Monthly Archives: February 2008

An eminent climate scientist working to hold government officials accountable

“Time is running out. If an agreement isn’t possible in the next 2, 3, or 4 years, it may be too late to prevent serious climatic consequences….Unless the negotiations can find the political will to agree on enforceable and meaningful … Continue reading

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US State Dept. request for comments on the future of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

“The U.S. State Department, in its role as coordinator for the U.S. Government’s role in the IPCC, requests public comment on the activities and process of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in order to facilitate the U.S. Government’s … Continue reading

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President’s FY 2009 climate science budget proposal remains below the 2001 level

While President Bush has requested an increase in funding for the Climate Change Science Program for Fiscal Year 2009, the inflation-adjusted program budget still remains below what it was in 2001, and significantly below the mid-1990s level. This despite growing … Continue reading

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Presidential Climate Action Project “State of the Climate” statement calls for federal action

In signing the Presidential Climate Action Project “State of the Climate” statement, Climate Science Watch joins Nobel Prize winners, leading scientists, elected leaders, heads of major environmental organizations, and others in urging the federal government to invest more in climate … Continue reading

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For a National Climate Change Preparedness Initiative

Climate Science Watch director Rick Piltz put forward our proposal that the next administration undertake a National Climate Change Preparedness Initiative, at a national conference on “Climate Change: Science and Solutions,” in Washington, DC. He spoke on January 17 as … Continue reading

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“The American Denial of Global Warming”

Prof. Naomi Oreskes, of the University of California-San Diego Science Studies Program, lectures on the history of the global warming disinformation campaign, led by corporate-funded policy operatives and ideologically-driven scientists, who employed the “tobacco strategy” to manipulate public opinion to … Continue reading

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A strategy session on the future of the US Global Change Research Program

A process for developing a set of recommendations to the next administration and Congress in January 2009 was kicked off on January 17 at a national conference on Climate Change: Science and Solutions, in Washington, DC.  Climate Science Watch participated … Continue reading

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CCSP Synthesis Reports are years behind schedule as program scrambles to meet court deadline

Geotimes reports: “Four years ago, the U.S. Climate Change Science Program agreed to prepare 21 reports on various topics related to climate change and its impacts by the end of September 2007. As of December, however, only four had been … Continue reading

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