Monthly Archives: May 2014

Weekend reading

We note some interesting current reading related to subjects we have been posting on: (1) “This Is Why You Have No Business Challenging Scientific Experts”; (2) “White House Releases Report on the Administration’s All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to … Continue reading

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Leaked EPA draft fracking guidance raises water contamination concerns

An internal draft Environmental Protection Agency document leaked to DeSmogBlog shows that EPA scientists and professional staff have identified numerous toxic and radioactive substances in shale gas extraction wastewaters at high enough levels to cause concern. Will the agency be … Continue reading

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Shoot and a miss: Wall Street Journal op-ed attacks 97% climate consensus

A new opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal attacks the 97% scientific consensus on man-made global warming while completely missing the point on what scientists are actually saying about climate change. Joseph Bast of the Heartland Institute and Roy Spencer … Continue reading

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2014 Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling: Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras

Attending the annual awarding of the Ridenhour Prizes at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, is always a unique and inspiring experience. These prizes “memorialize the spirit of fearless truth-telling that Vietnam War whistleblower and investigative journalist Ron Ridenhour … Continue reading

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Lomborg hypes already-debunked Bengtsson story in new Forbes column

In a new column in Forbes, Bjorn Lomborg hypes up the short-lived Global Warming Policy Foundation membership of Lennart Bengtsson as if the story had just appeared, but in actuality he’s rehashing a week-old manufactured controversy that Bengtsson himself has … Continue reading

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“Stand With Us Hillary” in opposing Keystone XL

Leaders of 30 conservation groups representing millions of Americans sent a letter to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on May 21 urging her to speak out against the Keystone XL pipeline. Secretary Clinton has yet to take a public position … Continue reading

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2014 National Climate Assessment key findings, Part 4: Response Strategies

The 2014 National Climate Assessment provides the most comprehensive current analysis of the observed and projected consequences for the U.S. of global climate disruption. Here, in this final part of a 4-part series, we look at the key findings and … Continue reading

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2014 National Climate Assessment key findings, Part 3: Regions

The 2014 National Climate Assessment provides the most comprehensive current analysis of the observed and projected consequences for the U.S. of global climate disruption. Here, extracted from the 30 chapters in the final report, we look at the key findings … Continue reading

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2014 National Climate Assessment key findings, Part 2: Sectors

The 2014 National Climate Assessment provides the most comprehensive current analysis of the observed and projected consequences for the U.S. of global climate disruption. Here, extracted from the 30 chapters in the final report, we look at the key findings … Continue reading

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2014 National Climate Assessment key findings, Part 1: Overview and Our Changing Climate

The 2014 National Climate Assessment provides the most comprehensive current analysis of the observed and projected consequences for the U.S. of global climate disruption. Here, extracted from the 30 chapters in the final report, we look at the key findings … Continue reading

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