Monthly Archives: June 2009

Letter to Congress from 22 environmental groups in support of cap-and-trade bill, preparedness

22 national environmental organizations, representing millions of members, sent a letter June 22 to members of the House of Representatives urging a vote in support of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, the Waxman-Markey greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the President and Members of Congress from 20 leading scientists and scholars

In an open letter to President Obama and Congress, 20 leading U.S. scientists and scholars “call attention to the large difference between what U.S. politics now seems capable of enacting and what scientists understand is necessary to prevent climatic disruption … Continue reading

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Dr. James Hansen agrees to debate a major coal mining company CEO in West Virginia

Last week the President and CEO of Massey Energy, Don Blankenship, when he learned Dr. James Hansen would be joining protesters tomorrow in a demonstration against mountaintop removal for coal mining, publicly challenged Hansen to a debate on coal burning … Continue reading

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House appropriates increased funding for climate research

This week the US of House of Representatives took one step in the right direction by passing a fiscal year 2010 spending bill for the Department of Commerce (which includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), as well as other … Continue reading

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What does Rep. Broun of Georgia have against a National Climate Service?

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) is on a mission to de-fund climate change programs and defeat cap-and-trade legislation.  This week he offered a House floor amendment to kill funding for a National Climate Service.  Broun’s website includes this:  “Broun Bashes Wacky-Marxist … Continue reading

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President Obama should lead in talking about the consequences of inaction on climate change

We talked with Grist, The Daily Climate, and KPFA-FM in Berkeley, CA about the June 16 release of Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States and the role of the White House under two administrations.

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Video link and key quotes from White House briefing on Global Climate Change Impacts report

Four top climate scientists and government officials—John Holdren, Jane Lubchenco, Jerry Melillo, and Tom Karl—hosted the White House press briefing yesterday to present “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.”  The live streaming video was unavailable for the first … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch joins the e-fray: we post on Daily Kos, and Tweet on Twitter… what’s next?

Our new “tweet” handle is ClimateSciWatch.  (If you follow us, we’ll follow you.)  Our posts are auto-fed to make new “tweets.”  We just discovered that the US Global Change Research Program twitters about the new Impacts report:  ClimateChangeUS, with the … Continue reading

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US Climate Change Impact Report Shows Immediate Need for Action – White House must lead in preparing

Later today, the White House will release a major new report on the implications of global climate disruption for the United States. This is the first climate science report to come out under the Obama administration, and the most significant … Continue reading

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US government to release “Global Climate Change Impacts in the US” – Today at 1:30 pm

Today (June 16) the Obama administration will release, at a White House news conference, a report synthesizing the state of scientific knowledge on the likely and potential consequences of global climate disruption for the United States. This is the first … Continue reading

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