Category Archives: Climate Science Watch

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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"Greedy Lying Bastards" opens in theaters nationwide

"Greedy Lying Bastards," a new documentary film about global climate disruption and the global warming denial machine, opened in theaters in 29 cities nationwide on March 8. In addition to dramatic footage of extreme events, the film has a large … Continue reading

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John Kerry and climate change: Recalling a federal lawsuit against the Bush administration

In August 2007 a federal court ruled the Bush administration was in violation of the Global Change Research Act and ordered it to produce a years-overdue national climate assessment. Sen. John Kerry, who had called on the administration to produce … Continue reading

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Recalling an exchange with Sen. John Kerry about climate change and the Bush White House

John Kerry is for real on pushing back against climate silence and the denial machine in Washington. I had the opportunity to testify before Senator Kerry and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee at a hearing on Climate Change Research and Scientific Integrity, … Continue reading

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New National Climate Assessment draft report a reminder of the first NCA and the Bush White House denial machine

The new draft U.S. National Climate Assessment report is a threat to the global warming denial machine because it takes projected global warming seriously and focuses on the implications of climatic disruption, region by region and across socioeconomic and natural … Continue reading

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Release of National Climate Assessment review draft: Roundup of media coverage

The release of the draft U.S. National Climate Assessment for expert and public review got a fair amount of good media coverage. Here, selectively, some links with quotes and annotation of coverage by the Washington Post, UK Guardian, Mother Jones, … Continue reading

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2012 the warmest and second most extreme year on record for the U.S.

The U.S. government reported the average U.S. temperature in 2012 was 3.2 degrees higher than the 20th-century average, and 2012 was the second worst on the Climate Extremes Index. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the data … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera purchase of Current could improve U.S. TV coverage of climate and global environmental politics

Al Jazeera's purchase of Current will give the Qatar-based 24-hour news network a greatly expanded reach into the U.S. cable and satellite TV market beyond its much more limited availability now. From my experience on Al Jazeera English discussing climate … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and all best wishes for 2013 from Climate Science Watch

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