• New SPD Leaders Put German Government’s Climate Plans In Doubt

    • Date: 02/12/19
    • Clean Energy Wire

    The members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) have unexpectedly voted for a more left-leaning leadership, casting doubt on the future of the coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU alliance. The designated SPD co-heads, Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken, have stressed repeatedly that their party should renegotiate parts of the 2018 coalition treaty, including […]

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  • Tax Dispute Freezes Germany’s Climate Plans

    • Date: 01/12/19
    • The Local.de

    Germany’s preparations for next week’s UN climate conference in Madrid were dealt a blow on Friday when parts of the government’s ambitious plans for climate policy reform were blocked by parliament. The government’s “climate package”, a collection of four bills with policies including increases to the cost of air travel and the introduction of a […]

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  • Australia To Fight Europe On Climate Trade War Threat

    • Date: 30/11/19
    • The Sydney Morning Herald

    Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has described France’s push to force Australia to adopt climate change targets in a planned trade deal with European Union as “unprecedented”, declaring he will only accept terms that are in the best interests of the nation. Senator Birmingham wants to clinch a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the EU by the […]

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  • EU Consensus Broken As 225 MEPs Vote Against ‘Climate Emergency’

    • Date: 28/11/19
    • Press Release, European Climate Realist Network

    28 November: In a significant moment in the history of the European Parliament, a third of MEPs today voted against attempts to exaggerate the impact of global warming.  The European Climate Realist Network (ECRN) welcomes the votes of 225 MEPs, who this morning rejected the motion by green parties to declare a climate emergency, a motion that […]

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  • Clive James, Legendary Author, Poet, Humorist & Climate Sceptic Has Died

    • Date: 27/11/19
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    Our good friend and fellow climate sceptic, the Australian author, poet,  journalist and humorist Clive James has died, aged 80. We republish his 2016 poem Imminent Catastrophe and his 2017 GWPF Essay ‘Mass Death Dies Hard’ in his memory. Imminent Catastrophe The imminent catastrophe goes onNot showing many signs of happening.The ice at the North Pole that should be […]

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  • European Groups Call On MEPs To Reject ‘Climate Emergency’ Vote

    • Date: 27/11/19
    • European Climate Realist Network

    A group of European organisations is calling on MEPs to reject a motion to announce a ‘climate emergency’ when the European Parliament votes on it tomorrow. The European Climate Realist Network (ECRN) is concerned that unjustified panic and alarm could pressure MEPs into supporting costly policies that will hurt European families, businesses and Europe’s economic stability and competitiveness. […]

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  • European Parliament Splits Over Climate Emergency Motion

    • Date: 26/11/19
    • Euractive

    Green lawmakers in the European Parliament have lashed out against a draft motion tabled by centrist MEPs that suggested declaring a climate emergency in Europe, tabling their own motion in response to what they denounced as a “PR-stunt”. All major political parties have now tabled competing resolutions after the chairman of the European Parliament’s environment […]

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  • Huge Disruption As 10.000 Farmers & 5000 Tractors Shut Down Berlin

    • Date: 26/11/19

    Thousands of farmers descended on Berlin in their tractors on Tuesday in a massive protest against the government’s green policies. The rally, being held in protest to government plans, is having a major impact on traffic in the capital. Several roads and the Autobahn have been hit by huge traffic jams due to the overload […]

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