Monthly Archives: June 2006

EPA’s global warming communication problem - 2. Censored websites

Selective censorship of media contacts is not the only means by which communication about global warming and climate change has been stifled at the Environmental Protection Agency.  EPA’s main global warming website and its Global Change Research Program site look … Continue reading

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EPA’s global warming communication problem - 1. Censored expertise

The New York Times reported on June 20 that EPA’s leading expert on the implications of sea level rise for U.S. coastal areas was prohibited from responding on the record to questions for an article on global warming and beaches.  … Continue reading

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Questions about the new Acting Director of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program

On June 19 the secretaries of commerce and energy designated Dr. Bill Brennan as the “acting director” of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. The position of CCSP director has been vacant since the end of March. Scientists, congressional overseers, … Continue reading

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Senate approves whistleblower rights breakthrough

On June 22 the Senate acted to plug a government accountability loophole created less than one month ago, when the Supreme Courts Garcetti v. Ceballos decision canceled constitutional free speech rights for government workers carrying out their job duties.

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Lieberman calls on White House and NOAA to address climate science censorship allegations

Raising the possibility of a concerted effort by the Administration to restrict openness on climate change research, Sen. Joe Lieberman today called on Dr. John Marburger III, White House Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, to investigate … Continue reading

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NASA acknowledges case of censoring Jim Hansen communication

In a June 6 letter to Senators Collins (R-ME) and Lieberman (D-CT), NASA acknowledged that the agency had inappropriately restricted public communication by Dr. James Hansen by preventing him from responding to a media interview request.  Sen. Lieberman’s response noted … Continue reading

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Refuting a Global Warming Denier

Dr. Michael MacCracken, Chief Scientist for Climate Programs at the Climate Institute in Washington, DC, provides a set of comments detailing intellectual errors and misleading statements in a recent report on “Climate Change and Its Impacts” by Prof. David Legates, … Continue reading

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Junketing Judges and Carbon Dioxide Decisions

Two U.S. Court of Appeals judges who cast the deciding votes in a decision that the Clean Air Act does not require regulating carbon dioxide emissions had attended a global warming seminar at Yellowstone National Park sponsored by a free-market … Continue reading

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BBC Panorama: Has the Bush administration covered up the findings of global warming scientists?

BBC-TV News Panorama (the longest-running public affairs television program in the world) aired “Bush’s Climate of Fear” on BBC One on Sunday, 4 June 2006, as part of their series “Climate Chaos” (archived webcast). This 40-minute documentary includes interviews with … Continue reading

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Canada’s leading scientists: Evidence calls for going “far beyond” the Kyoto Protocol

The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) wrapped up its 40th annual Congress on June 1 and issued a strong statement on climate change science and policy.  The statement says: “The scientific evidence dictates that in order to stabilize the … Continue reading

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