Monthly Archives: February 2009

Economic stimulus bill climate change science provisions for NASA and NOAA

The economic stimulus bill (H.R. 1) that passed by a wide margin in the House of Representatives January 28 and its Senate companion that passed today by a vote of 61-37 both contain appropriations that will (barely) begin to save … Continue reading

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Energy Sec. Steven Chu: Viability of California cities and farms threatened by climate disruption

“I don’t think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Los Angeles Times. “We’re looking at a scenario where there’s no more agriculture in California.” And, he added, “I don’t … Continue reading

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House Natural Resources Committee charts course that includes preparedness for climate impacts

The agenda for the 111th Congress issued by the House Committee on Natural Resources would contribute to US preparedness for climate change impacts if developed and implemented.

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Our views on Senate Environment Committee’s “Principles for Global Warming Legislation”

The six Principles for Global Warming Legislation released today in a press conference called by Senator Barbara Boxer provide a good starting point for designing legislation to deal with global climate disruption, but could be strengthened by adding two more … Continue reading

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262 organizations call on Obama and Congress to restore strong whistleblower rights

Climate Science Watch added our name to a call by a public interest coalition for President Obama and Congress to support swift action on legislation to restore a credible, comprehensive Whistleblower Protection Act for federal employees.  This petition is also … Continue reading

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Washington Post, once a beacon for whistleblowers, now attacks whistleblower protections

The Washington Post’s February 2 editorial calling for whistleblower protections to be stripped from the economic stimulus bill is a stain on the record of a newspaper that once published the Watergate revelations and the Pentagon Papers. 

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CNN’s Lou Dobbs manufactures global warming controversy in junk journalism interview

In a display of junk journalism Friday evening (Jan 30), CNN’s Lou Dobbs invited a TV weatherman with no formal climate science training, John Coleman, and a credentialed climate scientist and IPCC author, Henry Pollack, to address what Dobbs referred … Continue reading

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