Monthly Archives: January 2008

“Everything’s Cool” global warming documentary TV premiere January 22-28 on the Sundance Channel

“Everything’s Cool”—a feature-length documentary film about the efforts of global warming citizen activists and educators, and about the dangerous chasm between scientific understanding and political action, will have its television premiere tonight January 22 at 9 P.M. on the Sundance … Continue reading

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CBS News to re-air “Rewriting the Science” and other 60 Minutes climate change stories on Jan. 20

On Sunday, January 20, CBS News Presents will re-air three climate change stories that were done by 60 Minutes during the past two years. These include a segment on the warming trend in the Arctic region, another on Antarctica, and … Continue reading

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House global warming committee hearing on administration’s delayed decision on polar bear protection

The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming announced that it will hold a hearing on January 17 on the future of the polar bear.  On January 8 we noted that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had … Continue reading

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“The US Global Change Research Program – What do we want from the next administration?”

Dr. Robert Corell, Director of the Global Change Program at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, invites comments on “The US Global Change Research Program – What do we want from the next administration?” a scoping paper … Continue reading

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New research finds escalating melt of Antarctic ice sheet

NASA scientist Eric Rignot, lead author of the new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience: “Without doubt, Antarctica as a whole is now losing ice yearly, and each year it’s losing more….We believe it is related to global climate … Continue reading

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Climate Change Science Program acting director William Brennan to face Senate confirmation hearing

On January 10 the President announced his intention to nominate Bill Brennan, current acting director of the Climate Change Science Program, to fill the position previously held by James Mahoney as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. This … Continue reading

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Fish and Wildlife Service suspicious delay of decision on polar bear threatened status

On January 7 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a politically suspicious delay in making a court-ordered ruling on “threatened” status protection for the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act. The administration could refuse to give the polar … Continue reading

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Call for public comments on revised U.S. climate science research plan

A summary of a revised research plan for the U.S. Climate Change Science Program has been posted for public review and comment during January and February. Following our August 2007 victory in federal court in the Center for Biological Diversity … Continue reading

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“Everything’s Cool” global warming documentary on DVD

“Everything’s Cool”—a film about the efforts of global warming citizen activists and educators, and about America finally “getting” global warming in the face of the right-wing disinformation campaign and the dangerous chasm between scientific understanding and political action—is now available … Continue reading

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House-Senate conferees should report strong Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act bill

A January 3 editorial in the St. Petersburg (FL) Times, “Protect the Whistleblowers,” calling on Congress to strengthen the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act and override a presidential veto if necessary, leads with:  “Were it not for the disclosures of Rick … Continue reading

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