Monthly Archives: September 2007

U.S. Climate Change Science Program has been undermined by budget cutbacks

Examining U.S. federal climate change expenditures, Part 2: the Climate Change Science Program—Even with upwardly-adjusted numbers obtained by bringing additional programs into the CCSP budget crosscut for 2007-2008 that serve to partially mask dramatic budget cuttting by the administration, the … Continue reading

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Be citizens, hold public officials accountable—CSW director interviewed in San Antonio Current

CSW director Rick Piltz was interviewed in the San Antonio Current, in connection with his appearance at the Texas Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair in Fredericksburg, Texas, on September 29. 

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Examining the U.S. climate change budget—Part 1

[Revised September 25]  Is $37 billion in total federal “climate expenditures” over 7 years—for all climate change science research, global observing systems, energy technology R&D related to reducing emissions, international assistance, and alternative energy tax breaks—a lot of money? 

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GAP to honor whistleblowers and defenders at 30th anniversary gala September 26

Tomorrow, September 26, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) will celebrate its 30th anniversary and recognize the vital importance of whistleblowing in society. At the event, guest-hosted by Erin Brockovich, GAP will honor several whistleblowers and congressional champions of government accountability, … Continue reading

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Upcoming House hearing to examine National Security Implications of Climate Change

On September 27 the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, will hold a hearing to examine current thinking on the nature and magnitude of the threats that global warming may present to national security, and … Continue reading

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The Iraq war and climate change mitigation: National security and cost of action

An American Enterprise Institute “scholar” says that, if you think national security is helped by continuing the Iraq war, “the question of focusing on how much money we are spending there is irrelevant”—even if the price tag is an estimated … Continue reading

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CSW Director to keynote at Texas Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair

Climate Science Watch director Rick Piltz will give a keynote talk, “Breaking the Silence,” at the Texas Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair (“Come learn solutions to global warming: You can make a difference!”) in Fredericksburg, Texas, in the … Continue reading

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Climate contrarian Pat Michaels refused to disclose funding in Vermont court case

Patrick J. Michaels, one of the global warming skeptics most often interviewed by news media, withdrew as an expert witness in a high-profile Vermont court case rather than disclose his funding sources, court documents show. Moreover, Michaels told the court … Continue reading

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When it comes to climate change, should we leave the FAA on auto-pilot?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is facing changes this month as new leadership is installed and as Congress provides it with new legislative authorization and direction. Will these changes lead to a shift in direction away from resistance and obfuscation … Continue reading

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White House science director Marburger says Earth may become “unlivable” without CO2 emissions cut

In an interview with BBC, Office of Science and Technology Policy director John Marburger made some welcome straightforward statements, for a change, based on scientific assessment of the danger of unchecked climate change. But when it came to linking harmful … Continue reading

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