Category Archives: Climate Science Watch

On Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Q&A with Al Jazeera English

Are Obama’s proposals a step in the right direction for America? What about the critics in Congress? I responded to a few questions from AJE news on June 25 after the President's speech outlining his Climate Action Plan.

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EnvironmentalScienceDegree.com: "101 Top Web Resources on Climate Change"

Climate Science Watch has been included on a list of 101 Top Web Resources on Climate Change that was published recently at Environmentalsciencedegree.com. Check it out. The list is a guide to an extraordinary wealth of information. We found most of … Continue reading

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Cities taking initiative on climate change preparedness

We have seen all-too-much evidence that the U.S. is unprepared for a rapidly changing climate. In the absence of coherent national climate policy, local leaders are moving forward. New York Mayor Bloomberg announced a hugely ambitious strategic approach and 45 … Continue reading

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Recalling an exchange with Sen. Lautenberg on the global warming disinformation campaign

Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, 1/23/24 - 6/3/13, R.I.P. I had the opportunity to answer questions from Senator Lautenberg about Bush administration political interference with climate science communication at a Senate hearing on Climate Change Research and Scientific Integrity in 2007.  The … Continue reading

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Undermining preparedness: National Weather Service cutbacks

"We are risking lives with bad decisions on weather funding, staffing, satellite capacity," says the president of the American Meteorological Society. The Washington Post reported last week: "Budget woes and multiple system failures at the National Weather Service in the past … Continue reading

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"The US disconnect over climate change"

We joined scientists Michael Mann and Dana Nucitelli on the Al Jazeera English "Inside Story Americas" program on May 17 to talk about the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change, U.S. public opinion, the Keystone XL pipeline, geoengineering, and other … Continue reading

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Comments to the State Dept on the Keystone XL pipeline Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Climate Science Watch submitted the following comments to the State Department on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the proposed Keystone XL Canadian tar sands pipeline. A 45-day pubic comment period ended today.

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Where are the Keystone XL pipeline whistleblowers?

In a new article published in the Washington Spectator I note the importance of whistleblowers in the context of the controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline would bring up to 830,000 barrels of tar sands crude oil a day … Continue reading

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German public television story on German corporate support for the denial machine

A story on ZDF, the German national public television channel, talked about two German companies that contribute money to global warming denialists in U.S. politics. I told ZDF that a number of U.S. corporations try to have it both ways … Continue reading

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On Obama's nominees for EPA Administrator and Secretary of Energy

Will the White House allow EPA to move aggressively on regulating greenhouse gases? Will the Energy Department continue President Obama's 'all of the above' approach on oil and gas development? I talked with Al Jazeera English's "Inside Story Americas" about … Continue reading

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