Monthly Archives: May 2006

NOAA’s misleading internal Congressional briefing points on hurricanes and global warming

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials came in for legitimate criticism last year for putting out misleading, incomplete, and one-sided information about the state of scientific research on the connection between global warming and increased hurricane intensity.  An internal NOAA … Continue reading

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Two new studies link increased hurricane intensity to global warming

The New York Times reports May 31 that climate researchers at Purdue University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology separately have presented new evidence, in forthcoming science publications, supporting the idea that global warming is causing stronger hurricanes.  A NOAA … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Rules Against Government Whistleblowers

The Government Accountability Project said in a May 30 statement on the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Garcetti v. Ceballos:  Today, the Supreme Court severely limited the rights of government employee whistleblowers to protect the public interest. Through … Continue reading

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Study author accuses CEI global warming TV ads of misrepresenting science

Recently, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) initiated a national television campaign claiming, among other things, that global warming is not causing ice sheets to shrink.  Curt Davis, director of the Center for Geospatial Intelligence at the University of Missouri-Columbia, says … Continue reading

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CEI TV spots continue global warming denial communications strategy

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), an anti-regulation advocacy group that has received substantial funding from ExxonMobil, has begun running 60-second TV spots apparently timed as an attempt to counter favorable public response to the new film that centers on Al … Continue reading

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NOAA predicts 4-6 major Atlantic hurricanes in 2006

On May 22 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced its forecast that a very active hurricane season is looming in the North Atlantic region.  For the six-month 2006 North Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1, NOAA is predicting 13 … Continue reading

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“Bush doubts he’ll see Al Gore’s movie”

Reuters reported on May 22 (copyright 2006 Reuters) (archived): Former oilman President George W. Bush sounds like a changed man when it comes to urging Americans to end their addiction to oil. But will he see Al Gore’s new movie … Continue reading

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Leading climate scientists’ U.S. Supreme Court brief in states’ greenhouse gas lawsuit

A group of 14 leading climate scientists filed an amici curiae brief on May 15 with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a petition by Massachusetts, Maine, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia contending that … Continue reading

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NPOESS weather and climate satellite crisis: Should heads roll at NOAA?

An investigative report by the Commerce Department Inspector General is sharply critical of high-level federal management for failing to deal effectively with long delays and major cost overruns in the development and deployment of an essential satellite remote-sensing system under … Continue reading

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Open U.S. Review of IPCC draft report is a good thing—Part 2: Press coverage

Critics suggested that the federal Climate Change Science Program had posted the government review draft of the IPCC assessment report, Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis, because the Bush administration was seeking to diminish its news value later when … Continue reading

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