Monthly Archives: January 2010

Capitol Hill briefing draws needed attention to challenges of climate change impacts and adaptation

A January 8 Capitol Hill briefing by four leading analysts on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation reflected a growing awareness that scientific research and assessment per se don’t necessarily lead to effective action to enhance resilience to the impacts of … Continue reading

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White House Science Office reactivating U.S. National Assessment of Climate Change

Katharine Jacobs, who chairs the forthcoming National Academy of Sciences report on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, is moving to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to play a lead role on climate change assessment … Continue reading

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Copenhagen post-mortem: Interview on Al Jazeera

Climate Science Watch director Rick Piltz talked with Al Jazeera English TV about the conclusion of the Copenhagen climate conference and where it leaves us.

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After Copenhagen, questions about U.S. commitment to climate change aid to developing countries

After building up expectations with the Copenhagen Accord of substantial new aid to developing countries, is the Obama administration already lowering them now that the action has shifted to the U.S. domestic scene?  Under the Copenhagen Accord, “developed countries commit … Continue reading

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Ross Gelbspan: “In Conclusion…”

“The truth is that, even assuming the wildest possible success of these initiatives—that humanity decided tomorrow to replace its coal and oil burning energy sources with non-carbon sources—it would still be too late to avert major climate disruptions,” says journalist-author … Continue reading

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