Monthly Archives: June 2009

Video of Al Franken interview with climate change whistleblower Rick Piltz, 2005

Al Franken, who has been declared the winner in the Minnesota U.S. Senate election, interviewed Rick Piltz on Air America Radio and the Sundance Channel on July 7, 2005. Piltz, now director of Climate Science Watch, talks about Bush White … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman on “treason against the planet”—“the immorality of climate-change denial”

Most of the 212 representatives who voted no on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill that passed with a 7-vote margin in the House “rejected the whole notion that we have to do something about greenhouse gases,” says Paul Krugman in … Continue reading

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Climate change impacts in our backyards: the Midwest

This fourth post in our series delving into Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, a landmark report issued June 16, highlights the climate change consequences we can expect to see in the Midwest.  While this region will likely … Continue reading

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Remembering Jack Eddy, 1931-2009, R.I.P.

John A. Eddy, a solar astronomer famed for his studies of irregular variations in solar activity and their connections with Earth’s climate, died on June 10, 2009.  What was not captured in the obituaries we have seen was Dr. Eddy’s … Continue reading

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Funding for adaptation in the Waxman-Markey House-passed climate change cap and trade bill

In addition to creating a cap-and-trade system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and setting in motion a sustainable energy transformation, the Waxman-Markey “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009,” which the U.S. House of Representatives approved today by a … Continue reading

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Jim Hansen’s statements at Coal River Mountain protest against mountaintop removal

“We must have a moratorium on new coal plants and phase out existing ones within the next 20 years.” said NASA climate scientist James Hansen at a June 23 rally in West Virginia protesting mountaintop removal for coal mining. “Coal … Continue reading

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Climate change in our backyards:  the Southeast

This third post in our series delving into Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, a landmark report issued June 16, highlights the climate consequences we can expect to see in the southeastern region of the US.  This region … Continue reading

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Climate change in our backyards:  the Northeast

Climate change impacts are already discernible in the US Northeast region, and are expected to worsen over time.  The Northeast is projected to face continued warming and more extensive climate-related changes, some of which could dramatically alter the region’s economy, … Continue reading

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“Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States” – Report Overview (Part 1 of a series)

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, a scientifically based assessment report issued on June 16 by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, with its focus on the likely impacts of climate change across the nation, has the potential … Continue reading

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NASA climate scientist Jim Hansen arrested today for civil disobedience against WV coal mining

Breaking news…. Along with actress Daryl Hannah, 94-year old former US Congressman Ken Hechler, coal mining activist Judy Bonds, and dozens of others protesting mountaintop removal for coal mining, Dr. James Hansen was arrested this afternoon for trespassing onto the … Continue reading

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