Monthly Archives: July 2009

Oceanographer Kate Moran joining Holdren’s team at White House Science Office

Kathryn (Kate) Moran, Professor of Oceanography and Associate Dean, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, is joining the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as a Senior Policy Analyst with expertise in oceans, the Arctic … Continue reading

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Climate change impacts in our backyards:  the Southwest

New Mexico is under such severe drought this July that state politicians are appealing to the federal government for drought relief for seven counties.  Meanwhile, the rain that does fall occurs in strenuous downpours that damage agricultural crops.  Record-breaking drought … Continue reading

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Is climate change adding risks to beachgoing? (Beware riptides, jellyfish, sharks, & the “BLOB”)

Some items gleaned from recent news accounts suggest the question: are ocean warming and rising sea level acting as a threat multiplier for common beach hazards?

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Denialist attack on EPA handling of Carlin document– Part 3: Govt Accountability Project statement

The global warming disinformation campaign – politicians, media, ideologue politicos – has falsely and disingenuously accused EPA of suppressing climate science and censoring a climate science whistleblower.  Part 3:  Statement by Government Accountability Project Legal Director on the Carlin incident.

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Denialist attack on EPA handling of Carlin global warming contrarian document– Part 2: The e-mails

The global warming disinformation campaign – politicians, media, ideologue politicos—has falsely and disingenuously accused EPA of suppressing climate science and censoring a climate science whistleblower.  Part 2 in a series: What to make of the leaked McGartland-Carlin e-mails? 

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Denialist attack on EPA handling of Carlin global warming contrarian document– Pt 1: The document

The global warming disinformation campaign – politicians, media, ideologue politicos – has falsely and disingenuously accused the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of suppressing climate science and censoring a climate science whistleblower.  Part 1 in a series:  What to make of … Continue reading

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Just out: “Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future”

Chris Mooney, journalist and author of the classic book The Republican War on Science, and co-author Sheril Kirshenbaum have a new book out on the steadily widening disconnect between the science community and mainstream American society. Mooney and Kirshenbaum ”explain … Continue reading

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Obama talks about climate impacts and adaptation at G-8—now should take the message to U.S. public

In his remarks on climate change and clean energy at the G8 summit on July 9, President Obama said, right up front: “The science is clear and conclusive, and the impacts can no longer be ignored. Ice sheets are melting. … Continue reading

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Climate change impacts in our backyards:  the Great Plains

How great will the Great Plains still be in the face of global climate disruption?  What can we expect to see in the this vast swath of land, bordered on the west by the Rocky Mountains and on the east … Continue reading

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House climate bill gives White House science office lead role in guiding climate research & services

We talked with Climate Wire about how the “Adapting to Climate Change” subtitle of the House-passed Waxman-Markey climate change cap and trade bill is an improvement over how the bill started out in its earlier discussion draft form—in putting the … Continue reading

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