Monthly Archives: July 2007

Bush Administration submits evasive Climate Action Report to the UN

The Bush administration’s long overdue U.S. Climate Action Report – 2006, given a stealth release on Friday afternoon July 27, lacks a forthright discussion of a range of likely adverse climate change impacts on the U.S. and fails to draw … Continue reading

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Washington Post coverage of aviation and global warming should look at federal NextGen program

On July 28 the Washington Post business section featured a page one article on the issue of greenhouse gas emissions from aviation and how U.S. airlines and aircraft manufacturers are finally being drawn into the debate on global warming policy. … Continue reading

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House appropriations for NASA and NOAA would begin to reverse damage to climate observing system

On July 26 the House of Representatives approved a Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations bill with funding for NASA and NOAA. The bill, if enacted, would take a few steps toward rectifying the damage that has been done during the current … Continue reading

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House committee hearing July 31 on Administration politicization of Endangered Species Act science

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on July 31 on “Crisis Of Confidence: The Political Influence of The Bush Administration on Agency Science and Decision-Making.” According to a press release from committee Chairman Joe Nick Rahall (D-WV), … Continue reading

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Federal court ruling pending in lawsuit to compel new National Climate Change Assessment

A federal court ruling is pending in the Center for Biological Diversity et al. lawsuit against the U.S. Climate Change Research Program and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to compel the preparation of a new National … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch report: Federal NextGen aviation planning is ignoring global warming

On June 18 Climate Science Watch published a white paper report criticizing the administration’s failure to address aviation’s contribution to global warming in the federal multiagency NextGen aviation planning and development program. The report highlights the administration’s inattention to quantifying … Continue reading

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CSW Director Rick Piltz radio interview on Quality News Network

On July 17 Climate Science Watch Director Rick Piltz was interviewed on the America Back on Track program on the Quality News Network. We talked about climate change, the Bush-Cheney administration, national preparedness, the climate research and observations budget, the … Continue reading

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Union of Concerned Scientists Northeast climate change report does the government’s job

On July 11 the Union of Concerned Scientists released a major report, Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: Science, Impacts, and Solutions.  The report identifies a wide range of signficant, harmful, likely impacts on cities and ecosystems in a … Continue reading

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What is a climate disinformation activist and former Cheney speechwriter doing as #2 at DOE Science?

Jeffrey Salmon is the Associate Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to moving to DOE, from 1991-2001 he was Executive Director of the George C. Marshall Institute, a key actor in the global warming disinformation … Continue reading

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Former Surgeon General says Bush political appointees censored science communication

Reuters reports: The first U.S. Surgeon General appointed by President Bush accused the administration on July 10 of political interference and muzzling him from discussing the scientific underpinnings of key issues like embryonic stem cell research. “Anything that doesn’t fit … Continue reading

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