Monthly Archives: July 2012

To Politicians Napping on the Fireline: Wake Up, Smell the Smoke and Act on Climate Change

The Standard Firefighting Orders developed to reduce firefighting risks include this: “Post lookouts when there is possible danger.” And the Watch Out Situations that should raise immediate concerns among firefighters on the line include “Taking a nap near fireline.” Our climate … Continue reading

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Michael Mann-Bill Blakemore ABC News interview on climate change and the global warming disinformation campaign

In an extended interview posted today, Bill Blakemore at ABC News talks with scientist Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, about the global warming disinformation campaign, attacks on climate scientists (from Congress to hate mail), the … Continue reading

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Canada: Entering a new Dark Age for science and environmental protection?

The Harper government is engaged in a broad assault on environmental protection and environmental science, gutting laws, programs, budgets, and research projects. “An Open Letter to the World on the Governmental Destruction of the Environment in Canada,” from a former employee … Continue reading

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Kevin Trenberth on US wildfires, drought, and global warming

Dr. Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, was interviewed on the PBS Newshour, July 2.  He was asked: Are the wildfires worse this year than usual? And the dryness, how unusual is that? … Continue reading

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Washington Post connects wildfires, climate disruption; Obama doesn’t

The Washington Post reports: “Colorado and U.S. Forest Service firefighters are battling the state’s most destructive wildfires ever. Lightning and suspected arson ignited them four weeks ago, but scientists and federal officials say the table was set by a culprit … Continue reading

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