Monthly Archives: June 2013

Obama’s climate action plan: The devil is in the follow-through

President Obama has given the first major address ever given by a U.S. president to the American people focusing on the implications of global climate change and actions needed to deal with it. Breaking a more than three-year near-silence on … Continue reading

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Obama to announce climate plan on June 25

“This Tuesday, I’ll lay out my vision for … a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it,” the president said today via White House Twitter … Continue reading

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EnvironmentalScienceDegree.com: “101 Top Web Resources on Climate Change”

Climate Science Watch has been included on a list of 101 Top Web Resources on Climate Change that was published recently at Environmentalsciencedegree.com. Check it out. The list is a guide to an extraordinary wealth of information. We found most of … Continue reading

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Cities taking initiative on climate change preparedness

We have seen all-too-much evidence that the U.S. is unprepared for a rapidly changing climate. In the absence of coherent national climate policy, local leaders are moving forward. New York Mayor Bloomberg announced a hugely ambitious strategic approach and 45 … Continue reading

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June 18 is a National Day of Action to Ban Dispersants

From the Government Accountability Project: Today, June 18, is a National Day of Action to Ban Dispersants. During the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP and the federal government used nearly two million gallons of the toxic dispersant Corexit. Together, they even … Continue reading

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“In the surveillance state, the enemy is the whistleblower.”

Statement by the Government Accountability Project on Edward Snowden and National Security Agency Domestic Surveillance

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NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake at the University of the District of Columbia

“We are seeing an unprecedented campaign against whistleblowers and truth-tellers: it’s now criminal to expose the crimes of the state,” writes Thomas Drake in The Guardian.  Drake and I spoke at the University of the District of Columbia Law School on … Continue reading

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Proposed ending of federal gray wolf protection: Another case of setting science aside?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to remove the gray wolf from Endangered Species Act protection raises questions about the trade-offs between science-based decisionmaking and political pressure. A group of 16 leading wolf research scientists has raised serious questions … Continue reading

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“Right Wing Media Need a Science Class”

Courtesy of the folks at Media Matters for America.

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Response by Qing-Bin Lu to “Qing-Bin Lu revives debunked claims about cosmic rays and CFCs”

Prof. Qing-Bin Lu, author of the journal article “Cosmic-Ray-Driven Reaction and Greenhouse Effect of Halogenated Molecules: Culprits for Atmospheric Ozone Depletion and Global Climate Change,” has drafted a response to the critique of his article by Climate Nexus, which was posted … Continue reading

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