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  • Burn the Witch! Roger Pielke Jr. Hunted Out At FiveThirtyEight

    • Date: 29/07/14
    • Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review
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    Well, this was predictable. Per Talking Points Memo: Roger Pielke Jr. said Monday that he left FiveThirtyEight, ending a short-lived but turbulent stint with the site launched by Nate Silver earlier this year. Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, told Discover Magazine that after editors at the site “showed some reluctance” in publishing […]

  • Energy And Climate Change Committee Report On IPCC AR5

    • Date: 29/07/14
    • Paul Matthews, The IPCC Report
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    The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee has today published its report following their review into IPCC AR5 WG1. Given the disparity of opinion between Yeo and Lilley, it was hard to imagine how they could come up with a written report that both could put their names to. It turns out that they couldn’t. A […]

  • Greenpeace At War As Staff Revolt

    • Date: 29/07/14
    • Dutch News
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    The row over commuting directors at environmental organisation Greenpeace and unease over investment losses has spread to the organisation’s international wing, the Volkskrant says on Tuesday. The paper says a large number of Greenpeace International staff are now calling on director Kumi Naidoo to resign after he approved a weekly commute by plane for programme […]

  • Energy Companies Gear Up for More Pain In Russia With Sanctions

    • Date: 29/07/14
    • Bloomberg
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    Some of the world’s biggest energy companies could see as much as 5 percent of their revenue disappear amid sanctions that shut them off from the Russian energy frontier. Amid rising violence in eastern Ukraine between government and separatist forces, the European Union today sought to punish Russia for its involvement by restricting exports of […]

  • 2014: A Record Year

    • Date: 29/07/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse
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    “After the hottest May and June ever recorded and with a looming El Niño predicted to cause global temperatures to spike, Karl Mathiesen, with your help, asks are we living through the hottest year since records began?” So asks the Guardian. Will 2014 break global temperature records and beat 2010? That is an interesting question with […]

  • No Consensus As British MPs Bicker Over IPCC Process

    • Date: 29/07/14
    • Matt McGrath, BBC News
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    MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming. But two MPs, known for their sceptical views, voted against this conclusion. Members of the Energy and Climate Change Committee said there was “no reason to doubt the credibility of the science” of the Intergovernmental Panel […]

  • UK Shale Challenge & The Green Blob

    • Date: 29/07/14
    • Editorial, The Times
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    The debate about the exploitation of shale gas should be seen in the context of what the former environment secretary, Owen Paterson, has described as the fight against the “green blob”. Echoing Michael Gove’s battles with the anti-reform “education blob”, Mr Paterson believes that certain environmental campaigners have become absolutist in their opposition to change. […]

  • Peter Lilley & Graham Stringer Vote Against Climate Committee’s IPCC Report

    • Date: 28/07/14
    • Peter Lilley MP and Graham Stringer MP
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    Peter Lilley and Graham Stringer voted against the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee’s report on the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Report because “we believe the role of the Select Committee is to hold public institutions critically to account not to act as their cheer leaders”. They added: “As scientists by training, we […]

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