Monthly Archives: June 2005

Blowing the Whistle on Climate Change

“Blowing the whistle on climate change: Interview with Rick Piltz, Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T) (22 June 2005) by ES&T Associate Editor Paul Thacker.  “Before publishing this interview, ES&T contacted multiple government officials familiar with Piltz’s work. Although they did … Continue reading

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Low-Ball-Warming: Chris Mooney on the Resignation of Rick Piltz

“Low-Ball Warming: There should be a special circle in hell for people who mess with scientific data.”  In this article published by The American Prospect (20 June 2005), Chris Mooney writes about the resignation of Rick Piltz from the U.S. … Continue reading

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Senators join Climate Science Watch whistleblower

Democrats Unveil Initiative to Keep Science Out of Politics.  Press release (20 June 2005) from Senate Democratic Communications Center and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.  “Senators Reid and Schumer announced today that Senate Democrats will introduce an amendment this week … Continue reading

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U.S. Pressure Weakens G-8 Climate Plan

A collection of links to news stories indicating that the U.S. government used its influence to weaken the Climate Change Plan of Action [PDF] produced from the G-8 Summit in Scotland on 6-8 July 2005.

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More on the White House’s Editing of Climate Science Reports

Here are a few more articles that have appeared on the White House censorship scandal since 11 June when the culpable official left the White House for a new job with ExxonMobil.

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Brad Friedman Inverviews Rick Piltz

Brad Friedman intervews Rick Piltz: Part I (6:08 – 21:24) and Part II (4:20 – 20:20) [MP3 files]. Audio recordings broadcast from The Brad Show, a California-based satellite radio talk show broadcast on the IBC Radio network on 18 June … Continue reading

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Bush Administration Censor Resigns, Moves to ExxonMobil

“Editor of Climate Reports Resigns,” Andrew C. Revkin reports in the New York Times (June 11, 2005) that “Mr. Cooney’s resignation came two days after documents revealed that he had repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that cast doubt … Continue reading

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White House Responds to New York Times Exposé

At a White House Press briefing on June 8, 2005, spokesman Scott McClellan responds to an article in the New York Times.  According to the 8 June 2005 piece by Andrew Revkin: “A White House official who once led the … Continue reading

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Censorship and Secrecy: Politicizing the Climate Change Science Program

Censorship and Secrecy: Politicizing the Climate Change Science Program. Prepared by Rick Piltz, former Senior Associate with the U.S. Climate Change Science Program Office, to explain his March 2, 2005 resignation.  “This administration has acted to impede honest communication of … Continue reading

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Bush Aide Edited Climate Reports: Ex-Oil Lobbyist Softened Greenhouse Gas Links (NY Times)

In “Bush Aide Edited Climate reports: Ex-Oil Lobbyist Softened Greenhouse Gas Links,” (New York Times, June 8, 2005, page 1), Andrew C. Revkin reports that a “White House official who once led the oil industry’s fight against limits on greenhouse … Continue reading

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