Monthly Archives: June 2010

AAAS initiative, Chris Mooney paper ask: do scientists understand the public?

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (two AAAS’s) hosted a seminar in Washington DC on June 29 to unveil a new initiative to understand the knowledge gap between scientists and … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch Weekly Update, June 29

A brief update on events, hearings, and legislative developments that we’ll be tracking and writing about this week.

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IPCC, key target of war on climate science, announces 831 experts to author Fifth Assessment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has announced its selection of 831 authors and review editors for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report to be published in 2013-2014. In light of the denial machine’s war on climate science, which seeks to … Continue reading

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Ocean Acidification in litigation, legislation, and research – What’s the status?

On June 23 CSW attended a panel on Ocean Acidification: Managing the Marine Impacts of Climate Change, at which experts from the scientific, nongovernmental and regulatory communities imparted a greater understanding of the science of ocean acidification, the enormity of … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch Weekly Update, June 22

A brief summary of some of the things we are tracking and writing about this week—UPDATED 6/23

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New study finds striking level of agreement among climate experts on anthropogenic climate change

“Expert Credibility in Climate Change,” a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that 97-98% of climate researchers examined who are most actively publishing in the field support the IPCC conclusions, i.e., are convinced by the … Continue reading

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Murkowski Resolution a rejection of broad scientific understanding of climate change threat

On June 10, the Senate voted down Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s resolution to strip EPA of the authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.  The vote, 53-47, united all 41 Republicans in the chamber in support of Murkowski … Continue reading

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Climate change preparedness – what about the risks that may come with adaptation and mitigation?

On June 10 CSW was at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, attending a roundtable discussion titled The Conflict Potential of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation. Discussion of climate change policy thus far has focused on what climate change impacts … Continue reading

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Record Rains Pummel Oklahoma City as State’s Senator Inhofe Continues to Deny Climate Change Science

Just days after Senator James Inhofe (Republican, Oklahoma) said he could not find one conclusion of the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that “has now not been refuted,” Oklahoma City yesterday (14 June 2010) experienced its heaviest rain in history. … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch Weekly Update, 6/14

A brief summary of events we are attending, keeping track of, and writing about this week.

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