Monthly Archives: October 2006

Global warming and the media at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference

Podcast interviews on climate change with Andrew Revkin of the New York Times, environmental author Bill McKibben, and CSW Director Rick Piltz from the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists, held in Burlington, Vermont, last week. Also: Senator … Continue reading

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Senators Snowe and Rockefeller to ExxonMobil: Stop funding denialists

In a welcome bipartisan action, on October 30 Senators John (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) called on the world’s largest oil company to end its funding of the climate change denial campaign.  “We are persuaded that the … Continue reading

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“The Denial Machine”—Canadian TV to air investigative documentary on global warming denialists

Canada’s premier investigative documentary program, the fifth estate, will first air “The Denial Machine” on CBC-TV on Wednesday, November 15, at 8:00 p.m.  The program’s Web site promo says: “Call them sceptics, deniers, or naysayers. They are scientists that see … Continue reading

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National Coalition Against Censorship free speech defender honor for Climate Science Watch

The National Coalition Against Censorship, an alliance of 50 national nonprofit organizations, held its annual celebration of free speech and its defenders on October 24, 2006, in New York City.  NCAC honored Joe and Shirley Wershba, veteran journalists, writers and … Continue reading

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Global warming civil disobedience protest at NOAA headquarters

A pair of environmentalists, protesting what they said are attempts to suppress evidence of global warming, were arrested October 23 after spending several hours perched on a ledge at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration building in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

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“Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change” documentary released

Joe Public Films has released its fourth documentary, “Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change“. This hour-long movie focuses primarily on ExxonMobil’s support of climate change “skeptics” and its influence on the Bush administration. It includes interviews with scientists … Continue reading

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A look at EPA’s new climate change Web site, unveiled after 4 years of suppression

On October 19, EPA announced the activation of the agency’s revamped climate change Web site, which (although the EPA news release doesn’t mention this) had been essentially moribund for the past four years.  Political pressure silenced the EPA Web site … Continue reading

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Briefly noted: Holdren interview, Northeast Climate Impacts, BBC Climate of Fear transcript

Interview on climate change with Prof. John Holdren, Harvard University, President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (video, 6 minutes) (Windows Media)) (RealVideo)) Union of Concerned Scientists, Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast—A report of the Northeast … Continue reading

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House Science Committee ranking member seeks answers on Commerce Dept. cover-up of hurricane report

House Science Committee ranking member Bart Gordon (D-TN) has initiated an inquiry relating to a “FAQ” fact sheet on “Atlantic Hurricanes and Climate” that was developed by NOAA scientists.  The science journal Nature reported on September 26 that the document … Continue reading

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Briefly Noted—Climate science and government accountability

“Heed This Warning” (Washington Post, September 28, 2006) “Beneath its dry scientific lingo, a new analysis of global climate change by a group of NASA scientists is terrifying….Most of all, it will require an end to denial…” “Land’s End Founder … Continue reading

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