Monthly Archives: July 2013

The science behind EPA standards is clear

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology attacks the Environmental Protection Agency for lack of transparency and suggests that more scientific information is needed to develop standards for … Continue reading

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Internal EPA report shows division over fracking contamination study

An internal report shows that EPA staff and scientists were raising concerns about data on water contamination near natural gas hydrofracking wells in Pennsylvania even as EPA was shutting down further testing, the Los Angeles Times reported in an investigative … Continue reading

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House Appropriations to mark up bill to slash EPA budget by 34% and kill carbon rulemaking

Demonstrating once again that their service to corporate interests and their fear of primary election challenges from right-wing candidates trumps their interest in governance, the Republican majority on a House Appropriations subcommittee is set to mark up a fiscal year … Continue reading

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DC Court affirms Michael Mann’s right to proceed in defamation lawsuit against National Review and CEI

Two decisions handed down July 19 in DC Superior Court affirmed climate scientist Michael Mann’s right to proceed in his defamation lawsuit against the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the National Review Online for their statements accusing him of data manipulation and … Continue reading

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Wild weather

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The Economist zeroes in on climate sensitivity but misses bigger picture

The Economist’s new article (7/18/13) on climate science focuses narrowly on a critically important but also complex piece of scientific inquiry – the climate’s sensitivity to carbon pollution – without a wider look at the science around it and observations … Continue reading

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Greedy Lying Bastards film now available digitally

“Greedy Lying Bastards,” a documentary film about global climate disruption and the global warming denial machine, is now available for digital download rental or purchase and On Demand. In addition to dramatic footage of extreme events, the film has a … Continue reading

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If these are the early stages…

“Climate change has stopped being hypothetical. It’s already part of our lived experience.  If these are the early stages, I shudder to think what’s on the path ahead,” says author Andrew Bard Schmookler. “If the climate scientists are right, we ain’t … Continue reading

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President Obama and The Climate Emergency

Much of President Obama’s comprehensive new Climate Action Plan and energy policy is admirable and high-minded, but the eloquence masks some darker unspoken truths.

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Clean energy: Learning by doing only happens if we DO!

A policy of aggressive deployment of low-emission energy technologies is the path most likely to help the world meet its climate objectives, argues Jonathan Koomey, author of Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs. Koomey says it’s misguided to think that clean … Continue reading

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