Monthly Archives: June 2010

Large, consistent majority of Americans believe climate change is happening, want government to act

We checked out a June 10 briefing held by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, “Have Americans’ Views on Global Warming Changed? A New Look at Public Opinion,” a report by Jon Krosnick on the latest iteration of public opinion … Continue reading

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New national survey: Public concern about global warming is once again on the rise

77 percent of Americans now favor regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant, including 64 percent of Republicans, according to a new national survey released June 8 by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities – even as the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch Weekly Update

A brief summary of events we are attending and tuning into this week.

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AMS Climate Briefing Series takes on national security implications of climate change

On June 4 CSW was on Capitol Hill attending an American Meteorological Society (AMS) briefing – part of the Climate Briefing Series – on Climate Change and National Security. The event featured Rear Admiral David Titley, Oceanographer and Navigator of … Continue reading

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Whistleblower seeking to force shutdown of BP Atlantis oil rig, another potential Gulf disaster

Kenneth Abbott, a whistleblower from BP Atlantis, another Gulf of Mexico deepwater oil drilling rig, has been trying to expose critical safety lapses for years, but his efforts seem to have fallen on deaf ears. Food & Water Watch joined … Continue reading

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NOAA Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook evasive on climate change

NOAA’s 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, which predicts a likelihood of 8-14 hurricanes and 3-7 major hurricanes, was drafted by the same NOAA meteorologists who presented the notorious Bush-era hurricane season wrap-up in 2005 after Katrina that explicitly denied any … Continue reading

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