Monthly Archives: April 2014

American Whistleblower Tour visits Stanford University

The Government Accountability Project’s American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability is at Stanford University in California this week. We’ll be speaking today at the law school along with Kathryn Bolkovac, the brave whistleblower who discovered and disclosed U.N. peacekeepers’ involvement in human … Continue reading

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Keystone XL pipeline decision postponed again — need for pressure continues

The Obama administration has once again postponed a decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, likely delaying a final decision until after the November 2014 elections. It seems clear that the anti-pipeline campaign initiated in the heartland and sparked as a … Continue reading

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Virginia Supreme Court rejects ATI’s demand for climate scientist’s email

The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected the American Tradition Institute’s demand for email correspondence between former University of Virginia climate scientist Michael Mann and his colleagues. In upholding a higher education research exclusion from freedom of information access in this … Continue reading

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Harvard faculty letter: divest university from fossil fuels

“Our University invests in the fossil fuel industry: this is for us the central issue,” 100 Harvard faculty members have written in a letter to the President of the university. They say: “Our sense of urgency in signing this Letter cannot … Continue reading

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“Years of Living Dangerously” TV series on climate change premieres April 13

James Cameron, legendary film director and producer (Titanic, Avatar…) and innovative deep-sea explorer, brings his extraordinary ability to telling the story of global climate change. The first in a 9-part documentary series called Years of Living Dangerously, featuring well-known correspondents (Harrison … Continue reading

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100+ scientists and economists call on Obama and Kerry to reject Keystone XL

From an open letter on April 7: “A critical first step is to stop making climate change worse by tapping into disproportionately carbon-intensive energy sources like tar sands bitumen. The Keystone XL pipeline will drive expansion of the energy-intensive strip-mining … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal misquotes IPCC to advocate inaction on climate change

A new editorial in the Wall Street Journal distorts and cherry-picks quotations from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, asserting that the report walks back on climate alarm. In fact, we’re in more climate trouble than we’ve ever … Continue reading

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Assessing IPCC climate report, The Economist draws conclusion at odds with report itself

The Economist offers a watered-down reading of the recently released IPCC assessment report on climate change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. The article discusses the report’s dire warnings about the impacts of climate change if current trends continue.  But it draws conclusions that … Continue reading

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