Reporters: Will senior administration officials embrace the IPCC report’s key conclusions?


Here’s a first test case: At their media availability on Friday, February 2, will Secretary of Energy Bodman, EPA Administrator Johnson, and NOAA Administrator Lautenbacher be willing to forthrightly acknowledge what the new IPCC climate change assessment report says about attribution of observed global warming over the past 50 years to human activity, in particular the burning of fossil fuels, and about projected greater 21st century warming?  We’re predicting they’ll instead engage in the evasiveness that has characterized administration representatives on this subject for the past six years.  Please prove us wrong.


Thursday, February 1, 2007

Megan Barnett, DOE, (202) 586-4940
Jennifer Wood, EPA (202) 564-4355
Kent Laborde, NOAA (202)  482-6090

Media Advisory

Senior Administration Officials To Discuss Climate Change Science and Technology

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Friday, February 2, 2007, U.S Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen L. Johnson, and National Oceanic and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher will host a media availability to discuss the U.S. contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 report and U.S investments to advance climate science and clean energy technology research.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman
EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson
NOAA Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher

Media Availability to Discuss U.S. Contribution to IPCC Working Group 1 Report

Friday, February 2, 2007, 10:00AM

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Small Auditorium GJ-015
Washington, DC

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