Monthly Archives: July 2010

EPA denies all petitions for reconsideration of its Endangerment Finding on greenhouse gases

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a “Denial of Petitions for Reconsideration of the Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act.” EPA had received 10 petitions challenging its December … Continue reading

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Netroots Nation: On holding the Obama Administration accountable on climate and energy

How can the netroots and progressives most effectively hold the Obama Administration accountable for delivering on climate and energy policy? While at Netroots Nation 2010, Climate Science Watch put the question to Phil Radford, executive director of Greenpeace USA; Jason … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch Weekly Update – July 28, 2010

State of the Climate 2009 report; Netroots Nation 2010; ‘Mainstreaming’ federal climate change adaptation

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White House Ends Climate Change Gag Order: EPA Whistleblowers Now Free to Speak Out

The Government Accountability Project (GAP), counsel for EPA and climate change whistleblowers Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, sent a letter to President Obama yesterday thanking the White House for causing the EPA to withdraw its censorship orders that effectively gagged … Continue reading

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Netroots Nation Day 2: Separation of oil and state

A panel on day two of the Netroots Nation conference asked the question: is the BP oil disaster the breaking point for communicating about clean energy?  Kevin Grandia of Desmogblog.com led panelists in a discussion of whether the myth of … Continue reading

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Stephen Schneider: Eulogies and Tributes

From multiple sources, a collection of eulogies and tributes to Steve Schneider, whose untimely death at age 65 on July 19 is a profound and tragic loss — by Ben Santer, Peter Gleick, Richard Somerville, Michael Mann, Michael Oppenheimer, Richard … Continue reading

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Supporting Science, Benefiting Society

Panelists at the Netroots Nation conference talked about how climate change, evolution, and pandemic flu exemplify the problematic relationship between scientific expertise, the public, and the machinations of those who deny and misrepresent scientific understanding.

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Stephen Schneider, 1945-2010

Interview with Stephen Schneider on climate science expert credibility study Stephen Schneider: Eulogies and Tributes

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Stephen Schneider in 1979

Re-posted with thanks to Peter Sinclair.

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NRC: emissions choices today have implications for global climate on the scale of millennia

Climate Stabilization Targets: Emissions, Concentrations, and Impacts Over Decades to Millennia, a new report released by the National Research Council (the operational arm of the National Academy of Sciences) on July 16, starkly highlights the long-term global consequences of present-day … Continue reading

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