Monthly Archives: November 2008

Expected Obama early actions to reverse Bush on EPA greenhouse gas rules a first step

The Washington Post reports on November 9 that the Obama transition is already “positioned to quickly reverse Bush actions” that have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from reaching an “endangerment” finding that would trigger regulation of greenhouse gases under the … Continue reading

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“One minute elevator speech” on climate policy to President-elect Obama

Gristmill, the environmental news blog, asked us and several others to imagine we found ourselves in an elevator with the President-elect, giving us one minute of his undivided attention on how he should approach environment, energy, and climate policy.  We … Continue reading

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President-elect Obama will need top climate and energy advice in the White House

In the flurry of activity to fill key posts in the Obama Administration and gear up for January 20, climate change and energy policy are ranking as top issues right alongside the US economy, for the first time in the … Continue reading

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Michael Crichton, author of State of Fear, leaves global warming disinformation legacy

We usually hold back on criticism of the recently deceased, but as the appreciation pieces are being written we’ll say for the record that the late Michael Crichton did a disservice with his denialist potboiler novel State of Fear, which … Continue reading

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“Science and the Next President—Addressing the Politicization of Science”

After eight years of an administration that politicized science using a variety of methods, we look to the Obama administration for significant change – but fixing unhealthy relationships between the White House, federal agency officials, and government scientists will not … Continue reading

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Congratulations to President-Elect Obama

Climate Science Watch congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama and his 64+ million supporters on their victory yesterday.  We will do whatever we can to encourage his new administration to bring about the change we need in dealing with the threat of … Continue reading

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McCain and Palin scored political points by misrepresenting science project funding

In presidential debates and stump speeches, John McCain and Sarah Palin attacked several specific worthwhile science projects and mocked federal support for them as pork-barrel spending.  Why did they do this?  Was it due to ignorance of the actual purpose … Continue reading

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