Ridiculous US climate debate hinders real action.

Ridiculous US climate debate hinders real action.

Today the group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) published a piece entitled “Columnist’s climate change denial distorts reality” in response to a recent Washington Post column (here) by George Will, noting multiple distortions regarding...

Detailed list of spending in the federal stimulus bill.

Detailed list of spending in the federal stimulus bill.

From Probublica.org, a detailed budget. Looks like the House will pass this today pretty much in this form. A couple of highlights: Nearly $16 billion for Pell grants and $3 billion for National Science Foundation programs. I’m very disappointed in the...

River restoration funding in the stimulus bill.

River restoration funding in the stimulus bill.

From American Rivers on passage of the stimulus bill (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) in the House last week: H.R. 1 includes $2 billion for drinking water under the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and $6 billion for clean water under the Clean...

Welcome President Obama, welcome back science.

Welcome President Obama, welcome back science.

First, my favorite photo of the day. And a paragraph from Obama’s speech that spoke to me: For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act – not only to create new jobs, but to...

More bad science.

More bad science.

While we’re on the topic, I’m a regular reader of Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science blog. He has an especially good year in review post up now. Britain’s Ben Goldacre is a medical doctor who has written the weekly Bad Science column in the Guardian...