• Malcolm Turnbull Faces Power Play From Tony Abbott Over Green Energy Policy

    • Date: 13/09/17
    • Dennis Atkins, The Courier-Mail

    Malcolm Turnbull is facing the biggest challenge to his Prime Ministership, which marks two years tomorrow, with between five and 10 Coalition MPs thinking about crossing the floor and voting against any new or remodelled renewable energy scheme. Tony Abbott has been leading a push to dump all Government funding for renewables and could lead […]

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  • Greens Defeated As Norwegian Voters Snub Anti-Oil Push

    • Date: 13/09/17
    • Oil & Gas Journal

    An election seen partly as a referendum on Norway’s future as an oil-producing country went solidly for the status quo. Prime Minister Erna Solberg of the center-right Conservative Party and her main collation partner, the Progress Party, won 89 seats in Norway’s 169-seat Parliament, defeating a group led by the Labor Party that was projected […]

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  • A $150 Billion Misfire: How Forecasters Got Irma Damage So Wrong

    • Date: 12/09/17
    • Bloomberg

    Estimates for the damage Hurricane Irma would inflict on Florida kept mounting as it made its devastating sweep across the Caribbean. It was poised to be the costliest U.S. storm on record. Then something called the Bermuda High intervened and tripped it up. “We got very lucky,” said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground in […]

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  • Mega-Snow: Mother Nature Buries Another Failed Climate Prediction

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Daily Mail

    Australians are enjoying the best ski conditions for 20 years after record snowfalls buried resorts as spring began. More than 140cm fell on Thredbo in five days over the past week, a record for September, in what skiers have dubbed the Blizzard of Oz. Top international ski jumpers pose next to a Toyota RAV4 buried overnight […]

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  • Trump Stacks U.S. Administration With Climate Skeptics

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Devin Henry, The Hill

    President Trump has stacked his administration with officials who doubt the scientific consensus behind man-made climate change, underscoring a growing divide within the Republican party. Even as leading scientists, environmentalists and most Democrats accept research that shows climate change accelerating — and as some see it contributing to the two mammoth hurricanes that have threatened the […]

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  • Florida Has A History Of Destructive, Deadly Hurricanes. Irma Could Rival Them

    • Date: 10/09/17
    • Miami Herald

    The Florida Keys are no stranger to hurricanes, or to the death and destruction that have followed their worst storms. But Hurricane Irma, set to surge through the island chain overnight — potentially as a fierce Category 4 or 5 storm — may rival them yet. Source: Philip Klotzbach Irma, which saw its sustained winds […]

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  • Cooling Atlantic To Cause Fewer Hurricanes In The Near-Future, Study Suggests

    • Date: 08/09/17
    • Environmental Research Web

    New research predicts that North Atlantic hurricane activity will reduce over the next decade and a half, due to the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and changes in North Atlantic sea surface temperature. The open ocean is expected to experience the largest decrease, with approximately four fewer tropical cyclones per decade. Woosuk Choi from Seoul National […]

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  • 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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