Monthly Archives: September 2011

More on the EPA Inspector General’s report on the Endangerment Finding review process

EPA says in its response to the Inspector General’s report: “Most importantly, the report does not question or even address the science used or the conclusions reached – by EPA under this and the previous administration – that greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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The EPA Inspector General’s report on EPA’s Endangerment Finding review process, and some responses

The EPA Inspector General’s report, “Procedural Review of EPA’s Greenhouse Gases Endangerment Finding Data Quality Processes,” released today, is critical of how the agency handled the peer review of the science underpinning its December 2009 finding that heat-trapping emissions endanger public … Continue reading

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“Greening of Canadian Oil Sands: A View Across the Border”

With the recent protests against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and the State Department’s favorable environmental impact assessment, it was with great interest that CSW turned to the September 15 teleconference co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and Gowling … Continue reading

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MacCracken v. Happer: The Real Truth about Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change

Michael MacCracken In “The Real Truth about Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change: Paragraph-by-Paragraph Comments on an Article by Dr. William Happer,” Dr. Michael MacCracken, Chief Scientist for Climate Change Programs at the Climate Institute in Washington, DC, takes on the … Continue reading

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Weather extremes in a changing climate: Like Barry Bonds on steroids

On September 7 we tuned in to a press teleconference in which scientists Richard  Somerville, Kevin Trenberth, Gerald Meehl, and Jeff Masters talked about the link between climate change and extreme weather events with reporters from the New York Times, ABC and … Continue reading

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Review comments on draft EPA Scientific Integrity Policy

Climate Science Watch submitted our comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s public review draft Scientific Integrity Policy on September 6. We appreciate EPA’s posting of the agency’s draft policy for review and offered comments focusing on three areas of particular … Continue reading

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Review comments on draft NOAA Scientific Integrity Policy

Climate Science Watch submitted our public comments on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s review draft Scientific Integrity Policy. We offered several recommendations on how the draft could be strengthened to meet NOAA Administrator Lubchenco’s stated commitment to preventing the misuse … Continue reading

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“As the Costs of Extreme Weather Rise, Americans Cannot Afford Denial”

“As costly climate extremes exact a mounting toll on the U.S. economy and further strain the Federal budget, the path forward is clear,” says the World Wildlife Fund Climate Blog. “Yet ideologues are pushing an opposite agenda: deny climate change … Continue reading

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Talking about the Texas disasters — climate and political

“The whole state of Texas is under some kind of weather-related disaster declaration,” we said in a Los Angeles radio interview yesterday. “But part of that disaster declaration ought to include Governor Perry. He’s a disaster.” A year of record-breaking … Continue reading

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Off to the Blue Mountain Center

Blue Mountain Center Climate Science Watch is having a change of pace and change of scene while director Rick Piltz spends the month of September doing a residency at the Blue Mountain Center writers and artists retreat in the Adirondack … Continue reading

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