Monthly Archives: December 2006

Polar Bears, Pt 2: “Habitat loss and inadequate regulatory mechanisms to address sea ice recession”

In support of its December 27 announcement of a proposed rule under the Endangered Species Act to list the Polar Bear as threatened throughout its range, the Fish and Wildlife Service issued a document for public review and comment. The … Continue reading

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Interior Dept. proposal to list polar bear as threatened due to loss of sea ice

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on December 27 that it is proposing formally to list the polar bear as “threatened” with extinction, because rising Arctic temperature is causing the loss of sea ice, on which polar bears depend … Continue reading

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Gerald R. Ford: 2 quotes

“I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together, not only our government, but civilization itself.”—Inaugural address, 1974 “I must say to you that the State of the Union is not good.”—State of the Union message, 1975 Maybe … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Climate Science Watch wishes Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year to all our “unique visitors” (to use the terminology of our Web stats software) from all over the United States and many other countries. We’re hopeful in … Continue reading

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10,600 scientists have signed statement condemning Administration political interference in science

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) announced at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union that a statement by Nobel laureates and other leading scientists calling for the restoration of scientific integrity to federal policy making has now been … Continue reading

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Harvard Prof. Daniel Schrag on Senator Inhofe’s “gathering of liars and charlatans”

Prof. Schrag testified at the Senate Environment Committee hearing December 6 on climate change and the media. “Then,” he reports, “I watched in horror as Inhofe’s witnesses spouted outrageous claims intended to deceive and distort….But amid the collegiality and decorum … Continue reading

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24 House members call for new National Climate Impacts Assessment

On December 11, Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD), and 22 House co-signers sent a letter to William Brennan of NOAA, the Acting Director of the Climate Change Science Program, in which they say: “The failure of the … Continue reading

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CSW letter to the Wall Street Journal

On December 13 the Wall Street Journal printed our letter critical of their December 4 editorial, “Global Warming Gag Order.” We said: “Your attack on Sens. Snowe and Rockefeller for their letter calling on ExxonMobil to stop supporting groups that … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil CEO says global warming poses significant potential risks, emissions reductions needed

There was much business-as-usual in ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson’s recent speech to the Chief Executives Club of Boston, but considering Exxon’s leading role in funding the global warming disinformation campaign for the past eight years, we found it interesting that … Continue reading

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Concerns raised about NOAA deputy administrator nominee stall confirmation process

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens (R-AK) took the nomination of Jane Luxton to be NOAA deputy administrator and possible Climate Change Science Program director off the agenda of a committee hearing today after deciding not to proceed further with … Continue reading

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