Yearly Archives: 2009

California’s Adaptation Strategy shows leadership that Senate climate bill should follow

The final version of the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy released last week puts forth a set of wide-ranging recommendations for managing and adapting to a set of difficult climate change impacts throughout the state.  Meanwhile, a recent framework for … Continue reading

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“Climate Scoreboard” – new widget simulates warming consequences of Copenhagen proposals

A new “widget” uses a sophisticated simulation called C-ROADS to calculate how much the Earth’s average temperature is expected to rise given the current suite of proposals under consideration in Copenhagen.  The Climate Scoreboard is automatically updated each day as … Continue reading

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Sensenbrenner IPCC witch-hunt: Attempt to blacklist climate scientists must be rejected

Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin), ranking Republican on the House global warming committee, has sent a letter to Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, calling for scientists whose names appear in the e-mails stolen from the … Continue reading

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FBI investigating death threats against two scientists whose emails were stolen in CRU hacking

The FBI is investigating death threats against two climate scientists since their stolen e-mails were leaked in the U.K. Climatic Research Unit hacking incident, the U.K. Guardian reports.  Tom Wigley, former Director of CRU and now at the National Center … Continue reading

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Rep. Sensenbrenner projects “fascism” and “fraud” onto scientists, is rebutted at hearing

Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin) channeled the reckless spirit of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy in an effort to lead a December 3 House global warming committee hearing toward a witchhunt based on e-mails stolen from the Climatic Research Unit in … Continue reading

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Michael MacCracken: The Achievable Path to Climate Protection

Dr. Michael MacCracken spoke on December 3 in Washington, DC, outlining his proposal for building a bridge between developed and developing countries to forge an international climate agreement. He emphasized that without emissions reduction commitments from both developed and developing … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Congress from U.S. Scientists on Climate Change and Recently Stolen Emails

“In the last few weeks, opponents of taking action on climate change have misrepresented both the content and the significance of stolen emails to obscure public understanding of climate science and the scientific process,” said 25 U.S. scientists, including eight … Continue reading

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History is made as US EPA finds heat-trapping gases endanger human health and welfare

Lisa Jackson, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, today issued the following Endangerment finding:  “The Administrator finds that six greenhouse gases taken in combination endanger both the public health and the public welfare of current and future generations.”  The … Continue reading

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Former Bush officials playing roles on behalf of oil, gas, mining and other energy interests

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) today released a report, Smoke Screen: How Bush Insiders Distorted – And Still Influence – America’s Debate Over Climate Change, profiling former Bush officials and the roles they are now playing on … Continue reading

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On Obama, Copenhagen, and 9 Senate Democrats’ conditions for supporting a climate treaty and bill

Climate Science Watch director Rick Piltz talked with KPFK-FM in Los Angeles about a letter to President Obama from nine Senate Democrats setting out conditions for supporting a US climate policy, and with Al Jazeera English TV in Washington, DC, … Continue reading

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