Yearly Archives: 2014

Tribute to Rick Piltz by Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability Project

  Remarks delivered by Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability Project on November 16, 2014 at the Piltz Memorial Service held at the World Wildlife Fund headquarters, Washington, D.C.

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Remembering Rick Piltz

We provide here a listing of notable blog posts, articles and other statements about Rick Piltz published since 18 October 2014. We will update this list regularly, so check back.  Material is listed in reverse chronological order.  If you wish … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Rick Piltz

The founder and director of Climate Science Watch, Rick Piltz, passed at 2:46 a.m. on Saturday, 18 October 2014. In the spring of 2005, Rick resigned from his position with the Coordination Office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program to protest … Continue reading

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The Case for the 2 C Warming Limit

Jonathan Koomey responds to an opinion piece that appeared in the journal Nature, titled “Ditch the 2 C warming goal,” by David G. Victor and Charles F. Kennel.  In this re-posting of a piece Koomey published today (8 October 2014) on … Continue reading

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On leave

Friends–  Climate Science Watch is on leave until further notice.  We hope to return soon. In the meantime, we generally won’t be posting comments.

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Front pages from all over on the People’s Climate March

“Hundreds of thousands of people in New York City and around the world participated in the People’s Climate March on Sunday to demand action on global warming. Front-page photos and headlines demonstrated the power in the numbers and the seriousness … Continue reading

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On eve of climate march, Wall Street Journal publishes call to wait and do nothing

In a new Wall Street Journal piece former BP scientist and DOE Undersecretary of Science Steven Koonin delivers a paradoxical case for climate change inaction. Koonin mis-states a number of scientific details, and ultimately lures readers toward the conclusion that climate … Continue reading

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A good federal court decision against a coal mining expansion: There are no remedies for failure to consider climate change impacts

Confirming and finalizing a preliminary decision made in July, a Colorado judge has killed a federal permit to allow expanded coal mining in the Gunnison National Forest, after Arch Coal’s application had been approved by the Obama Administration. The Bureau … Continue reading

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McKibben: Natural gas won’t work as a ‘bridge fuel’ — fracking may be worse than burning coal

In an article posted at Mother Jones today, Bill McKibben takes down the Obama administration’s pro-fracking policy and argues that creating a new generation of natural gas infrastructure — pipelines, power plants, export terminals — is not a bridge to … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley unleashes slew of climate delayer talking points in the WSJ

In his latest Wall Street Journal op-ed, Matt Ridley provides a predictable litany of reasons why action on climate change shouldn’t be a priority right now. It’s a classic “delayer” mash-up of professing respect for science while simultaneously failing to … Continue reading

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