Monthly Archives: June 2007

Rolling Stone article on White House global warming denial links Cooney to V-P’s office and Rove

A very good article in the June 28 issue of Rolling Stone, on the Bush administration global warming disinformation campaign, shows direct connections between former White House CEQ chief of staff Phil Cooney and both Vice President Cheney’s office and … Continue reading

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Senate appropriators share our distrust of NOAA and the White House on essential climate satellites

The Senate Appropriations Committee reported a FY2008 NOAA funding bill on June 28 that provides $400 million above the President’s request. “The committee is doubtful this administration will ever show the leadership and bold thinking required to address the true … Continue reading

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NOAA bureaucrats attempt to muzzle National Hurricane Center director

Back in the office after some time on the road and with a lot of posting to do, starting here: High-level officials in the NOAA/National Weather Service reprimanded the new director of the National Hurricane Center for his comments about … Continue reading

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Exxon disavows global warming denial, endorses emissions cap and trade

“Exxon says it never doubted climate change threat,” Reuters reported. “Oil company Exxon Mobil Corp. never in the past decade doubted the risk from climate change, its global spokesman Kenneth Cohen said on Thursday, in a latest attempt to improve … Continue reading

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GAO report questions policies on dissemination of federal scientists’ research

On June 18 the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report supporting recent criticisms that federal agency media policies hinder government scientists from publicizing their research results. Based on a large survey study, the report estimates that 102 scientists … Continue reading

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Senate committee advances whistleblower protection bill but leaves out protection for scientists

On June 13 the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced legislation that would restore the mandate of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), which has been gutted by judicial activism since 1994. However, while the legislation would strengthen protections … Continue reading

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Upcoming screenings of “Everything’s Cool” global warming film in New York City and elsewhere

“Everything’s Cool,”, a new documentary billed as “The story of a handful of global warming messengers speaking out in a time of disinformation,“ is scheduled to be screened during the next week at the Provincetown Film Festival (June 15), the … Continue reading

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Griffin’s NASA vision: Colonize outer space with American cultural values

On May 30 we noted NASA Administrator Michael Griffin’s dubious comments on global warming, which were aptly characterized by Jim Hansen as “incredibly ignorant and arrogant,” and by Jerry Mahlman at the National Center for Atmospheric Research as showing that … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch interview on Los Angeles radio

On June 10 Climate Science Watch Director Rick Piltz was interviewed on the “Background Briefing” program on radio station KPFK-FM in Los Angeles.

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Key points in NASA-NOAA report to White House science office on NPOESS de-scoping

The Associated Press reported on June 4: “A confidential report to the White House, obtained by The Associated Press, warns that U.S. scientists will soon lose much of their ability to monitor warming from space using a costly and problem-plagued … Continue reading

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