Monthly Archives: September 2010

Hansen joins Appalachia Rising mountaintop removal coal protest, 100 arrested at White House

On September 27 we joined in the spirited Appalachia Rising protest in Washington, D.C., calling for an end to the destructive practice of mountaintop removal coal mining. James Hansen, joining speakers and musicians from mountain communities, spoke at a rally … Continue reading

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Pakistani ambassador: “I urge leaders to pay attention to what climate change means for people”

The connection between extreme weather events and the warming climate was the focus of testimony by Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani and climate scientists Michael Oppenheimer, Thomas Peterson, and Michael Wehner before the House Select Committee on Global Warming and Energy … Continue reading

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Dr. Ben Santer and Chris Mooney on communicating climate science

Climate scientist Ben Santer at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Chris Mooney, science and political journalist and author, talked with CSW about how climate scientists communicate complex research findings to the public in an atmosphere of fierce politicization and competing … Continue reading

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The new Climate Science Watch website

Welcome to the redesigned CSW website.  We hope you like the look and feel of the new design and find it useful and easy to navigate.  Posts and links from the site since its start in 2005 have been moved … Continue reading

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New US survey: public wants climate action, and large climate change “issue public” cares deeply

Despite a common perception in Washington, DC, huge majorities of Americans “still believe the earth has been gradually warming as the result of human activity and want the government to institute regulations to stop it,” Jon Krosnick, the Stanford University … Continue reading

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Proposed Interior Dept scientific integrity policy fails to address political abuse of science

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s “Proposed Scientific Integrity Policy” addresses only issues of scientific misconduct by government scientists, while ignoring the problem of political interference in and misuse of science, which has been by far the greater problem at … Continue reading

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Martin Hoffert: “No. No. No to decoupling the issues of human energy systems from climate change.”

“Without the possibility of catastrophic climate change radically changing Earth’s environment in decades to a hundred years or so, creating a new global energy system would be a problem for the 22nd Century plausibly tackled in a leisurely way without … Continue reading

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Canada’s ‘creeping authoritarianism’ in political pre-screening of scientists’ media contact

Documents obtained through freedom of information law show how Canada’s Harper government is controlling federal scientists’ ability to communicate with journalists on scientific issues. The requirement for ministerial-level pre-approval for media contacts applies broadly, not only to politically contentious issues … Continue reading

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Lawsuit seeks answers to why Obama Administration officials lowballed BP oil blowout estimates

The Obama administration is hiding the memos and e-mails behind official scientific assessments of the size of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a lawsuit filed September 16 by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility … Continue reading

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UK national assessment of preparedness for climate disruption says action needed now

The UK is poorly prepared for the impacts of global climate disruption, says the independent body that advises the UK government on climate adaptation in a report released today. This first UK national assessment concludes that, with the impacts already … Continue reading

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