Climate Science and Policy Watch – Bias and Credibility

Climate Policy and Science Watch - Pro Science - Credible - Not Biased

Factual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

  • Although this source certainly has a left-leaning political bias, the focus is on evidence-based science; therefore, we rate CSPW Pro-Science.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic


Founded in 2005, Climate Science & Policy Watch (CSPW) is the “flagship program of the Government Accountability Project’s Environment & Energy Program, covering safety and health issues in the fossil fuel and nuclear power industries, clean air and water, land use, and toxics. We represent whistleblowers, conduct public interest investigations, and lead Know Your Rights Campaigns.” CSPW is under the leadership of GAP’s Chief of Staff, Michael Termini.

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Funded by / Ownership

Climate Science & Policy Watch is a government Accountability Project program, a non-profit whistleblower protection and advocacy organization in the United States. GAP is funded through donations.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Climate Science & Policy Watch (CSPW) is a climate science blog with a tagline that reads: “Promoting integrity in the use of climate science in Government.” CSPW works to expose climate science denial by political leaders and businesses. On the homepage of the website, they list their core initiatives:

1. Promoting Scientific Integrity & Exposing Disinformation and the Denial of Climate Science 
2. Watchdogging Federal Government Climate Programs & Legislation
3. Investigating the Role of Big Oil in Thwarting Solutions to the Climate Crisis
4. Know Your Rights Campaigns & Public Interest Investigations
5. Ensuring Climate Change is Included in National Energy Policy & Planning
6. Promoting National Preparedness for Climate Change Impacts

A site review shows that they consistently uphold the consensus of science as it relates to climate change. A sample article reads A Case Study of Political Interference, Censorship, and Suppression of Federal Climate Science Under the Bush-Cheney Administration: A Cautionary Tale for the Trump Administration, which is thoroughly sourced with credible information.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Although this source certainly has a left-leaning political bias, the focus is on evidence-based science; therefore, we rate CSPW Pro-Science. (D. Van Zandt 9/26/2019) Updated (07/09/2022)


Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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