• Truth about polar ice and climate change

    Statement from WHRC President Dr. Philip Duffy President Trump’s recent interview comments about climate change and the polar ice caps are incorrect in every particular, and in fact they are remarkably close to the opposite of the truth.

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  • Opportunity and Diversity

    Under-representation of women in the highest ranks in science means that we’re all missing the benefits of the contributions women are not given the opportunity to make. WHRC didn’t create this problem, and we can’t totally solve it, either.

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  • Optimism for 2018

    – Lincoln’s statement about the civil war might apply equally well to the 2016 election: “Each party looked for a result less fundamental and astounding.” Following this surprising outcome, 2017 was an “interesting” and at times dizzying year.

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  • The good, the bad, and the ugly from COP23

    Behind the scenes of the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, negotiators mainly focused on ironing out implementation rules of the landmark Paris Agreement.

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  • Is this what “America First” looks like?

    The announcement Tuesday that Syria intends to join the Paris climate agreement means that if the US withdraws as announced, we will be the only country not participating in the global process to control humanity’s most difficult challenge.

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  • The importance of standing up for truth

    Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prevented three of its scientists from speaking at an event in Providence that dealt extensively with climate change.

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  • An insensitive essay about hurricanes and climate change

    Who knew that Scott Pruitt has such empathy? In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the EPA head complained that it is “insensitive” on the part of folks like me to point out

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  • Climate report creates dilemma for Trump administration

    A draft of a U.S. government climate science report drew wide attention recently, partly because of its contents, but mainly because it creates a political problem for the Trump administration.

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