- June 18 is a National Day of Action to Ban Dispersants
- "In the surveillance state, the enemy is the whistleblower."
- NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake at the University of the District of Columbia
- Proposed ending of federal gray wolf protection: Another case of setting science aside?
- "Right Wing Media Need a Science Class"
- Assessments of Climate Impacts and Adaptation
- Attacks on Climate Science and Scientists
- Climate Change Education and Communication
- Climate Change Mitigation
- Climate Change Preparedness
- Climate Litigation
- Climate Science Censorship
- Climate Science Watch
- Climate Science Watch Update
- Congress: Legislation and Oversight
- Global Climate Disruption and Impacts
- Global Warming Denial Machine
- International Climate Policy
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Category Archives: Global Climate Disruption and Impacts
A court victory for the evils of mountaintop removal coal mining: Arch Coal Spruce No. 1 mine permit reinstated
Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Coal River Mountain Watch, and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy: “We are deeply disappointed and concerned about the effect of today’s court ruling because mountaintop removal mining has already caused widespread and extreme destruction … Continue reading
40 U.S. cities experienced their hottest summer on record in 2011. A record-high 99 Federal major disaster declarations in 2011....
"As costly climate extremes exact a mounting toll on the U.S. economy and further strain the Federal budget, the path forward is clear," says the World Wildlife Fund Climate Blog. "Yet ideologues are pushing an opposite agenda: deny climate change … Continue reading
“The whole state of Texas is under some kind of weather-related disaster declaration,” we said in a Los Angeles radio interview yesterday. “But part of that disaster declaration ought to include Governor Perry. He’s a disaster.” A year of record-breaking … Continue reading
State of the Climate report: Multiple climate indicators give an “unmistakable signal that there is warming from the top of the atmosphere to the bottom of the oceans”
In a Capitol Hill briefing on the recently released State of the Climate in 2010 report, Tom Karl, Director of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, rebutted the skeptic argument that global warming has stopped. During the question and answer period, … Continue reading
Updates on some areas of interest: (1) America’s Climate Choices report from National Research Council prompts Washington Post editorial calling climate change deniers dangerous. (2) Plagiarism problem leads journal to retract article by Wegman, who criticized climate scientists and questioned … Continue reading
Secretary of State Clinton gives the U.S. high-level representation on the eight-nation Arctic Council at its biannual meeting in Greenland this week. Will the Council start moving from talk to action to address drivers of rapid Arctic warming, accelerating loss … Continue reading
Texas wildfires rage amidst historic drought conditions. Denial of science in Washington, DC, confronted by climate reality.
"It’s not just because the temperature is higher, it’s a combination of changes that are set in motion by the changing climate," said David Cleaves, the climate change adviser to the chief of the U.S. Forest Service (Climate Central, … Continue reading
Extreme Texas drought and wildfires sharpen contrast between Texas Congressional delegation's climate views and conditions at home
On April 7, all but one of the U.S. House Republican members from Texas voted for H.R. 910 to prevent EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. The vote came immediately after Texas experienced its driest March on record, and as nearly 98% of … Continue reading