Monthly Archives: August 2010

Virginia judge tosses out Cuccinelli attempt to subpoena Michael Mann’s records

An Albemarle County Circuit Court judge has set aside a subpoena issued by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to the University of Virginia seeking documents related to the work of climate scientist and former university professor Michael Mann, the Washington … Continue reading

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America’s Climate Choices – Webinar on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change

This May, CSW attended the National Academy of Science’s (NAS) release of the first three reports from the America’s Climate Choices suite of studies:  Advancing the Science of Climate Change, Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, and Adapting to … Continue reading

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International research group works to analyze weather extremes in real time

The spate of extreme weather events worldwide this summer has raised the profile of a major issue in climate change science: how does global warming impact weather and climate extremes?  Increases in the frequency and severity of climate and weather … Continue reading

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce again challenges legality of EPA greenhouse gas regulation

On August 13, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed a petition for judicial review to challenge the legality of the EPA’s decision not to reconsider its determination that greenhouse gases pose a threat to human health and welfare and are … Continue reading

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Ehrlich on Schneider: Being a scientist doesn’t relieve one of the obligations of a citizen

In a fine remembrance of his friend Stephen Schneider, Paul Ehrlich notes how he and Schneider “had many discussions of the responsibilities of ‘public scientists.’” They agreed: “Being a scientist does not relieve one of the obligations of a citizen … Continue reading

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Sec. of State Clinton attributes Pakistan flooding, other extreme events in part to climate change

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an interview on Pakistan TV, said “there is a linkage” between the recent spate of deadly natural disasters and climate change… “We are changing the climate of the world.” Notwithstanding the scientific complexities … Continue reading

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Judge hears Virginia AG Cuccinelli’s climate science ‘fraud’ case, will rule within 10 days

After hearing oral argument August 20 on the University of Virginia’s petition to block Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s document demands relating to research of former UVa climate scientist Michael Mann, Judge Peatross ruled that he would need more time to … Continue reading

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Univ. of Virginia protest against Cuccinelli climate scientist witch hunt August 20

University of Virginia faculty, students and alumni will gather Friday afternoon August 20 to protest against Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s witch hunt against former UVA Professor and leading climate scientist Michael Mann.  The protest is timed to coincide with … Continue reading

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Latest NRC report charts path for federal government in supporting national climate preparedness

Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change, the latest report in the National Research Council’s America’s Climate Choices suite of studies, is a commendable effort to draw more attention to an issue that is often overlooked in mainstream climate policy … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch Weekly Update, August 16

A brief update on research findings and events we’re keeping track of this week.

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