Monthly Archives: November 2007

Review of “Everything’s Cool” in the New York Times

Stephen Holden of the New York Times reviewed the new global warming documentary, “Everything’s Cool,” which opened in New York and Los Angeles on November 23.

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Everything’s Cool global warming film opens for a one-week run in New York and LA Nov. 23-29

Everything’s Cool, a feature-length documentary film about ‘global warming messengers,’ will screen at the Cinema Village in New York City and at the Laemmle Grande 4-Plex in downtown Los Angeles November 23-29. Climate Science Watch director Rick Piltz and the … Continue reading

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Webcast and Written Testimony from Senate Hearing on U.S. Global Change Research Program

On November 14, 2007, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on “A Time for Change: Improving the Federal Climate Change Research and Information Program.” We provide links to an archived Webcast and to the … Continue reading

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Senate hearing on federal climate research program will hear from OSTP director Marburger

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a full committee hearing November 14 on “A Time for Change: Improving the Federal Climate Change Research and Information Program.”  We have a couple of questions for witness Dr. John Marburger, … Continue reading

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Kerry-Snowe global change research bill focuses on climate impacts assessment and communication

On November 5, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) introduced S. 2307, the Global Change Research Improvement Act of 2007. The bill would amend and update the Global Change Research Act of 1990, the authorizing statute for the … Continue reading

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IPCC meets on 2007 Synthesis Report amidst concerns about climate change and political pressure

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, is meeting in Valencia, Spain, this week to complete action on the IPCC Synthesis Report, the fourth and final volume of the comprehensive IPCC 2007 scientific assessment … Continue reading

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R.I.P. John Firor—scientist, author, former director of NCAR

The New York Times reported on November 12: “John Firor, an environmental scholar and former director of the National Center of Atmospheric Research who was an early voice linking climate change and human activity, died last Monday in Pullman, Wash. … Continue reading

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Accounting for an evolutionary shift in U.S. newspaper coverage of anthropogenic climate change

An analysis by a scholar at Oxford University of coverage of climate change in leading U.S. newspapers during the period 2003-2006 reveals an evolutionary shift in 2005 to reporting that more closely reflected the scientific consensus on attribution of climate … Continue reading

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Chris Mooney on the National Assessment scandal in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The November-December issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists features an excellent article by journalist Chris Mooney—“An Inconvenient Assessment”—on the scandalous treatment of the National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts by the Bush administration, the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, … Continue reading

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Legal deadline today for White House to issue federal science communication principles

President Bush on 9 August 2007 signed into law the America Competes Act, including a provision that requires the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to "develop and issue an overarching set of principles … Continue reading

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