Monthly Archives: August 2012

Extraordinary anti-environmental science moment at GOP convention

Deep into his presidential nomination acceptance speech, after the regular-person stories and mostly content-free remarks about issues, Romney shared a remarkable moment with his delegates: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the … Continue reading

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Climate scientist Ray Pierrehumbert: “Paul Ryan Is a Climate Change Denialist”

“Classic denialist dogma,” Prof. Pierrehumbert calls Ryan’s most explicit statement of his views on climate change. Romney and Ryan couldn’t be setting the bar any lower for Obama to look good on climate change, if the President ever decides to … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Droughts

Those who think we are powerless to do anything about the ‘greenhouse effect’ are forgetting about the ‘White House effect.”’ Was that Barack Obama in 2008? Nope. Republican presidential candidate George H.W. Bush spoke those words 24 years ago this month, as he headed to victory that November.

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Climate Science Watch is taking a break

We’ll be on travel for the next two weeks, returning to Washington, DC, on August 20. Posting will be infrequent, if we post at all.  Comment moderation will likely have long time lags.  To our research associate Katherine O’Konski, who … Continue reading

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Policymaker evasiveness on climate change and drought, cont’d

Climate scientists are always called upon to communicate in a way that makes them more ‘relevant’ to policymakers and the public.  But a much greater problem is holding government officials accountable for how they use and communicate about the science.  … Continue reading

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