Monthly Archives: April 2006

Climate Science Watch Director Awarded Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling

The Third Annual Ron Ridenhour Awards were presented on April 4 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  The Ridenhour Awards “seek to recognize and encourage those who persevere in acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote … Continue reading

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IPCC Draft Climate Change Assessment Report Posted for Government and Expert Review

The government review of the second-order draft of “Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis”—the Working Group I contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report—has been initiated.  The U.S. Climate Change Science Program Office is … Continue reading

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House Science Committee Chair Calls for Reform of NOAA Public Affairs Policy

House Science Committee Chair Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) sent a letter on April 7 to Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in response to an April 6 story in The Washington Post on concerns … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson Center gives 2006 “Muzzle” award to Rep. Joe Barton

On April 11, the 2006 Annual Jefferson Muzzle Awards were announced by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression in Charlottesville, Virginia. For 15 years, the Jefferson Muzzle Awards have “honored” those individuals and institutions that committed … Continue reading

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Washington Post reports “Climate Researchers Feeling Heat From White House”

On April 6 the Washington Post ran a 1400-word article on political interference with federal climate scientists, focusing primarily on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The article draws on interviews with several scientists who report instances in which … Continue reading

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Temperature Trends Report Resolves Discrepancy Between Surface and Tropospheric Warming

According to a new synthesis report on “Temperature Trends in the Lower Atmosphere,” previously reported discrepancies between the amount of warming near the surface and higher in the atmosphere that have been used to challenge the validity of climate models … Continue reading

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President claims human influence on global warming is fundamentally in question

At a March 29 press briefing, in response to a question about global warming, the President said, “Well, first of all, the globe is warming—the fundamental debate, is it manmade or natural?”  In a March 31 interview on KPFK-FM in … Continue reading

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Government Accountability Project memo to climate scientists on new NASA media policy

In December 2005, NASA climate scientist Dr. James Hansen was threatened with “dire consequences” by a political appointee for statements he made about the implications of climate change that were seen as inconsistent with the administration’s political agenda. In the … Continue reading

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ABC News: Was Confusion Over Global Warming a Con Job?

On March 26 ABC News aired two back-to-back segments on global warming.  One addressed the question: “The vast majority of scientists have determined global warming to be a real threat. So why has it taken so long to convince Americans?”  … Continue reading

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