Regional Impacts of
"Annals of Science: The
Climate of Man," New
Yorker, by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Part I (4/25/06).
Part II (5/2/05). Part III
New York Times online,
Page, with links to Times
climate change coverage.
"The Threat of Climate
Change," Washington Post
online, Special Report
page, with links to Post
coverage of climate change.
"Special Report: Climate
"Storms Heat Up Global
Warming Debate," New Orleans
Times-Picayune, July 10, 2006,
by Mark Schleifstein.
"Global Warning: Signs from
"Beyond the Ivory Tower:
The Scientific Consensus on Climate
Change" (Essay), Science Magazine, Dec.
3, 2004, by Naomi Oreskes.
"On a Swift Boat to a
Warmer World" (Opinion),
December 17, 2006, by Daniel P.
"Mr. Inhofe's Last
Hearing. Thank goodness."
Post, December 10,
Counterattack: For Global Warming
Skeptics, U.S. Senate Committees are
Bully Pulpits" (Commentary),
2006, by Jim Motavalli.
"How Inconvenient: Science
a la Joe Camel" (Commentary),
Post, November 26, 2006, by
"Spokesman for U.S.
Senator Says Global Warming Skeptics
Are 'Demonized'," Associated Press via
International Herald Tribune,
November 14, 2006.
Denial," New Scientist,
Nov. 4, 2006 (Climate Change
Special Issue), by Fred Pearce.
Nonprofits Sold Influence to
Post, October 13, 2006, by
James V. Grimaldi and Susan Schmidt.
This article expands on the
hidden-money connections of two groups
prominent in climate denial and
resisting mandatory controls: the
National Center for Policy Analysis and
the Council of Republicans for
"Royal Society Tells
Exxon: Stop Funding Climate Change
September 20, 2006, by David Adams.
Britain's Royal Academy, one of the
most respected scientific bodies in the
world, wrote the ExxonMobil corporation
urging it to withdraw its extensive
funding support for dozens of groups
that have "misrepresented the science
of climate change by outright denial of
the evidence." The Academy, which
includes Britain's leading scientists,
called Exxon's own statements about
climate science "inaccurate and
misleading." Related Article:
"The Denial Industry,"
September 20, 2006, by David
White House," Salon, Sept.
19, 2006, by Paul D. Thacker. "The
[Bush] administration claims it wasn't
telling scientists what to say about
climate change; e-mails obtained by
Salon prove otherwise."
Heat From Critics; On Global Warming,
Va. Officials Have Told Appointee That
He 'Speaks for Himself',"
Post, September 17, 2006, by
Juliet Eilperin and David A.
"The Many Travails of
Ben Santer," Environmental
Science & Technology, August
9, 2006, by Paul D. Thacker. "One
of the world's leading climate modelers
has long been a target for contrarians
and climate skeptics."
"Making Money by
Feeding Confusion Over Global
Warming," ABC News, July
27, 2006, by Clayton Sandell and
Tempest," Washington Post
Magazine, May 28, 2006, by
"Was Confusion Over
Global Warming a Con Job? Some Claim
Disinformation Campaign Attempted to
Create the Impression Scientists Were
Broadly Divided," ABC News' World
News Tonight, March 26, 2006,
by Geoff Morrell.
"Climate Expert Says
NASA Tried To Silence Him,"
Times, January 29, 2006, by
Andrew C. Revkin (Paid Archive).
Financial Pressures, and Misplaced
Reports, Winter 2005, by Ross
Gelbspan. Several other articles in
this issue of Nieman Reports
pertain to the doubt industry.
"A Bid to Chill
Thinking; Behind Joe Barton's Assault
on Climate Scientists"
Post, July 22, 2005, by David
Ignatius (Paid Archive).
"GOP Chairmen Face Off
on Global Warming; Public Tiff Over
Probe of Study Highlights Divide on
Post, July 18, 2005, by Juliet
Eilperin (Paid Archive).
"Bush Aide Edited
Climate Reports," New York
Times, June 8, 2005, by Andrew
C. Revkin (Paid Archive).
"Doubt Is Their
Product: Industry Groups Are Fighting
Government Regulation by Fomenting
American, June 2005, by David
"Some Like It
Hot: Forty public policy
groups have this in common: They seek
to undermine the scientific consensus
that humans are causing the earth to
overheat. And they all get money from
ExxonMobil," Mother Jones,
May/June 2005, by Chris
May/June 2005, by Ross Gelbspan.
"Though global climate change is
breaking out all around us, the U.S.
news media has remained silent."
"Blinded By Science:
How 'Balanced' Coverage Lets the
Scientific Fringe Hijack
Reality," Columbia Journalism
2004, by Chris Mooney.
Acting Vocally: The International
Conspiracy to Overheat the
Earth," PR Watch
(Center for Media and Democracy),
Fourth Quarter 1997, by Bob Burton
and Sheldon Rampton.
