Monthly Archives: April 2010

Denialist Morano on scientists: “Rejoicing that their entire careers are getting pissed on”

Global warming denialist Marc Morano, long notorious for putting out propaganda and talking points that bear no relationship to scientific reality, has lately been taking his rhetorical war on science over the top as he smears and maligns the climate … Continue reading

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Ocean acidification: Senate hearing, National Academies report call attention to growing concerns

An April 22 hearing held by the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard examined the economic and environmental impacts of ocean acidification.  The hearing coincided with both the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the release of … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben: On Earth Day, the environmental movement needs repairs

“When the media and the president hail [the Senate climate and clean energy bill to be unveiled on April 26] as a ‘landmark,’ understand the shifting ground it actually defines: The environmental idea is too weak right now to win … Continue reading

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Avatar director James Cameron calls out lawmakers for reluctance to talk in terms of climate change

After speaking last week with lawmakers in Washington, ‘Avatar’ director James Cameron reportedly came away with the sense that they believe an energy and climate bill “will be a nonstarter if even it includes the word ‘climate change’ or ‘sustainability.’” … Continue reading

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Straight Up: Must-read book by Joe Romm of Climate Progress on climate change, policy, and the media

We heard Joe Romm speak with John Podesta at the Center for American Progress on April 19, promoting his new book Straight Up: America’s Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions.  Romm runs … Continue reading

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James McCarthy and Tim Wirth: Time for Obama to Set the Record Straight on Climate Change

“The president can, and should, say much more [about] the strong scientific evidence on human-induced climate change and its impacts on the United States, and the rapidly closing window for action,” say Harvard Prof. Jim McCarthy and UN Foundation President … Continue reading

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Cooler Heads Coalition serves up tired denialist fare at Hill “Climategate” lunch briefing

Climate Science Watch attended a Capitol Hill briefing April 16 on the “Climategate” e-mails, a denialist-friendly event intended for media and Congressional staffers.  The briefing was hosted by the Heritage Foundation and the Cooler Heads Coalition, an anti-regulatory-minded group formed … Continue reading

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2010 recipients of the Ridenhour Prizes

Matthew Hoh, the State Department official who resigned in protest from his post in Afghanistan, was awarded The Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling on April 14 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Historian and activist Howard Zinn was posthumously … Continue reading

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Debunking ‘Climategate’

“The idea that there is a massive lack of integrity in the science community, coming from the sources that are accusing them of that, politicians and right-wing blogs, is just ludicrous. They are projecting their own conspiratorial behavior and their … Continue reading

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Markey presses coal CEOs on climate change denialism, future of the industry in a low carbon economy

Three executives from the largest coal companies in the U.S. appeared April 14 before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, defending their industry against greenhouse gas regulation and championing its role in a new energy economy.  … Continue reading

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