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How Much Longer Will We Be Left with Skewed Climate Science?

Friday, June 6th, 2008

The extent to which politics plays a role in scientific reports on the environment is incredibly disappointing for those of us that care about climate change. Government whistleblower Rick Piltz and journalist Ross Gelbspan featured in Everything’s Cool demonstrated that many government and news reports have been skewed to misrepresent the threat that global warming presents – thus widening the gap between what scientists know and what the public understands.

Recently on Dot Earth of the New York Times, Andrew Revkin weighed in on an investigation of NASA’s possible suppression of findings and shared specific insights:

“Our investigation,” the report said, “found that during the fall of 2004 through early 2006, the NASA Headquarters Office of Public Affairs managed the topic of climate change in a manner that reduced, marginalized or mischaracterized climate change science made available to the general public.”

Revkin also noted that Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, the New Jersey Democrat who wrote the request for the inquiry stated:

“Global warming is the most serious environmental threat we face, but this report is more evidence that the Bush administration’s appointees have put political ideology ahead of science,” Mr. Lautenberg said in a statement e-mailed by an aide. “Our government’s response to global warming must be based on science, and the Bush administration’s manipulation of that information violates the public trust.”

There is no doubt that this type of suppression is having an impact on our government policy or the lack thereof. Our partners at 1Sky are mobilizing for strong climate legislation from the next Congress. In the mean time we will continue to push for the truth.

Additional media: Clip from Everything’s Cool

Exxon Mobil – Still Funding the Nay-Sayers

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

BusinessGreen blog gives an update — Exxon Mobil is still funding global warming deniers. Research from Greenpeace gives the full story: “We have found that, despite the rhetoric, ExxonMobil continues to fund the majority of the organizations which have been central to the global warming denial campaign the company has run for the past decade or more.”

Check out the blog: View from the States: Exxon Mobil – The Rest of the Story
May 22, 2007

Scientists Warn of Severe Effects of Global Warming

Monday, May 7th, 2007

From time to time Working Films finds interesting news articles we want to share with you.

Check out this article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution about the testimony of experts witnesses who shared their concerns about the impact of global climate change with Congress. Also take a look at the responses of Congressional Representatives who don’t believe the scientists. This article reminds me how much work there is to do. Like the global warming messengers in Everything’s Cool we all have to keep up the pressure to make sure that more of our leaders understand the reality of global warming.

Scientists warn of global warming doom; skeptics scoff

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/27/07

“Mexican butterflies fluttering around Austin, Texas, could be harbingers of a global apocalypse caused by climate change, scientists warned a congressional committee Thursday.Global warming is reaching a point at which flooding, pestilence, fire, disease and starvation could threaten human existence, academics told the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

Earth is approaching “tipping points of the system with the potential for irreversible deleterious effects,” said James Hansen, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies…”]

Read the entire article here.

Light Bulbs, Get Your Light Bulbs

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Climate expert, Heidi Cullen stands up to "stop the spin".

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

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