Monthly Archives: April 2007

Wolfowitz deputy’s efforts to undercut climate change text in World Bank strategy paper

One of Paul Wolfowitz’s two handpicked deputies, Juan José Daboub, tried to water down references to climate change in one of the World Bank’s main environmental strategy papers, the bank’s chief scientist Robert Watson told the Financial Times.  In Dr. … Continue reading

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“Hot Politics”—PBS FRONTLINE program and extended interviews online

The full PBS FRONTLINE hour-long program on global warming, “Hot Politics,” which aired on April 24, can be viewed online.  We are in segment #6--Censorship, discussing the Bush administration’s treatment of the National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts.  Extended text … Continue reading

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GAP and UCS call on Commerce Dept. to suspend new restrictive media policy

April 23—In a letter to Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today attacked a new media policy affecting all departmental employees, including climate change scientists and meteorologists at the National … Continue reading

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PBS FRONTLINE “Hot Politics” of global warming on April 24

FRONTLINE and the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) “go behind the scenes to explore how bi-partisan political and economic forces prevented the U.S. government from confronting what may be one of the most serious problems facing humanity today.”  Coming Tuesday, … Continue reading

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“Dante’s Inferno: Green Edition”—The Eighth Circle

It was called to our attention that, in its May 2007 Green Issue special section, Vanity Fair magazine presents a “Dante’s Inferno: Green Edition” graphic in which a number of global warming denialists are consigned to the Eighth Circle of … Continue reading

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Bush administration is #1 on 2007 annual list of Jefferson Muzzle “winners”

The “unprecedented degree of political interference in communicating government-funded scientific research to the public” has earned the Bush Administration a 2007 Jefferson Muzzle from the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.

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UPDATE on IPCC Working Group II Climate Change Impacts Assessment Report

We note that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has temporarily removed on-line access to chapters of the Working Group II assessment report on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation.  These chapters are undergoing final copyediting prior to publication.  It … Continue reading

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Upcoming screenings of global warming documentary “Everything’s Cool”

“Everything’s Cool,,” a new documentary film that is billed on its Web site as “A Real Life Disaster Movie…about the most dangerous chasm ever to emerge between scientific understanding and political action,” is scheduled to be screened during the next … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court, global warming, clean energy, and “Everything’s Cool”

Juliet Eilperin writes in the April 8 Washington Post that the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Massachusetts et al. v EPA—that the agency has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act—“Marked a watershed moment for the … Continue reading

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The IPCC scientists “Final Draft” on climate change impacts before government editing negotiations

Before the 23-page Summary for Policymakers of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scientific assessment of climate change impacts was approved for publication on April 6, a “Final Draft” by the lead-author scientists had to be revised and approved line-by-line … Continue reading

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