Monthly Archives: July 2010

An exchange on climate and energy legislation: must it include a carbon constraint?

Andy Revkin’s concern that battles over emissions restrictions are a losing political game in the Senate climate and clean energy debate, and a distraction from a more immediate need to initiate a ‘sustained energy quest’ (DotEarth blog, New York Times, … Continue reading

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Climate deniers melt away on Capitol Hill

On July 15 CSW was on Capitol Hill watching youth coalition Consequence’s ‘Climate Deniers’ sculpture melt away on the Senate lawn. The ice sculpture, intended to symbolize the meltdown of climate denialists’ arguments under record-high global temperatures, served as a … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch Weekly Update – July 13, 2010

Policy-focused reconstruction financing to rebuild the country; NY Times: Putting “the manufactured controversy known as Climategate behind us”; NASA: first half of 2010 set global temperature record; Giant ice sculpture to be unveiled outside U.S. Senate July 15; U.S. Climate … Continue reading

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Interview with Stephen Schneider on climate science expert credibility study

Climate Science Watch talked with Stanford University Prof. Stephen Schneider about his co-authored article, “Expert Credibility in Climate Change,” published recently in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Schneider discussed the rationale and implications of the study and … Continue reading

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Turning the tables: Virginia AG Cuccinelli under investigation for climate probe by Greenpeace

Greenpeace has filed a Freedom of Information request with Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office asking for records of his communications with climate change ‘skeptics’ and ‘conservative’ organizations such as the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, and … Continue reading

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Leading US climate scientists are being subjected to a barrage of right-wing lunatic hate mail

The UK Guardian reported July 5 on how some of the leading US climate scientists are being subjected to a “vitriolic campaign” of hate mail, some of it quite menacing. US authorities appear to be doing little about it, in … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Mann on the Penn State Final Report and the war on climate scientists

Climate Science Watch interviewed Michael Mann on the release of the Penn State University “Final Investigation Report” on allegations of misconduct levied against Dr. Mann late last year by climate change ‘skeptics’ and denialists. The report concluded that there is … Continue reading

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