Monthly Archives: October 2009

Senate testimony on climate change and national security raises questions: Whose security?

Global climatic disruption will pose a national security problem and will require a response from the US national security apparatus, a panel of experts told an October 28 Senate Environment Committee hearing on the Kerry-Boxer Clean Energy Jobs and American … Continue reading

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Federal climate change adaptation strategy needed, say Rep. Markey, hearing witnesses, GAO report

Climate Science Watch’s call for a national adaptation strategy in climate legislation was buttressed by the recommendations in a new congressional Government Accountability Office report released at an October 22 hearing of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and … Continue reading

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President Obama at MIT calls down those who make cynical claims about climate change

“There are going to be those who make cynical claims that contradict the overwhelming scientific evidence when it comes to climate change, claims whose only purpose is to defeat or delay the change that we know is necessary.  So we’re … Continue reading

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Climate Cover-Up: New book by the DeSmogBlog team is a take-down of the denial machine

In their excellent new book, Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, James Hoggan and Richard Littlemore take on the deceptive public relations tactics behind the global warming denial machine. Featuring an oily cast of characters that may be … Continue reading

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Limbaugh to Revkin: Die

Likening “environmental wackos” to jihadi terrorists, Rush Limbaugh bent some recent comments on population and climate change by New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin out of shape and threw down this challenge: “This guy from The New York Times, if … Continue reading

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Recommended: Acid Test, a film about the threat of ocean acidification, available online

Acid Test is an excellent film about the global threat of ocean acidification, which poses a fundamental challenge to marine life and the health of the entire planet. The 21-minute film, produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council and narrated … Continue reading

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Scientists return fire at CEI and Pat Michaels for bogus charges on global temperature data record

The New York Times and Greenwire reported on October 14 that climate scientists refuted claims, made in a petition to EPA by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, that essential data on the global warming temperature record had been destroyed, thus undermining … Continue reading

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Stephen Schneider comments on the CEI and Pat Michaels petition on the global warming data record

“Pat Michaels and the Competitive Enterprise Institute continue to obfuscate well-established scientific conclusions by counting on most non-specialists to be unaware of the vast preponderance of multiple lines of evidence for anthropogenic climate warming,” Stanford University Prof. Stephen Schneider says, … Continue reading

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Phil Jones and Ben Santer respond to CEI and Pat Michaels attack on temperature data record

Prof. Phil Jones, Director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the UK and Ben Santer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory comment in response to a petition to EPA by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and … Continue reading

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California: “Going for broke” on climate policies? Or too broke to take them on?

California, the quintessential trailblazer and laboratory for national environmental policy, was the first state to enact a comprehensive climate change bill.  California’s grand emissions reduction agenda, however, will require funding, and right now California faces billions of dollars in budget … Continue reading

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