Monthly Archives: May 2014

Remarks at Stanford on the Obama administration and the role of scientists as citizens

In one of several recent speaking engagements at Stanford University on “Essential Voices for Accountability“, as part of the Government Accountability Project’s American Whistleblower Tour, I talked about political interference with climate change communication during the Bush administration, the global … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal’s attempts to politicize National Climate Assessment fall flat

In response to the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, the Wall Street Journal has unleashed an unfortunately typical stream of distractions, straw men, and outright falsehoods in the form of an editorial as well as an op-ed by … Continue reading

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Stanford joins divestment campaign; Obama should be next

“Stanford University announced Tuesday that it would divest its $18.7 billion endowment of stock in coal-mining companies, becoming the first major university to lend support to a nationwide campaign to purge endowments and pension funds of fossil fuel investments,” the … Continue reading

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U.S. National Climate Assessment: Resources and media

The 2014 National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts in the United States, was given final approval and released by the Obama administration today. “Climate change presents a major challenge for society,” the report warned. “There is mounting evidence that harm … Continue reading

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U.S. National Climate Assessment to be released May 6

The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, May 6) at 8 am EDT to approve the final version of the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment. The report will be posted online. At 2 pm EDT on … Continue reading

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