Category Archives: Climate Science Watch

Comment to State Department on Keystone XL pipeline "National Interest Determination"

Secretary Kerry already knows the answer to the question of whether granting a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest: the pipeline is not in the U.S. interest and it is not in the global interest. Climate … Continue reading

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Keystone XL tar sands pipeline & the "National Interest"

The release of the State Department's Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline initiates the final stage in the permitting process: the 90-day National Interest Determination. The multiple reasons to oppose granting a construction permit include an … Continue reading

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Climate science-policy champion Rep. Henry Waxman to retire

With Rep. Waxman's (D-California) announcement that he will retire at the end of his current term, I'm reminded that, seven years ago today, I testified before this champion of climate science and policy when he held his first hearing as … Continue reading

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The Koch brothers political empire continues to metastasize

Almost four years ago we started to call attention to the Koch brothers, radical 'free market' oil and gas conglomerate multibillionaires, as significant funders of the global warming denial machine (Koch Industries multibillionaire Koch brothers bankroll attacks on climate change … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Climate Science Watch to all our 'unique visitors' from around the U.S. and around the world, and best wishes for the new year as we begin again.

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Review comments on CAR-6: U.S. Climate Action Report draft lacks long-term strategy

The Sixth U.S. Climate Action Report does not set post-2020 emissions reduction goals nor discuss the effects of near-term actions, such as promoting the rapid expansion of natural gas use, that may undermine longer-term efforts to curb emissions and phase … Continue reading

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On "Thin Ice" and the climate science-politics collision

The documentary film "Thin Ice" shows the work of some of the scientists who are advancing understanding of global climate change -- a problem that now must be dealt with in the arenas of politics, public policy, the media, and … Continue reading

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Whistleblowing and the Environment

The Government Accountability Project's American Whistleblower Tour made its first stop of the 2013-2014 season at West Virginia University, in an event titled Whistleblowing and the Environment: From Climate Change to the Gulf Oil Spill. CSW director Rick Piltz joined whistleblowers … Continue reading

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"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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On the government shutdown and climate research

"Every day, this shutdown is having adverse effects on a wide range of climate research across the federal agencies," we said to Climate Wire. "Rick Piltz, director of the Climate Science Watch program at the Government Accountability Project, added that furloughing … Continue reading

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