Monthly Archives: February 2010

Al Gore New York Times op-ed a lesson for Obama in how to talk about climate change with candor

In the Sunday February 28 New York Times former Vice-President Al Gore weighs in with a strong, 1,900-word op-ed column that includes a spirited defense of climate science and the besieged climate science community (something it would be nice to … Continue reading

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Sen. Inhofe inquisition seeking ways to criminalize and prosecute 17 leading climate scientists

Senator James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, has gone a step beyond promoting his long-notorious global warming denialist propaganda. He is now using the resources of the Senate committee to seek opportunities to criminalize the … Continue reading

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Scientists ill-equipped to deal with all-out war on climate science community

At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a panel of eminent scientists agreed they and their colleagues should have responded more quickly and effectively to news about a few errors in the 2007 IPCC … Continue reading

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Anyone Can Whistle: The Essential Role of the Whistleblower in American Society

On February 17 the Government Accountability Project teamed up with Participant Media and the Paley Center for Media in New York City for a televised, long-format special featuring legendary whistleblowers. The program detailed and analyzed what whistleblowers are, the six … Continue reading

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Deep Climate investigation of denialist and “skeptic” attack on Hockey Stick temperature record

The investigative blogger Deep Climate has been working to set the record straight on how an orchestrated campaign by members of Congress, industry-funded global warming denialist groups and PR operatives, and professional “skeptics” has spread misleading information about the paleoclimate … Continue reading

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World Wildlife Fund statement on the IPCC and WWF’s scientific work

The World Wildlife Fund has issued a statement on the results of the organization’s inquiry into statements about Himalayan glaciers and the climate change threat in the Amazon attributed to WWF in the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change impacts … Continue reading

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Why snowstorms freak out Washington, D.C.: How snow-plowing policy is made in the nation’s capital

“Obama announces that he wants to get the snow plowed, but that he wants bipartisan consensus and compromise instead of unilateral action, and that instead of him pushing a particular snow-plowing policy, he wants Congress to work out the details. … Continue reading

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Commerce Department proposes NOAA Climate Service

On February 8, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) unveiled a major new proposal for the establishment of a NOAA Climate Service, a new office tasked with serving the nation’s increasing climate information needs. We support this initiative as … Continue reading

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A new low: 44% approve Obama’s job performance, 47% disapprove; 29% approval among independents

The Marist Poll of U.S. public opinion conducted February 1-3 finds fewer registered voters nationwide—44%—currently approve of President Obama’s perfromance as president than disapprove—47%.  For the first time since he took office, a majority of Independents—57%—disapproves of how he is … Continue reading

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How does the politicization of climate change affect public opinion?

Recent polling that suggests a decline in U.S. public concern about global warming has raised fears about the viability of building and maintaining support for climate legislation and policy unless there is more widespread understanding of the threat. Climate science … Continue reading

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