Monthly Archives: March 2010

Tom Karl discusses plans for NOAA Climate Service

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is developing its capability to play a leading role in providing data and information services in support of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts nationwide. This is one potentially valuable element of an overall … Continue reading

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Dealing in Doubt: New Greenpeace report reviews 20 years of the climate change denial machine

Dealing in Doubt, a report released by Greenpeace on March 24, concisely traces the history of attacks on climate science, climate scientists, and the IPCC.  The report covers some of the key developments in the campaign of disinformation bankrolled by … Continue reading

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EPA takes heat over Endangerment Finding for greenhouses gases at House Science Committee hearing

Dr. Paul Anastas, EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, faced pointed global warming “skeptic” questions from House Science and Technology Committee members on the science behind the EPA Endangerment Finding, which requires the agency to regulate greenhouse gases under … Continue reading

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The Koch Hall: What could you buy for less than 1/1,000th of your net worth?

David Koch of Koch Industries, whose net worth is reportedly $17.5 billion, got his name on a permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History—the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins—for a contribution of $15 million. How does … Continue reading

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Americans for Prosperity: Distorting climate change science and economics in well-funded campaign

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), part of a network of libertarian organizations devoted to "limited government" and "free markets," is distorting climate change science and economics to "halt the encroachment of government." With generous support from the multibillionaire owners of Koch … Continue reading

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Koch Industries multibillionaire Koch brothers bankroll attacks on climate change science and policy

Some of the most determined opponents of action on climate change in the U.S. are so-called libertarians, motivated by an ideological commitment to minimal government and “free market” laissez-faire capitalism. Their efforts on behalf of unregulated corporate wealth and power … Continue reading

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Federal Climate Change Adaptation Task Force progress report shows early steps on a long road

Obama Administration officials have released a progress report of a federal interagency task force that was charged by the President in October 2009 with developing and implementing a national strategy for adapting to the impacts of global climate change. Much … Continue reading

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Is stalled Senate climate legislation action linked to polls suggesting decline in public concern?

A March 12 event on Capitol Hill brought together a panel of leading experts in political analysis, climate science, and survey research to consider the relationship between what scientists know about climate change, what the public understands, and the legislative … Continue reading

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Leaked document says Canadian federal climate scientists being blocked from media contact

A dramatic reduction in Canadian media coverage of climate change science issues is the result of Harper government rules to control interviews by Environment Canada scientists with journalists, according to an internal Environment Canada federal document. “The document suggests the … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the U.S. Government from U.S. Scientists on climate change and the IPCC reports

America, pay attention. On March 12, “An Open Letter from Scientists in the United States on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Errors Contained in the Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007,” will be delivered to U.S. federal agencies. … Continue reading

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