• Green Mega-Flop: Germany Isn’t Anywhere Close to Its 2020 Climate Target

    • Date: 08/09/17
    • The American Interest

    Germany has fashioned itself a new brand for the 21st century as the global green leader, but it’s nowhere close to meeting the ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets it set for itself. The German government has targeted a 40 percent reduction of GHG emissions by 2020, as compared to 1990 levels, but with less […]

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  • First Harvey, Then Irma and Jose. Why? It’s the Season

    • Date: 07/09/17
    • Henry Fountain, The New York Times

    First came Hurricane Harvey, which barreled into Texas on Aug. 25. Now Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes on record, is battering the Caribbean and has Florida in its sights. Jose, currently a tropical storm, trails behind in the mid-Atlantic. And early Wednesday, a coalescing weather system in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico became tropical storm […]

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  • South Africa Set For Biggest Maize Crop Harvest On Record

    • Date: 06/09/17
    • The South Africa

     South Africa is set for its biggest maize crop harvest on record following improved weather conditions. At least 16.4 million tonnes of maize can be expected from the maize belt this season. The Crop Estimates Committee upped its forecast by 2.7 percent from July. Almost 60 percent of the yield will be white maize, which […]

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  • Turning Africa’s Lights On Should Be A Homegrown Priority

    • Date: 04/09/17
    • Geoff Hill, Daily Maverick

    GWPF director Benny Peiser:  While small solar units handed out by US and British aid groups are helpful, let’s not kid ourselves that this is the answer. We need every city and town in Africa on a central grid where the power doesn’t go off. The numbers are scary. Africa, with 1.2-billion people and 20% […]

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  • Tony Abbott To Deliver Annual Lecture To Leading Climate Policy Think Tank

    • Date: 02/09/17
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    Former prime minister Tony ­Abbott will give the annual lecture to one of the world’s leading climate change sceptic think tanks, the Global Warming Policy Foundation in London.   The title of Mr Abbott’s ­address will be “Daring to doubt”. The invitation-only lecture will be held at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in Birdcage Walk, […]

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  • The Cost Of Going Green: Australian Taxpayers Hit With A $60bn Power Bill

    • Date: 01/09/17
    • The Australian

    Taxpayers will have paid more than $60 billion through federal renewable energy subsidies by 2030, about twice what the crumbling car industry received over 15 years and enough to build about 10 large nuclear reactors. The government’s large and small-scale renewable energy ­targets, which will compel energy retailers to buy 33 terawatt hours of wind, […]

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  • Hurricane Harvey: Why Oil Prices Are Falling, Not Spiking

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • CNN

    Hurricane Harvey dealt a powerful blow to oil production in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. Normally, that would spark fears of a supply crunch and lift the price of oil. Yet the opposite is happening. Crude prices tumbled by nearly 3% on Monday, the biggest drop in nearly two months, and dipped again on Tuesday. […]

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  • Conservative Groups Shrug Off Link Between Hurricane Harvey And Climate Change

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • The Guardian

    Myron Ebell, who headed the EPA’s transition team when Trump became president, said the last decade has been a period of ‘low hurricane activity’  National guardsmen rescue stranded residents after massive flooding from record rains overwhelmed roads and buildings throughout the city after Harvey. Photograph: Zachary West/Zuma/Avalon.rem Conservative groups with close links to the Trump administration have […]

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