Monthly Archives: April 2010

“Goofball weathermen, Climategate, conspiracy theories” the distraction we’re looking for?

“No one has ever offered a plausible account of why thousands of scientists at hundreds of universities in dozens of countries would bother to engineer a climate hoax,” Elizabeth Kolbert writes in the April 12 New Yorker. “Nor has anyone … Continue reading

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Pulitzer goes to editorial animation cartoonist who hit back on stolen e-mails

The 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning has been awarded to “Mark Fiore, self syndicated, for his online animated cartoons appearing on SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle Web site, where his biting wit, extensive research and ability to distill complex … Continue reading

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Draft of 5th U.S. Climate Action Report required by climate treaty posted for 28-day public review

The U.S. government on April 7 issued the public review draft of its fifth “national communication” required under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  U.S. Climate Action Report 2010 is the first comprehensive statement so far from … Continue reading

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Obama should end delay in appointing new federal whistleblower rights protection official

Fifteen months into this administration, the White House has yet to nominate someone to head the Office of Special Counsel, an independent oversight agency charged with protecting federal employees from prohibited personnel practices, including retaliation for whistleblowing. It has now … Continue reading

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Hansen: Obama must defend climate scientists and “facing the difficult truth of climate science”

“The predominant moral issue of the 21st century, almost surely, will be climate change,” writes James Hansen of NASA on Huffington Post April 5. “So far Congress has been steamrolled by special interests….The president must get involved. He must explain … Continue reading

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U.S. National Climate Change Assessment strategic planning kicks off in Chicago meeting

The National Climate Assessment Strategic Planning Meeting held in Chicago from February 24-25 was part of the initial planning phase for the reactivation of the U.S. National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts. The first National Assessment was completed in 2000, … Continue reading

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China is developing a national adaptive preparedness strategy for impacts of climate disruption

China is starting to ramp up its preparedness for drought, floods, typhoons, dust storms, heat waves and other extreme weather events as part of a 10-year national plan for responding to potential impacts of climate change, the London Guardian reported … Continue reading

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House of Commons panel: Reputations of Phil Jones, CRU, climate science and data remain intact

The U.K. House of Commons Science and Technology Committeee investigating allegations that scientists at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit headed by Prof. Phil Jones misrepresented data related to global warming announced on March 31 that it had … Continue reading

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