Category Archives: Climate Science Watch

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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Greedy Lying Bastards film now available digitally

“Greedy Lying Bastards,” a documentary film about global climate disruption and the global warming denial machine, is now available for digital download rental or purchase and On Demand. In addition to dramatic footage of extreme events, the film has a … Continue reading

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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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