Monthly Archives: April 2008

Rockefellers call for change in ExxonMobil leadership

The UK Guardian reported on April 30: “The founding family behind ExxonMobil has embarrassed the board by joining critics of the world’s largest publicly-quoted oil company and called for a management shake-up which could change its attitude towards climate change. … Continue reading

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Judge orders Bush administration to stop delaying polar bear protection

A federal judge has found the Bush administration guilty of violating the Endangered Species Act and ordered the administration to issue a final listing decision for the polar bear by May 15, 2008. The administration is well beyond the legal … Continue reading

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Union of Concerned Scientists study: Hundreds of EPA scientists report political interference

An investigation of the Environmental Protection Agency released April 23 found that 889 of nearly 1,600 staff scientists reported that they experienced political interference in their work over the last five years. Hundreds of scientists reported being unable to openly … Continue reading

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“Hot Politics” re-aired—PBS FRONTLINE program on global warming politics and online interviews

The full PBS FRONTLINE hour-long program on global warming, “Hot Politics,” which first aired on April 24, 2007, and re-aired on April 22, 2008, can be viewed in its entirety online. We are in segment #6—Censorship, discussing the Bush administration’s … Continue reading

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Ross Gelbspan review of new book on capitalism and the environmental crisis by Gus Speth

“Contemporary capitalism and a habitable planet cannot coexist. That is the core message of The Bridge at the Edge of the World, by J. ‘Gus’ Speth, a prominent environmentalist who, in this book, has turned sharply critical of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Interior Dept. announces further delay of months in decision on listing of polar bear as threatened

The Department of the Interior has told a federal court that it needs until June 30 to complete its Endangered Species Act listing decision on the polar bear, which is already more than three months overdue. What will it take … Continue reading

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EPA releases draft strategy on response to climate change impacts on water resources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water has made available for comment a public review draft of the National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change.  This draft document represents EPA’s “initial effort to identify potential impacts of climate … Continue reading

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Bush climate speech aligns with disinformation campaign on stonewalling courts and environmental law

Buried in President Bush’s mostly empty speech on climate change April 16 was a signal that the White House is likely to continue to stonewall on compliance with the Supreme Court’s ruling on greenhouse gas regulation and clear requirements of … Continue reading

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Will Bush acknowledge the harmful impacts of global climate disruption?

Will there be a significant shift in the President’s approach to climate change when he gives another “Rose Garden speech” on April 16?  Not unless we see administration political officials freely acknowledge scientific assessments of the harmful impacts of global … Continue reading

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Comments on draft federal “Coastal Elevations and Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise” report

Climate Science Watch submitted comments on communications and stakeholder interaction issues in the development of U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.1, Coastal Elevations and Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise.

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