Monthly Archives: January 2009

Our questions for EPA Administrator nominee Lisa Jackson at her Senate confirmation hearing

Climate Science Watch has submitted to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works a set of questions we would like to see Chairman Barbara Boxer or other committee members ask Lisa Jackson when she testifies at her confirmation hearing … Continue reading

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Our questions for Energy Secretary nominee Steven Chu at his Senate confirmation hearing

Climate Science Watch has submitted to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources a list of questions we would like to see Chairman Jeff Bingaman or other committee members ask Dr. Steven Chu when he testifies at his confirmation … Continue reading

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White House Science Office finally clears two delayed climate science reports for release

We have learned from various sources that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has cleared for publication two major federal climate science synthesis reports, one on the Arctic and one on ecosystem thresholds, after holding them for … Continue reading

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CDC director Julie Gerberding ousted by Obama administration effective January 20

Dr. Gerberding’s controversial tenure at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included her acceptance of White House censorship of her Senate testimony on climate change and public health, CDC’s failure to act to protect victims of Hurricane Katrina from … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Erin Brockovich to make a truth-digging trip to the TVA coal ash spill site

Erin Brockovich, a long-time environmental activist, will be in Tennessee this week to hear from those who were affected by the December 22 release of coal ash at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant.  It appears the Tennessee Valley Authority has … Continue reading

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Climate change in Vanity Fair’s Oral History of the Bush White House

“Farewell to All That: An Oral History of the Bush White House,” in the February 2009 issue of Vanity Fair, is a 20,000-word article that draws on interviews with more than 40 individuals, including Climate Science Watch director Rick Piltz.

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Letter to White House Science Office on delays in releasing climate science reports

In a January 2 letter to Sharon Hays, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Climate Science Watch said “unnecessary delays continue to impede the timely release of the final Synthesis and Assessment reports that … Continue reading

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Several of our favorite journalists won major prizes in 2008 for reporting on climate change

Andrew Revkin of the New York Times, Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press, and Peter Bull of the Center for Investigative Reporting—reporters who have covered stories to which we contributed—have been honored for excellence in environmental journalism for their work … Continue reading

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James and Anniek Hansen make a personal appeal to Barack and Michelle Obama

Dr. James Hansen and his wife Anniek have written a personal letter to President-elect Barack Obama and our next first lady Michelle Obama, urging strong action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, citing “a profound disconnect between actions that policy circles … Continue reading

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