Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cato Institute Halloween trick: issues report masquerading as an "Addendum" to 2009 National Climate Assessment

In 2009, a scientific assessment of Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States sponsored by the U.S. Global Change Research Program warned in its key findings that "coastal areas are at increasing risk from sea-level rise and storm surge." … Continue reading

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Has climate change created a monster?

To adapt a famous quote on another subject:  you may not be interested in climate change, but climate change is interested in you.  While both presidential candidates and moderators of the debates have taken criticism for avoiding the subject of … Continue reading

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"Climate of Doubt" -- Money Buys Skepticism

PBS FRONTLINE’s “Climate of Doubt,” an investigation of the global warming disinformation campaign and its sources of support, aired on October 23 and featured a number of prominent faces that will be familiar to readers of Climate Science Watch.  And … Continue reading

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Brief: Cato Institute’s “Addendum: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States”

Herewith, a briefing paper on “Addendum: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States,” a climate contrarian report that we expect the Cato Institute, a 'free market' ideology policy group, will release next week.  The report mimics in its cover and … Continue reading

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"Statement on the Cato Institute ADDENDUM Report" by co-authors of the 2009 assessment, "Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States"

Responding to the posting online and expected public release by the Cato Institute of a misleadingly designed 'counterfeit' report on climate change impacts in the U.S., 11 co-authors of the original peer-reviewed scientific assessment, Global Climate Change Impacts in the United … Continue reading

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PBS FRONTLINE – “Climate of Doubt” airs tonight

Tune in tonight at 10 p.m. ET as PBS FRONTLINE investigates the disinformation campaign on climate change. "Climate of Doubt describes the individuals and groups behind an organized effort to attack science by undermining scientists, and to unseat politicians who say … Continue reading

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Cato Institute counterfeit U.S. climate change impacts assessment

The Cato Institute is expected to release this week a report that has been laid out to appear nearly identical to a 2009 scientific assessment report, Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, issued by the U.S. Global Change Research … Continue reading

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Tar Sands Blockade support rally

Rally outside the American Petroleum Institute headquarters in downtown Washington, DC, on October 15, 2012, to support the Tar Sands Blockade in opposition to construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline through Texas.

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Climate change: Winning issue or losing battle?

Recent, fascinating, and underutilized national polls (also here and here) suggest climate change can be a winning issue in the 2012 elections.  A panel of experts, hosted by Climate Desk, discussed these key questions in Washington, DC, on October 10:  With this … Continue reading

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NOAA-led study: 'Arctic amplification' could add to U.S. and European weather extremes

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on October 10:  “Changes in summer Arctic wind patterns contribute not only to an unprecedented loss of Arctic sea ice, but could also bring about shifts in North American and European weather, … Continue reading

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