Monthly Archives: November 2013

Reverend Billy faces year in prison for climate change protest

Our friend Reverend Billy Talen is facing year in prison for protesting JPMorgan Chase’s financing of fossil fuels. Video interview on Democracy Now!, with transcript and additional information below:

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Taylor distorts poll of meteorologists on climate change to reach opposite conclusion of study authors

Authors of a new study of meteorologists’ views of global warming set the record straight when Forbes op-ed writer James Taylor, consistent with his long history of denial and obfuscation on climate change, selectively reports the results of a poll … Continue reading

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A good new scientific integrity official at EPA

Congratulations to EPA on appointing Francesca Grifo of the Union of Concerned Scientists as the agency’s new scientific integrity official. Hopefully Dr. Grifo will be able to bring about some changes as appropriate on matters of concern that she is well-aware … Continue reading

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Climate change student PSAs — Go Green, Invest and Divest

At the University of Michigan, the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the School of Business challenged students to create a public service announcement that would inspire positive action on climate change. The winners are here. The “Critics’ Choice” … Continue reading

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“The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars” — Now in paperback, highly recommended

In The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, Michael Mann brings a unique vantage point to his “dispatches from the front lines,” chronicling the war on climate science and scientists by the global warming denial machine, alongside the advance of … Continue reading

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Pielke affirms IPCC’s authority but ignores its evidence on extreme weather

Climate Nexus: In a new Guardian post, Roger Pielke Jr. criticizes recent portrayals of extreme weather in the media, ignoring evidence from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Specifically, he argues that the AR5 offers no evidence … Continue reading

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Weekend reading: Supertyphoon Haiyan, environmental revolt, Red state public opinion

A few highlights from our weekend reading: Supertyphoon Haiyan and Superstorm Sandy “would not have been as severe in a world without warming,” writes Michael Mann, in calling for action on climate change. “The bottom line is this: climate change makes … Continue reading

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Obama climate action plus drill baby drill? An “awkward tweet”

The White House Twitter account tweeted a message today that exemplifies the conflict at the heart of the Obama administration’s climate and energy policy: set near-term targets for limiting greenhouse gas emissions while continuing expansion of fossil fuel extraction and … Continue reading

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EPA draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans for public comment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has posted for public comment EPA’s draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans for 7 National Programs and 10 Regions.  Other agencies should follow EPA’s example and solicit public review of their plans, which should become … Continue reading

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Closing the book on Ken Cuccinelli, climate science denialist witch-hunter and Tea Party favorite

One of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s political liabilities in his gubernatorial election loss yesterday was his climate science denialism — in particular, the high-profile witch hunt he launched, and lost, against Michael Mann and the University of Virginia. Cuccinelli’s … Continue reading

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