Monthly Archives: February 2013

Congress re-boots on climate, Pt. 2: House Democrats’ actions in an inhospitable arena

House Democrats pressing for action on climate policy are having to resort to various work-arounds, in a situation where it is difficult even to get a meaningful climate change hearing, and for now impossible to move significant legislation. This could … Continue reading

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Calling on Obama to hold a solutions-oriented national climate summit

A unique bi-partisan coalition is urging President Obama to follow up his State of the Union commitment to address global climate disruption by hosting a solutions-focused national climate summit. The summit should be linked directly with concurrent action-planning meetings hosted by … Continue reading

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Pielke Jr. implies conspiracy over routine journal procedure

In a blog post, Roger Pielke Jr. strongly implied a connection between his earlier critical post about a climate change paper and his subsequent dismissal from the editorial board of Global Environmental Change, the journal to which it was submitted. … Continue reading

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Photos from the climate demonstration in Washington DC February 17

Here is some of what we saw as we joined in the Forward on Climate demonstration that drew tens of thousands of people to the Washington Monument grounds and the White House on February 17 — by far the largest … Continue reading

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Congress re-boots on climate, Pt. 1: Senate climate science briefing

Signs of activity as the ‘climate silence’ from the President and Congress come to an end: On February 13 Senate Environment Committee chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) held a “Briefing on the Latest Climate Science” featuring scientists Jim McCarthy, Don Wuebbles, … Continue reading

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James Taylor misinterprets study by 180 degrees

In a Forbes op-ed, James Taylor takes a study that prominently reveals the anti-science influence of oil and gas companies, and spins it to suggest that serious, substantive disagreement exists among relevant scientists on climate change. This could not be … Continue reading

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48 arrested in civil disobedience at White House to stop Keystone XL pipeline and push Obama on climate action

                  This morning, 48 environmental, civil rights, and community leaders from across the country joined together for a historic display of civil disobedience at the White House where they demanded that President … Continue reading

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On acting to block the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

If we don’t say no now, when will we say no? The push to permit and build the pipeline has power and wealth on its side — and some who should know better are either supporting it or playing down … Continue reading

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Join the Forward on Climate Rally in Washington, D.C., on February 17

At 12 Noon on Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will gather at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Demonstrators will march to the White House to let Barack … Continue reading

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John Kerry and climate change: Recalling a federal lawsuit against the Bush administration

In August 2007 a federal court ruled the Bush administration was in violation of the Global Change Research Act and ordered it to produce a years-overdue national climate assessment. Sen. John Kerry, who had called on the administration to produce … Continue reading

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