Monthly Archives: April 2011

Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide released

The Government Accountability Project is proud to announce the release of the single most comprehensive publication ever created about corporate whistleblowing, The Corporate Whistleblower’s Survival Guide: A Handbook for Committing the Truth. Published by Berrett-Koehler, this step-by-step guide details key information … Continue reading

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Texas wildfires rage amidst historic drought conditions. Denial of science in Washington, DC, confronted by climate reality.

  “It’s not just because the temperature is higher, it’s a combination of changes that are set in motion by the changing climate,” said David Cleaves, the climate change adviser to the chief of the U.S. Forest Service (Climate Central, … Continue reading

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A review of the climate science stolen email controversy, with a few lessons for the future

In “Climategate: What Really Happened?” Kate Sheppard at Mother Jones magazine provides a detailed and well-referenced lookback at “How climate science became the target of ‘the best-funded, best-organized smear campaign by the wealthiest industry that the Earth has ever known.’”

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Talking at Power Shift 2011 about how to deal with climate change denialists

Climate Science Watch participated in the Power Shift 2011 conference, including speaking about how to deal with climate change denialists, on a panel titled “Winning the Climate Argument.” We said: You can’t get away from it. If you say let’s … Continue reading

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EPA Administrator Jackson to Power Shift 2011: “President Obama is the last line of defense. The first line of defense is you.”

“I’m still full of energy [and] on a purposeful path to enforce our nation’s environmental laws,” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told 10,000 climate and clean energy activists at the Power Shift 2011 grassroots training conference in Washington, DC. We have … Continue reading

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Power Shift 2011 in Washington, DC, April 15-18: “Every Generation Needs a New Revolution”

Thousands of young activists are at the Washington, DC, Convention Center this weekend for the PowerShift 2011 conference. Power Shift 2011 seeks to mark a turning point for the youth climate movement – an emergence into a position of leadership … Continue reading

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In defense of academic freedom against denialist FOIA inquisition tactics

The American Association of University Professors, the Virginia ACLU, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and nine other groups have called on the University of Virginia to “[balance] the interests in public disclosure against the public interest in academic freedom” in … Continue reading

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NOAA Climate Service blocked in 2011 budget – Will Obama and Democrats let this happen again in 2012?

In the 2011 federal budget deal, Congress has blocked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from reorganizing to establish the prospective new NOAA Climate Service. “It’s terrible to see the White House and Democrats going along with this,” we told … Continue reading

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“This report will be attacked” – Statement to the National Climate Assessment committee

Those who are developing the new National Climate Assessment must be prepared to defend it against the attacks that can be expected from the war on climate science, CSW director Rick Piltz said during an April 5 public comment period … Continue reading

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Extreme Texas drought and wildfires sharpen contrast between Texas Congressional delegation’s climate views and conditions at home

On April 7, all but one of the U.S. House Republican members from Texas voted for H.R. 910 to prevent EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. The vote came immediately after Texas experienced its driest March on record, and as nearly 98% of … Continue reading

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