore. No real surprise. With 82% of the vote in this category, this was the single biggest vote-getter of this year's Globie Awards.

No need for a recount here!

In the category of Worst Performance by a Corporation or Corporate Official, the winner is…

ExxonMobil, earning 55% of the vote in this category, making the oil giant the second biggest vote-getter of this year's Globie Awards. In spite of recent softening in its corporate rhetoric against global warming action, ExxonMobil wasn't able to obscure its decade-long and multi-million dollar public relations campaign to undermine the scientific consensus on global warming.

In the category of Most Egregious Contribution to Public Ignorance and Denial, the winner is…

The senior senator from the state of Oklahoma, Senator James Inhofe. This was a narrow four-way split, but with 38% of the vote, Senator Inhofe bested former Bush Administration official Philip Cooney by more than 2,000 votes.

By calling global warming the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on humankind, Senator Inhofe has solidified his legacy as one of the leading global warming deniers of our time.