Monthly Archives: July 2008

Speaking Truth to Power: Why on earth is EPA whistleblower Jason Burnett standing alone?

… by Anne Polansky, Sr. Associate   (CSW Director Rick Piltz is on a book-writing sabbatical until the end of August) It took only one EPA whistleblower (Jason Burnett) to help Congressional Committee chairs Boxer, Waxman, Markey, et al conduct … Continue reading

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Michael MacCracken’s analysis of errors in Robinson, Robinson, and Soon 2007 contrarian article

Michael MacCracken of the Climate Institute, in an analysis posted here for the first time, identifies dozens of scientific errors and misleading statements in a 2007 paper by Arthur B. Robinson, Noah E. Robinson, and Willie Soon entitled “Environmental Effects … Continue reading

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Report for state legislators describes costly damages in 8 states from global climatic disruption

A report prepared for state legislators by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Environmental Research presents damages amounting to billions of dollars in eight states (CO, GA, KS, IL, MI, NV, NJ, … Continue reading

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Climate change science and government action: Interview on KPFK-FM Los Angeles

CSW director Rick Piltz was interviewed on July 21 on the new federal scientific assessment of the effects of climate change on human health and welfare in the US, the Bush administration’s record, Al Gore’s speech on transforming the energy … Continue reading

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Canadian government mimics US “quiet release” method for major climate and health report

The Globe and Mail (Canada) reported on July 23:  “The Conservative government is planning a quiet release for a major Health Canada report that warns of the harmful impact of climate change on the health of Canadians, particularly the young, … Continue reading

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Combatting an attempt by the disinformation campaign to hijack an American Physical Society forum

Thanks to Joe Romm and his excellent Climate Progress blog for exposing (also see follow-ups here and here) how the editor of the American Physical Society’s Forum on Physics and Society newsletter is acting essentially as an agent of the … Continue reading

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EPA report on climate change health & welfare impacts: Interview comments on Free Speech Radio News

In a July 18 interview on Free Speech Radio News, CSW director Rick Piltz commented on the release by EPA of a new federal scientific assessment of climate change impacts on human health and welfare, and how the administration is … Continue reading

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Media coverage of EPA release of climate change health effects assessment

The Washington Post, the Associated Press, and Reuters covered EPA’s release on July 17 of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program synthesis report, Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems. USA Today … Continue reading

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EPA releases report identifying harmful effects of climate change on human health

On July 17 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a major study by the US Climate Change Science Program synthesizing current scientific knowledge of climate change-induced threats to human health. The evidence synthesized in this report should be critical to … Continue reading

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“Beyond the Phony ‘Debate’: Government Science and the Climate Crisis”

“Since the beginning of President Bush’s second term, we have made great progress against the global warming denial machine. Clearly, the position that humans are not changing the climate no longer has any political traction,” said CSW director Rick Piltz … Continue reading

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