Monthly Archives: August 2009

A memory of Robert Novak, 1931-2009, opponent of climate change mitigation policy

In his June 13, 2005, column (“Blair vs. Bush”) on the battle over climate and energy policy, columnist Robert Novak, who died this morning, wove a tale of how UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, 11 national academies of science, bipartisan … Continue reading

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NY Times editorial echoes our view that Obama must speak out on climate change threat

An August 10 editorial in the New York Times (“A Real Bill for the Climate”) calls on President Obama, as we have done, to start communicating the urgency of the climate change problem and its threat to the planet, and … Continue reading

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Part 2: John Holdren Senate testimony on new directions for climate research and information service

In July 30 Senate testimony, President Obama’s science and technology adviser John Holdren addressed the need for new directions for the U.S. Global Change Research Program, national climate change assessment, and the development of a National Climate Service—all along lines … Continue reading

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Part 1: John Holdren Senate testimony on climate change science and policy

In July 30 Senate testimony on the relationship between climate research, assessment, and policymaking, President Obama’s science and technology adviser John Holdren presented the kind of articulate, rational, mainstream perspective that we have been accustumed to hearing from him for … Continue reading

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Health care death threat against Rep. Brad Miller, an ally on climate change and govt accountability

The Associated Press reported on August 7 that Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC), who supports an overhaul of the health care system, apparently had his life threatened by a caller who is associated with the right-wing thugs who have been suppressing … Continue reading

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California draft climate change adaptation strategy a step ahead of House-passed climate bill

California state agencies have developed and issued for public review a draft 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy.  This is the first example of a strategic, operational plan for collaborative action by state agencies to adapt to impacts of global climate … Continue reading

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