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  • Global Survey: Climate Scientists ‘Don’t Know What They’re Talking About’

    • Date: 23/07/14
    • Lewis Page, The Register
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    People all around the world, responding to a new global survey by Ipsos MORI, have generally agreed with the ideas that scientists don’t really know what they’re talking about when it comes to the climate and that governments are using environmental issues as an excuse to raise taxes. These not-so-green views were transmitted as part of […]

  • “Well-Estimated Global Surface Warming”

    • Date: 23/07/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse
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    This new paper allows great headlines to proclaim that the warming “pause” in global surface temperature is explainable by climate models. As is often the case in climate reporting the details do not back up the headline. Risbey et al (2014) in Nature Climate Change is yet another paper suggesting that the global surface temperature […]

  • Europe’s Green Energy Policy Strengthens Putin’s Hand

    • Date: 23/07/14
    • Brett M. Decker, USA Today
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    While pouring billions into inefficient power sources such as windmills, the EU is hobbled by strict fracking regulations that mean 470 trillion cubic feet of natural gas can’t be extracted The Ukraine crisis is generating a lot of tough talk about Russia’s expansionist agenda into its former Soviet territory. Since the downing of a Malaysia […]

  • 130 Green NGOs Call For End To “Green Economy”

    • Date: 23/07/14
    • Sophie Yeo, Responding to Climate Change
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    UN-backed event ends with unusual call from civil society groups to end capitalism  Green groups celebrate the Margarita Declaration (Pic: @socialprecop/Twitter) A UN-backed conference in Venezuela has ended with a declaration to scrap carbon markets and reject the green economy. The Margarita Declaration was issued at the end of a four-day meeting of around 130 green activist groups, […]

  • Britain Won’t Sign New Climate Treaty Unless China, India Agree CO2 Caps

    • Date: 23/07/14
    • Ben Webster, The Times
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    Britain will not sign a global deal on climate change unless it includes commitments from China and India on reducing emissions, the energy and climate change secretary said on the eve of visiting the two countries. China is the world’s highest emitter of greenhouse gases and India the third. Neither has agreed any cap on […]

  • Deep Oceans Are Cooling Amidst A Sea Of Modeling Uncertainty

    • Date: 23/07/14
    • Jim Steele, Landscapes and Cycles
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    Deep oceans exhibit a clear cooling trend for the past 2 decades. Two of the world’s premiere ocean scientists from Harvard and MIT have addressed the data limitations that currently prevent the oceanographic community from resolving the differences among various estimates of changing ocean heat content (in print but available here). They point out where future data […]

  • Ahead Of U.N. Climate Talks, Peru Slashes Environmental Regulations

    • Date: 22/07/14
    • Associated Press
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    In the run-up to the U.N. climate conference (COP20) in Lima in December, Peru’s government just rolled back environmental regulations in an effort to boost mining. Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru’s own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as […]

  • Peter Foster: Bill Gates’ Energy Views Are A Turn-Off

    • Date: 22/07/14
    • Peter Foster, Financial Post
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    There are signs that Bill Gates — multi-billionaire do-gooder, Giving Pledge arm twister, and “leverager” of your tax dollars — is at last catching on to the nature and benefits of capitalism, although he still has some way to go. Peter Foster: It might seem strange that Bill Gates, one of the world’s most successful […]

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