Monthly Archives: November 2008

Happy Buy Nothing Day!

For those of us in the US who are fortunate enough, the day after Thanksgiving usually means three things:  turkey sandwiches, football on TV, and shopping.  As many of us kick off the winter holiday season this “Black Friday” by … Continue reading

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The “Fallen Legion”—Whistleblower thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  A “recommended diary” posted November 26 on the DailyKos website thanks a long list of “public servants who were fired or resigned in protest to the Bush/Cheney/Rove administration.”

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Nonviolent climate action group was labeled terrorist by Maryland State Police spies

Maryland State Police labeled members of the grassroots Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) group as terrorists and extremists after they held a nonviolent protest of then-Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s climate change policy.  This kind of authoritarian wrongdoing has been fostered by … Continue reading

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Henry Waxman, champion of science integrity on climate, to chair House Energy & Commerce Committee

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) has unseated Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) as chair of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. We testified before Rep. Waxman in January 2007 when, as the new chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform … Continue reading

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Obama on climate change action: Delay no longer an option, denial no longer an acceptable response

“Few challenges facing America and the world are more urgent than combating climate change,” President-elect Obama told the Bi-Partisan Governors Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles, California on November 18. “Now is the time to confront this challenge once and … Continue reading

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CA Gov. Schwarzenegger to hold global climate summit: How will it mesh with Obama’s climate agenda?

This week California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be hosting at least four governors and government officials from China, India, Australia, Mexico, Canada and several other countries at a “Global Climate Summit” in Beverly Hills.  Will the outcome of this summit … Continue reading

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“Bring on the Reality-Based Community”

“The truly poisonous legacy of the past eight years is one that spread to much of society and will therefore be much harder to undo: the utter contempt with which those in power viewed inconvenient facts, empiricism and science in … Continue reading

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Earthbeat interview: Looking ahead on climate science integrity

In an election day radio interview, CSW director Rick Piltz talked about climate science integrity issues and looked ahead to what’s needed from the next administration.  See Details for text of Q&A.

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NASA’s James Hansen, et al, on what’s needed to avoid a total ice-melt on Earth

An important scientific paper by James Hansen of NASA and colleagues, released last week, suggests that the world must organize around achieving a maximum atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration of 350 ppm to avoid crossing over into the climate conditions that … Continue reading

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Obama: “I will never sanction any attempt to subvert the work of scientists.”

In an October 20 letter to the President of the American Federation of Government Employees, Barack Obama said: “In an Obama Administration, the principle of scientific integrity will be absolute.  I will never sanction any attempt to subvert the work … Continue reading

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