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EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Spars With Senate GOP Over Climate Science

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson held firm against lead climate pseudo-skeptic James Inhofe and his colleagues on Tuesday at an EPA budget hearing with the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The GOP minority quickly turned the budget meeting into a battle of wills, saying that hacked emails from climate scientists at East Anglia Univesity showed bias against countervailing opinion disputing evidence that …

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Scientists Behaving Badly – Raina Demands Public Apology, IPCC’s Pachauri Remains Defiant – Nobody Wins

In the aftermath of the incident surrounding erroneous statements in part of the Fourth Assessment Report released in 2007 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claiming that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035, pressure has been mounting for IPCC chief, Dr. Rejandra Pachauri, to step down. More egregious than the claim itself was the source, a media interview from a glaciologist not …

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Good News for Himalayan Glaciers – Bad News for the IPCC

My headline oversimplifies the situation of course, but reflects the news that a statement buried deep inside the 938-page Working Group II contribution to the IPCC’s 2007 Fourth Assessment Report is both incorrect and based on a non-peer reviewed source (pdf). To wit: Glaciers in the Himalaya are receding faster than in any other part of the world (see Table 10.9) and, if the present …

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IPCC Chairman: ClimateGate a “Recreational Distraction” for Some – No Impact on COP15

At a press conference saturday afternoon, IPCC Chairman Dr. Rajendra K Pachauri made clear the “robustness” of the organization’s process, reiterating the findings of it’s Fourth Assessment Report, namely that warming is “unequivocal” and “very likely” caused by human activity – beyond naturally occurring climate variation which are also ongoing and was acknowledged at the briefing . Pachauri said the process has stood the …

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COP15 Boycotts Sarah Palin – Fox News Still Can’t Count – Climate Change Still Exists

Shortly after I arrived on the ground here in Copenhagen, I heard reports from back home that erstwhile vice-presidential candidate and early-retiring Alaska governor Sarah Palin was urging president Barack Obama to “boycott” the COP15 climate talks in the wake of stolen emails from climate scientists and East Anglia University and the apparently heavily-funded and obviously conveniently timed effort to characterize the content of …

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