Monthly Archives: November 2009

Lou Dobbs and global warming: Two stories

On the occasion of Lou Dobbs abruptly quitting his anchor-commentator program on CNN, we recall two occasions on which he ran a climate change story. In one, he didn’t appear able to distinguish the relative merit of the views of … Continue reading

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US Global Change Research Program: Budget reporting impedes meaningful oversight

The US Global Change Research Program is in serious need of an overhaul if it is to meet today’s data and information needs associated with preparing for, mitigating, and building resilience to a troubling set of climate change consequences. Just … Continue reading

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EPA sends endangerment finding on greenhouse gases to White House for final approval

The US Environmental Protection Agency has sent its scientific finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare to the White House for final review, the next step in moving toward regulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under … Continue reading

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PEER: EPA orders employees to remove YouTube video critical of cap-and-trade climate policy

The US Environmental Protection Agency has ordered two of its attorneys to remove a video they posted on YouTube about problems with climate change legislation backed by the Obama administration or face “disciplinary action,” according to documents released today by … Continue reading

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Report from a conference on Climate Change, State Resilience and Global Security

Climate Science Watch attended a November 4 conference on Climate Change, State Resilience and Global Security, held at the Center for Naval Analysis in Alexandria, Virginia. At the conference a group of distinguished national security professionals provided perspective and engaged … Continue reading

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“Why Is There No US Climate Policy?”

The US does not have a climate change policy—none that can be articulated specifically and that represents the agreed position of the governing institutions. President Obama’s internationalist statements to the UN and the G8 about the potentially devastating impacts of … Continue reading

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GAO report makes case for national strategic plan to deal with climate impacts

The US needs “a national strategic plan that will guide the nation’s efforts to adapt to a changing climate,” says the Government Accountability Office, finding “a general lack of strategic coordination across agencies” in their efforts to adapt to climate … Continue reading

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On “Editing Scientists” at the White House Council on Environmental Quality

Scientific American contrasts CEQ chair Nancy Sutley’s stated position on science and policy at the White House with what we observed, reported, and documented under her Bush-Cheney CEQ predecesors, and what the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee discovered in … Continue reading

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Bingaman natural resources planning bill underscores need to move on climate change adaptation

The Natural Resources Climate Adaptation Act of 2009, introduced by Senator Bingaman on October 27, would require federal agencies to prepare a national strategy and agency plans to minimize the adverse impacts of climate change on natural resources and maximize … Continue reading

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