Monthly Archives: July 2011

NOAA Climate Prediction Center U.S. Hazards Assessment for July 18-29

 

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“Scientific integrity” requires communication free from government and corporate pressure

Despite White House guidelines calling for scientific integrity and freedom of scientific communication in federal agencies, the current state of affairs suggests that this ideal has yet to be fully realized.  For example, NOAA  policy continues to inhibit freedom of … Continue reading

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The Government Accountability Project’s “Know Your Rights Campaign” raises public awareness of Gulf worker whistleblower rights

GAP’s Know Your Rights Campaign (“KYRC”) seeks to pierce the cloak of fog that has hampered both public and private sector efforts to determine ecosystem damages and human health impacts in the Gulf region in the wake of the BP … Continue reading

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“The Last Mountain” – great documentary on mountaintop removal coal mining screening in theaters this summer

The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with the threat of climate disruption and other social and environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, … Continue reading

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Koch brothers turn down Senate Democrats’ request for campaign funds

How to interpret this picture? — Ben Smith at Politico reports that the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee has been soliciting campaign funds from the Koch brothers, famous (or infamous, depending on one’s point of view) right-wingers and major funders of the … Continue reading

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On willful misdirection from Pat Michaels

Prof. Edward Carr takes on “Willful misdirection from Pat Michaels (or, more mendacious crap)” in this re-post from Dr. Carr’s blog. After tearing apart Michaels’s recent post on “global warming and global food security” at Forbes.com, Carr concludes: “it seems to me … Continue reading

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Obama’s approach to climate change is both part of the solution and part of the problem

It’s greenhouse gas regulation without mention of the climate change problem. The Obama administration is developing new rules that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles. But the President continues what appears to be an evasive cop-out in … Continue reading

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Bypassing Congressional deniers: Western Governors agreement with NOAA to provide climate services

A new agreement between the Western Governors’ Association and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for improving the development and delivery of climate science and services will boost efforts to ensure Western states and the U.S. Pacific islands are better able … Continue reading

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