Yearly Archives: 2007

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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“Out of Balance” awarded best environmental feature film at Artivist Film Festival in Hollywood

Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change will be awarded Best Feature Film in the Environmental Preservation category at the 4th annual Artivist Film Festival on November 11 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA. This hour-long movie focuses … Continue reading

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Senate subcommittee approves cap-and-trade bill – New climate assessment and adaptation provisions

This week a subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved by a narrow margin the first major “cap-and-trade” climate change bill to be considered formally in the 110th Congress.  In addition to establishing a framework for capping … Continue reading

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Screw-up at House Judiciary Committee sends whistleblower e-mail addresses to Cheney

The Washington Post reported on October 31 that “the House Judiciary Committee, after promising strict confidentiality, inadvertently sent the e-mail addresses of Justice Department whistle-blowers out to all those who have used a special tip line.” Vice President Cheney’s office … Continue reading

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“The War on Whistleblowers”

An excellent November 1 article in Salon details the current degenerate state of federal whistleblower protections. Whistleblowers cannot rely on their legal rights for an official victory, no matter how valid their charges nor how important the issues. The article … Continue reading

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CSW director ABC News Now interview on CDC climate testimony censorship

Climate Science Watch director Rick Piltz was interviewed October 25 on ABC News Now, as part of ABC News coverage of White House censorship of CDC director Julie Gerberding’s Senate testimony on the human health impacts of climate change. See … Continue reading

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