Monthly Archives: November 2006

Press coverage and comment on the National Assessment lawsuit

The suit filed in federal court on November 14 by the Center for Biological Diversity et al. to require the production of a second National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts (see our November 14 post) was reported by the Associated … Continue reading

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Sen. Kerry statement in support of lawsuit on National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts

Senator Kerry issued a statement on November 14 supporting a lawsuit filed by conservation advocates—the Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace, and Friends of the Earth—calling for the administration to issue an overdue National Assessment on the impacts of climate change … Continue reading

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Conservation groups file suit against Bush administration to compel second National Assessment

The Center for Biological Diversity, along with other conservation groups, filed suit November 14 in federal district court for the Northern District of California against the Bush administration for refusing to conduct a second U.S. National Climate Change Impacts Assessment.  … Continue reading

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“Science Fiction”—PBS “America’s Investigative Reports” program on science reporter Paul Thacker

The next episode of the PBS “America’s Investigative Reports” program, titled “Science Fiction,” will feature investigative science reporter Paul Thacker, who has published significant stories on global warming deniers and censorship of climate science.  Paul published a good interview with … Continue reading

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Anticipating the denialist attack on authors of the IPCC climate change assessment

We are witnessing the development of an unmistakable effort by the global warming denial machine and some of the contrarian scientists to create controversy in order to discredit the authors and findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), … Continue reading

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Bush: String leakers up by the thumbs, as we do with prisoners at Guantanamo

A new book may shed light on President George W. Bush’s true feelings toward whistleblowers, or at least toward those “leakers” who expose his administration’s alleged illegal and questionable activity. According to the former Canadian prime minister’s chief of staff, … Continue reading

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State Dept. petitioned to issue missing and overdue Climate Action Report required by climate treaty

The Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace petitioned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on November 2 to issue the overdue U.S. Climate Action Report as required by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  The … Continue reading

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NASA and Commerce Dept. Inspectors General investigating climate science censorship

Responding to a request by 14 senators, agency Inspectors General at NASA and the Commerce Department have begun investigations into whether political appointees have suppressed research findings and blocked public communication by federal climate researchers.  See our numerous posts on … Continue reading

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