Category Archives: Politics

Opinion Round-Up: The President’s ‘SOTU’ Call for Climate Action

Most opinion writers back President Obama’s State of the Union remarks on climate change, but many point to a dysfunctional Congress as major impediment.

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AAAS, AGU, Others are MIAs in Climate Letter to President …Why?

Some of the largest and most well-known science organizations are not signers of a letter to the President calling for a ‘national summit’ on climate change. Conspicuous omissions … but why?

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Blanket Media Coverage Follows Obama Inaugural Comments on Climate

Media across the U.S. and beyond spent reams and gigabytes of digital space reporting and assessing — upwards, downwards, and sideways — President Obama’s Inaugural Address comments on climate change.

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What if the Subject Had Been Avoided Altogether?

The ‘Where’ and ‘When’ of Obama’s Inaugural Remarks

Obama’s inauguration day climate remarks reflect the President’s ability to ‘speak softly’ yet firmly on the climate challenge. Still to be determined: just how big a stick he’ll wield in moving forward.

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State Climatologist Offers ‘Hierarchy of Credibility’

Texas’s state climatologist suggests ‘hierarchy of credibility’ could help public sort out competing climate science claims.

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The Long Road Toward Climate Literacy

Learning the ABCs of climate change requires more than the right science, educators at the AGU meeting in San Francisco say. New teaching methods, better understanding of science are also needed.

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Obama, Romney Campaigns

‘Mum’s the Word’ on Climate Change

Nary a word has been spoken by the major party presidential candidates on an issue some scientists still insist posing the century’s pressing scientific challenges. Obama and Romney remain mute.

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