Monthly Archives: December 2007

Coming Dec. 27: “Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen”

Here’s something we’ve pre-ordered for New Year’s reading: Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming, by climate science author Mark Bowen, “tells a chilling story of deliberate efforts by senior NASA … Continue reading

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EPA decision controlled by White House CEQ in denial of California CO2 rules?

In denying California and 16 other states the right to set their own standards for carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles, we believe the Environmental Protection Agency was suborned by White House politics to make a decision that appears to be … Continue reading

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James Hansen letter to UK Prime Minister Brown: “We must solve the coal problem now.”

NASA climate scientist James Hansen sent a letter on December 19 to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown calling on him to lead a moratorium in the West on new coal-fired power plants that do not capture and sequester the CO2. … Continue reading

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House Oversight approves report on political interference with climate science communication

On December 12 the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a majority report that concludes that the Bush Administration politically interfered with climate change science communication and misled policymakers and the public about the dangers of global warming. The … Continue reading

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A climate scientist in the “reality-based community” finds science advisor Marburger talk “scary”

In his critical review on the RealClimate site of a December 11 talk by White House science advisor John Marburger, Prof. Ray Pierrehumbert sees political slant continuing to trump climate science.

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House Oversight Committee report contradicts NOAA Administrator Lautenbacher’s testimony

On 16 February 2006, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., was asked in a Senate Hearing whether there was White House censorship of communication by NOAA scientists. Lautenbacher responded that he was "not … Continue reading

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CSW director: White House under Clinton-Gore “was not at war with the mainstream science community”

In an article on the House Oversight Committee majority report on White House political interference with climate change science, released December 10, the Christian Science Monitor reports: “Rick Piltz, director of the climate science watch program at the Government Accountability … Continue reading

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House Oversight report on administration political interference with climate change science

On December 10 the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), released a proposed report on the results of a 16-month investigation of allegations of political interference with government climate change science under the Bush … Continue reading

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IPCC Chairman Pachauri and Al Gore Nobel lectures: Climate change and government accountability

R. K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Al Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on December 10. Pachauri: “Will those responsible for decisions in the field of climate change at the global level … Continue reading

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2007 Bali Climate Declaration by Scientists

A consensus Bali Climate Declaration, signed by more than 200 members of the international climate science community, says that the goal of a new climate treaty regime “must be to limit global warming to no more than 2º C above … Continue reading

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