"Global Warming Is
Target of Disinformation
Campaign," Chemical &
Engineering News, August 19, 1996,
by Bette Hileman. (AN
Impacts of Climate Change
"Degrees of Concern:
Climate Change Poses Challenge for
California," Contra Costa
Times, series beginning Jan. 21,
2007, by Mike Taugher and Betsy
Mason. California may be especially
vulnerable to climate change. Taugher
and Mason relate how the state's water
supply, wine and agriculture industries
and its very landscape are threatened.
They also report how scientists,
business and political leaders are
responding to the challenge.
"Global Warming To
Cost Us," Seattle
Post-Intelligencer, Jan. 11,
2007, by Dan Richman. A new study
says that global warming over the next
40 years will cost the economy of
Washington state bigtime. It will
"boost the cost of timber, water and
crops, cause twice the wildfire damage
that occurs now, exacerbate health
issues and require expensive shoring-up
to avoid damage to Tacoma, Willapa Bay
and other low-lying areas."
"Will Global Warming
Doom Ski Resorts?" Deseret Morning
News, Jan. 11, 2007, by Amelia
Nielson-Stowell. This season's poor
snow in many parts of the country has
raised a larger question — Can
the multibillion-dollar snow sports
industry stay viable in coming decades
as global warming reduces the amount of
snow available? A new study paints a
bleak picture for Utah, where a modest
4-5 degree (F) warming could shorten
the season to two months.
"Washington Warming to
Southern Plants," Washington
Post, Dec. 20, 2006, by David
A. Fahrenthold. Trees adapted to more
southerly climates are now surviving
well in Washington, D.C., according to
new national hardiness zone maps
released by the National Arbor Day
Foundation. The northward shift of
warmer-winter trees is a trend
nationwide. The Agriculture Department
has refused to revise its maps —
perhaps complying with Bush
administration denial of climate
"ICC Climate Change
Petition Rejected," Nunatsiaq
News, Dec. 15, 2006, by Jane
George. An appeal by the Inuit
Circumpolar Conference to get the
Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights to address control of greenhouse
warming as a human rights issue has
largely been stiff-armed by the
Commission, Inuit leaders say.
"More Than 50 Tribes
Convene on Global Warming
Impacts," SPX/TerraDaily, Dec.
6, 2006. More than 50 Native
American tribes met to consider what
impacts global warming might have on
their lands and what they could do to
"A Dream Blown Away:
Climate Change Already Has a Chilling
Effect on Where Americans Can Build
Their Homes," Washington
Post, Dec. 2, 2006, by Joel
Garreau. That beach house dreamed of by
many Americans may already be a
casualty of climate change. Because of
global warming, such houses are
uninsurable in some areas — and
without insurance, it is impossible to
get a mortgage.
"Global Warming and
Drought May Not Be
Coincidental," Durant Daily
Democrat, Nov. 16, 2006, by
the Associated Press. Droughts like
that now gripping northern and
northwest Oklahoma will get longer and
worse as temperatures rise in the
future from global warming, water
experts told the Oklahoma Governor's
Water Conference. Oklahoma's Sen. James
Inhofe (R) is a leading opponent of
controls on greenhouse emissions and
calls global warming a "hoax."
Global Warming Will Generate Longer,
More Expensive Wildfire
Herald Tribune, Nov. 14, 2006,
by the Associated Press. Scientists
attending a national conference on
wildfires warned that global warming
could lengthen and worsen the annual
wildfire season in the U.S. This year's
season was one of the most destructive
"How To Keep New York
Afloat," Christian Science
Monitor, Nov. 9, 2006, by
Moises Velasquez-Manoff. New York City
is more vulnerable to the effects of
global warming than many people
realize. Much of the city's
infrastructure is underground, where
sea-level rise could flood it, and
hurricane-related storm surges could
become much more common. Local
emergency officials are already
Glaciers: Going ... Going ...
Gone?" Seattle Times,
Nov. 1, 2006, by Warren Cornwall.
In Mount Rainier National Park and
elsewhere, the shrinking of historic
glaciers has been linked to global
warming. Officials say the state faces
a future without the cushion of this
hydrological bank account.
Sultry, Snow-Starved N.E.,"
Oct. 5, 2006, by Beth Daley.
"Summers in Boston could feel like July
in South Carolina by the end of the
century if global warming is allowed to
continue unchecked, according to a
scientific report that gives the most
detailed projection yet of the effects
of climate change on the
on the Edge of the Ice,"
2-part series beginning Oct. 1,
2006, by Sandi Doughton and team.
The bountiful Bering Sea ecosystem has
long provided a major share of the U.S.
commercial fish catch. Now that
ecosystem is undergoing profound change
— and many oceanographers think
global warming is the cause.
"Texas Cool To
Confront Global Warming,"
News, Sept. 3, 2006, by Randy
Lee Loftis. Texas, which emits more
greenhouse gases than any other U.S.
state and more than all but 6 nations,
plans to build 16 new coal-burning
electric power plants soon.
"Gov. Reaches Landmark
Deal on Greenhouse Gas
Emissions," Los Angeles
Times, August 30, 2006, by
Marc Lifsher. California's GOP Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger finally hammered
out an agreement with the state's
Dem-controlled legislature on a set of
limits on emissions of the greenhouse
gases that cause global warming. Is
California two years ahead of the rest
of the U.S. once again?
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