Yearly Archives: 2009

Obama 2008: “Time for delay is over. This is a matter of urgency.” US 2009: No climate policy

Bill McKibben in the November 22 Washington Post: “Imagine an American president who would take the press corps to Glacier National Park so they could hike the dwindling ice fields, then fly them above the millions of acres of dead … Continue reading

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Federal court: “Monumental negligence” at Army Corps further endangered Katrina victims

Another powerful argument for a coordinated high-profile federal mission to raise preparedness for climate change impacts came last night with a federal district court decision holding the US Army Corps of Engineers liable for “monumental negligence” in its duties to … Continue reading

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UN report identifies women in poor countries as among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts

A report released today by the UN Population Fund identifies gender inequities in vulnerability to global climate disruption.  The report looks at the nexus of population dynamics, the welfare of women worldwide, and climate change impacts and adaptation and concludes … Continue reading

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The economic costs of climate adaptation escalate with inaction, says bipartisan energy group

“Pay now, or pay more later” is the increasingly substantiated wisdom of addressing—and failing to address—the threat of global climate disruption.  The bipartisan National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) pulled together the findings of seven climate change impacts studies conducted … Continue reading

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Climate change: Kids get it, Rush Limbaugh and other denialists don’t

In a new video from the World Wildlife Fund, the children of WWF staff talk about the consequences of climate change, the importance of taking action and the need for U.S. leadership in reaching an international agreement at the upcoming … Continue reading

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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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