Category Archives: Climate Science Censorship

"Obama and Harper — Modes of Support for Fossil Fuel Development"

The United States and Canada exemplify the power of the dominant energy interests. The governments of both countries strongly support the expansion of domestic fossil energy extraction, production, and export. But the collision between climate science and energy politics, and … Continue reading

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Government scientific integrity issues in Canada and the U.S. – Earthbeat Radio interview

The Canadian government appears to be politically filtering scientific information. And while the Obama administration is an improvement over its predecessor on scientific integrity, there remain unresolved issues, including federal agencies being more than a year late with new protections … Continue reading

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Canada’s ‘creeping authoritarianism’ in political pre-screening of scientists’ media contact

Documents obtained through freedom of information law show how Canada’s Harper government is controlling federal scientists’ ability to communicate with journalists on scientific issues. The requirement for ministerial-level pre-approval for media contacts applies broadly, not only to politically contentious issues … Continue reading

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Leaked document says Canadian federal climate scientists being blocked from media contact

A dramatic reduction in Canadian media coverage of climate change science issues is the result of Harper government rules to control interviews by Environment Canada scientists with journalists, according to an internal Environment Canada federal document. “The document suggests the … Continue reading

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EPA attempt to limit free speech by agency lawyers Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel violates the law

EPA’s attempt to limit freedom of speech by two agency lawyers, Laurie Willaims and Allan Zabel, who have spoken out in opposition to proposed cap and trade climate legislation, violates the law, says Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability … Continue reading

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On “Editing Scientists” at the White House Council on Environmental Quality

Scientific American contrasts CEQ chair Nancy Sutley’s stated position on science and policy at the White House with what we observed, reported, and documented under her Bush-Cheney CEQ predecesors, and what the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee discovered in … Continue reading

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“The Denial Machine” – Index on Censorship reviews the Bush record on climate science

In “The Denial Machine,” Climate Science Watch director Rick Piltz reviews eight years of the climate change disinformation campaign in the Bush administration for a special end-of-2008 issue of Index on Censorship devoted to examining the Bush legacy on human … Continue reading

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Whistleblower TV now available online

“Whistle Where You Work,“ produced by the Government Accountability Project, is a multimedia program focusing on issues of accountability. All episodes of the 30-minute program may now be viewed online. In “The Assault on Scientific Integrity,” part of Episode #4 … Continue reading

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Progress Report lists “The 43 Who Helped Make Bush the Worst Ever”

The Progress Report heralded the conclusion of the Bush 43 presidency with their list of candidates for the top 43 worst Bush appointees.  We note that the list includes a number of appointees who contributed to the Bush administration’s reputation … Continue reading

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Broken Government assessment of Bush administration failures includes climate change communication

The Center for Public Integrity has identified 128 “systematic failures” across the the executive branch during the past eight years, in areas ranging from the military and veterans affairs to justice and security to finance to consumers and workers to … Continue reading

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