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The House Science Committee’s Shameful Climate Sideshow
There are a lot of ways one can imagine, in principle, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology holding a constructive, timely hearing on the state of climate science and its...
Standing Up to Pernicious New Attacks on Federal Climate Scientists
UPDATE (February 10, 2017): A draft version of a manuscript on NOAA’s ERSSTv5 climate dataset has been leaked while it is undergoing peer-review. As submitted, the paper’s findings are consistent...
How the Trump Administration and Congress Should Use Science to Govern
The election of Donald Trump raises many questions about the future role of science and evidence in policy making. Many of us are deeply troubled that some transition team members , senior...
Why the American Geophysical Union Should Reject Corporate Sponsorship from ExxonMobil
Faced with important choices about maintaining and enhancing revenue in an era of tight budgets, the Board of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)–the world’s largest society of earth and space...
The Heat is on Fossil Fuel Companies for Decades of Climate Deception
As I pointed out in a recent blog , my colleagues and I at the Union of Concerned Scientists have been researching and calling attention to climate disinformation by leading fossil fuel companies for...
Farewell to Edward L. Miles (1939-2016): Friend, Colleague, Force for Science-based Policy
I was saddened this week to learn of the passing of the remarkable Ed Miles , who died on May 7 at his home in Seattle, Washington. I first came to know Ed in the late 1990s, when we were both...
Scientists, Legal Scholars Brief State Prosecutors on Fossil Fuel Companies’ Climate Accountability
Efforts to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their contributions to climate change have gained both momentum and traction as attorneys general in Massachusetts and the US Virgin Islands...
Holding the Fossil Fuel Industry Accountable: What We’ve Done and Must Do in the Wake of Paris
As we celebrate the landmark Paris Agreement and the momentum it creates for accelerating the pace of clean energy adoption and climate preparedness in the U.S. and internationally, the Union of...
Energy, Climate Experts Call on Presidential Candidates to Lay Out Their Plans for Clean Energy Leadership
I’m writing from the Paris climate negotiations to share with you some exciting news: Today, 74 of our nation’s leading clean energy and climate experts have released a letter urging U.S...
Exxon’s Early Knowledge of Climate Risks, Their Long Campaign of Climate Deception and Why It Matters
Internal Exxon memos recently brought to light through meticulous investigative reporting by Inside Climate News (ICN) show that senior company executives knew by 1978 that emissions of carbon...