Monthly Archives: April 2009

Jim Hansen rallies for monkey-wrench activist Tim DeChristopher at his arraignment today in Utah

NASA climate scientist James Hansen is in Utah today to speak at a rally in support of University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher as he faces arraignment at 11:45 am MDT (1:45 pm EDT) in Salt Lake City.  DeChristopher … Continue reading

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White House science & budget offices must lead in revitalizing federal climate research

Stronger leadership from the White House and Congress is urgently needed to revitalize and reform the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), to ensure that we have the scientific underpinnings for dealing effectively with the growing climate change threat.  This … Continue reading

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New climate working groups in Senate Environment Committee must address preparedness, adaptation

Yesterday Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), announced that she has established five committee working groups to tackle various aspects of a new and improved version of the Lieberman-Warner climate change … Continue reading

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“The concept is so broad that it may not make sense to place a climate service inside NOAA.”

“You need a program that is broader than just expanding the NOAA National Weather Service to do climate forecasts,” we told Congressional Quarterly. “You need to be looking at agriculture, food security, forests, water resources, transportation infrastructure, coastal infrastructure, wetlands.”  … Continue reading

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John Marburger’s Bromley Lecture: Illumination or whitewash?

An upcoming April 29 lecture at George Washington University by former White House Science Advisor John Marburger could be an opportunity for him to come clean about his role in enabling the Bush administration to corrupt the science-policy relationship.  Otherwise, … Continue reading

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Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize to whistleblower Thomas Tamm for exposing secret wiretapping program

Former Justice Department lawyer Thomas Tamm will be awarded The 2009 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on April 16. Tamm courageously exposed the existence of the government’s secret warrantless wiretapping program to the … Continue reading

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Should Utah student activist Tim DeChristopher go to jail for nonviolent monkey-wrench tactics?

On Friday December 19, 2008, University of Utah economics student and environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, 27, made a spur-of-the-moment decision to disrupt a controversial Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil lease auction by bidding on parcels of land near Arches … Continue reading

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EPA climate endangerment finding clears White House review

The U.S. EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas endangerment finding cleared the White House review process on April 13, paving the way for an official announcement detailing the threats posed by global warming to both public health and welfare, the New York … Continue reading

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Provisions in the Waxman-Markey draft bill get us closer to ensuring climate policy is science-based

The Waxman-Markey discussion draft climate bill includes a provision calling on the National Academy of Sciences to perform periodic studies of emerging and projected climate change impacts to determine whether or not greenhouse gas emissions-reduction targets need to be adjusted.  … Continue reading

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“The Denial Machine” – Index on Censorship reviews the Bush record on climate science

In “The Denial Machine,” Climate Science Watch director Rick Piltz reviews eight years of the climate change disinformation campaign in the Bush administration for a special end-of-2008 issue of Index on Censorship devoted to examining the Bush legacy on human … Continue reading

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