WonkLine: April 4, 2009 1

Posted by Wonk Room Tue, 07 Apr 2009 13:53:00 GMT

From the Wonk Room.

Windmills off the East Coast could generate enough electricity to replace most, if not all, the coal-fired power plants in the United States,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday. “It is not technology that is pie-in-the sky; it is here and now.”

In a letter to Science not available to the public, prominent climate scientists argue “it is imperative we improve the exchange of information between scientists and public stakeholders.”

As Antarctic ice shelves crumble at the end of the southern summer, the northern summer begins with the Arctic “on thinner ice than ever before,” with 90 percent of sea ice less than three years old.


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  1. Richard Mercer Wed, 08 Apr 2009 01:22:19 GMT

    “The U.S. Geological Survey last week released a detailed map of the Antarctic coastline and found dwindling and even disappearing ice shelves.”

    “The map itself was finished in the middle of last year, but the previous Interior Department didn’t want to release it and other Antarctic maps, said map co-author Richard Williams Jr., a glaciologist for the USGS. The report with the map bears the 2008 date and the previous interior secretary’s name on it.”

    So not only was information from GISS censored, so was information from USGS.  Glad those days are over.