Monthly Archives: May 2007

Hansen shoots back on NASA head Griffin’s “incredibly ignorant and arrogant statement”

In response to NASA Administrator Michael Griffin’s incredible statement on NPR’s Morning Edition today questioning whether global warming is a problem or long-term concern needing to be dealt with, NASA’s James Hansen fired back with a straightforward and welcome example … Continue reading

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NASA Administrator Griffin “not sure” global warming is a problem or long-term concern

In an interview to be aired tomorrow morning, May 31, on NPR Morning Edition, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin says: “I’m aware that global warming exists….Whether that is a long term concern or not, I can’t say….To assume that it is … Continue reading

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Congressional investigation into science editing of Smithsonian Arctic climate exhibit

The chair of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming has announced he is investigating the handling by Smithsonian Institution officials of science text for the Smithsonian’s exhibit on Arctic climate change. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) … Continue reading

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Rachel Carson, the Bush administration, and “the ant wars all over again”

In a piece on Rachel Carson (whose centennial is this year), Elizabeth Kolbert in the May 28 issue of The New Yorker likens Carson’s horror at the USDA’s ill-conceived, environmentally damaging, pro-special interest, seemingly impervious to evidence, failed pesticide war … Continue reading

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Smithsonian officials altered Arctic climate change exhibit to cut link with human-induced warming

Smithsonian Institution executives ordered a politically motivated rewrite of science in a 2006 exhibit on climate change in the Arctic, says Robert Sullivan, who was associate director in charge of exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The … Continue reading

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House Science investigations chairman calls on Exxon to account for global warming denial funding

On May 17 the Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science and Technology sent a letter to ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson calling for a full accounting of ExxonMobil’s financial support of the global warming … Continue reading

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Critical public review comments on the administration’s Fourth Climate Action Report

Critical comments by guest contributor Lynne Carter (Co-Director, Adaptation Network) on the draft U.S. Fourth Climate Action Report, submitted to the State Department as part of the public review process, offer one good example of the kind of input that … Continue reading

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Greenpeace report on Exxon’s continued funding of global warming denial and disinformation machine

A May 2007 report by Greenpeace USA concludes that, in 2006, Exxon spent $2.1 million on 41 groups that are part of the climate change denial and disinformation campaign. The report says Exxon has now given $22 million to these … Continue reading

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15 House Committee Chairmen urge Bush to stop efforts to weaken G-8 climate change declaration

On May 18 fifteen House Committee Chairmen sent a letter calling on the President to stop U.S. efforts to weaken a proposed G-8 declaration on global climate change. A draft of the declaration leaked to the press showed that the … Continue reading

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Comment deadline on U.S. Fourth Climate Action Report extended until June 1

The State Department has extended the deadline for public review comments on the draft Fourth Climate Action Report to the Framework Convention on Climate Change from May 18 until June 1 at noon.  This is good, since the original two-week … Continue reading

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