• Californian Democrats Balk At Obama Climate Talk

    • Date: 18/08/14
    • Laura Barron-Lopez, The Hill
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    The drought is an issue in three of the five closest election races in California, but Democrats are opting against drawing a direct link between the drought and climate change. Voters don’t hear the words “climate change” when Democrats in competitive races in California explain what’s causing the worst drought in the state’s history. President […]

  • India Deals Blow To UN Climate Negotiations

    • Date: 17/08/14
    • Zack Colman, Washington Examiner
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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the world’s third-largest greenhouse gas-emitting nation, won’t join his U.S. and Chinese counterparts at a United Nations climate summit next month in New York. Modi will skip the Sept. 23 event, according to the Economic Times, thwarting a potential meeting between the heads of states for the three […]

  • ACLU, News Organisations Back Mann-Critics In Climate Libel Case

    • Date: 15/08/14
    • Sean Higgins, Washington Examiner
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    A who’s who of news organizations, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union, have sided with the conservative National Review and the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute in a libel lawsuit brought against them by climate scientist Michael Mann. Mann contends that the magazine and the think tank both libeled him by publishing articles alleging that he has intentionally manipulated […]

  • A Climate Crusader’s Comeuppance

    • Date: 15/08/14
    • Kim Strassel, The Wall Street Journal
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    Billionaire Tom Steyer’s vow to make politicians toe the green line isn’t working out so well As political comedowns go, there may be few to compare to the humbling of Tom Steyer. Six months after the climate activist roared on the national political scene vowing $100 million to impose his agenda on this fall’s midterms, […]

  • Why The Global Climate Treaty Is Doomed

    • Date: 14/08/14
    • The American Interest
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    The movement to push through a binding international climate change treaty has lost most of its momentum in recent years, having failed at conference after conference, summit after summit, to reach any sort of consensus about how the world ought to respond to the pervasive threats brought on by our warming world. The reason all this chatter is proving futile is […]

  • Nietzsche and Climato-Therapy In The Swiss Alps

    • Date: 13/08/14
    • Michael Kile, Quadrant Onlone
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    Friedrich Nietzsche would have been intrigued by the current anxiety over the planet’s atmosphere. For the German philosopher was also an obsessive weather-watcher and climate-worrier. A disciple of what was known as “medical climatology” and “climato-therapy”, he travelled Europe searching for the perfect environment. When his ill-health made teaching impossible in 1879, he became as […]

  • New Survey: Most Americans Don’t Believe Climate ‘Consensus’

    • Date: 10/08/14
    • James P. O'Toole / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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    Despite the scientific consensus that global warming is occurring and caused by human activity, a new survey conducted for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette demonstrates that many Americans remain uncertain about the impact of climate change and the need for government action to address it. Only 41 percent of Americans believe that ‘most scientists agree that climate change […]

  • Climate Debate Takes A New Form

    • Date: 09/08/14
    • Fabius Maximus
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    In desperation at their lack of impact on public policy after years of failed forecasts, climate activists have turned to outright fear-mongering. Quietly climate activists (supported by journalists) have shifted the public debate about climate change. Logically, as their previous tactics were failing to produce their desired political change. Polls in the US showed flat […]

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