Monthly Archives: May 2007

Wolfowitz resignation follows release of multiple documents by the Government Accountability Project

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz is leaving the international organization in the wake of wide-ranging scandals following the release of multiple internal Bank documents by the Government Accountability Project (GAP). This debacle shows the need for a whistleblower protection policy … Continue reading

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National academies of science call on G8 to address global climate change now

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences joined 12 other national science academies on May 16 in issuing a statement calling on world leaders—particularly G8 leaders who will meet in June—to address global climate change and energy-access issues by promoting low … Continue reading

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C-Span webcast of Whistleblower Week panel on “Scientific Integrity and Individual Conscience”

C-Span has an archived webcast of the May 14 Washington Whistleblower Week panel on “Scientific Integrity and Individual Conscience.” 

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MacCracken on Lindzen’s misleading Newsweek Op-Ed

Michael MacCracken says Richard Lindzen’s April 16 op-ed in Newsweek, “Why So Gloomy?” contains numerous misleading statements and statements that are contrary to the international scientific consensus.  MacCracken takes Lindzen’s argument apart, line by line.   

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Whistleblower Week in Washington: Panel on “Scientific Integrity & Individual Conscience”

CSW Director Rick Piltz will participate on a panel on “Scientific Integrity & Individual Conscience” to help kick off “Whistleblower Week in Washington,” May 14-18, a week of activities designed to promote protections for government and corporate whistleblowers. This is … Continue reading

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Environmental Science & Technology: Top 10 environmental policies of the Bush administration

Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, published an online editorial May 9 “dedicated exclusively to looking back on the Bush Administration’s environmental record.”  Note #1 and #2. 

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IPCC North America climate change impacts chapter shows evasiveness of U.S. Climate Action Report

The current draft of the Bush administration’s U.S. Fourth Climate Action Report (CAR) has a chapter on climate change impacts that fails to engage in an adequate substantive discussion of the current state of knowledge on that subject. As an … Continue reading

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“Impacts and Adaptation” chapter of U.S. Climate Action Report 2007 is an evasive failure

The U.S. Fourth Climate Action Report (CAR), issued in draft on May 4 for a 2-week public comment period, contains a chapter on “Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Impacts, and Adaptation Measures” that simply does not come to grips with what … Continue reading

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Public review of administration’s Fourth U.S. Climate Action Report until May 18

On May 4 the State Department issued for public review a draft of the U.S. Fourth Climate Action Report to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, with a deadline of noon, May 18, for submitting comments.  This report, which … Continue reading

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