Monthly Archives: November 2011

Draft federal climate research plan gives new emphasis to ‘decision support,’ sustained assessments, and communications

Will the Obama administration stand up for the priorities in this plan and push for funding it when the going gets rough with the denialists in Congress?  We talked with the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media about … Continue reading

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The collision of climate science and politics, part 2 – lecture at American University, November 2011

“If we were to continue on a long-term trajectory that continues the trajectory we’re on now, then – unless the leading scientists have everything wrong that they’ve been saying, which I doubt – we’re facing a huge problem of sustainability … Continue reading

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The collision of climate science and politics, part 1 – lecture at American University, November 2011

“It was evident to me from the first global warming hearing I went to, in 1988, that this was going to be a huge problem for our society to deal with….” First of a two-part transcript from a talk at … Continue reading

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On finding one’s email in the hacked climate science email files

A search of the files of climate science emails hacked from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia finds Climate Science Watch working with scientists to set the record straight in pushing back on the denial machine.

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Pro-science pushback helps put release of second batch of climate scientist emails in perspective

The release this week of another 5,000 emails obtained from the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit server in the UK has been greeted, at least by some reporters, with a more judicious reserve than we witnessed in 2009. Prompt … Continue reading

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IPCC says essential actions needed to reduce risks of changing climate extremes

A new assessment report by the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on preparing for weather and climate extremes warns that a changing climate “can result in unprecedented extreme weather and climate events” and says that actions ranging “from … Continue reading

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Text of ClimAID report, “Responding to Climate Change in New York State”

Photo: US Geological Survey “If there is one thing we learned from Hurricane Irene,” Dr. Rosenzweig said referring to the tropical storm that pummeled the state this past summer, “we have a lot more we could be doing to prepare.” … Continue reading

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ClimAID science report: New York state must prepare for climate change now

“Devastating floods like those caused in upstate New York by the remnants of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee are among the climate change effects predicted in a new report written by 50 scientists and released Wednesday by the state’s … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast health crisis in aftermath of BP oil blowout underscored at Keystone XL protest

President Obama, after heeding the people’s call to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline until environmental and public health concerns are thoroughly vetted, must apply the same standards in the Gulf, where the government has yet to fully assess and … Continue reading

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Keystone XL tar sands pipeline demonstrators surround White House – pipeline permit decision blocked until 2013

On November 6 Climate Science Watch joined with thousands of other demonstrators at the White House calling on President Obama to block a permit for the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline. Climate scientist James Hansen and others spoke at a rally in … Continue reading

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