• Climate: The Great Delusion

    • Date: 06/07/10

    Finally some sanity has come from Europe on the subject of climate and it is from a real scientific heavyweight to boot. Christian Gerondeau, a well-known French scientist and engineer, with more than ten books to his credit, has just published in English one of the most devastating, lucid and convincing books on the climate […]

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  • New Study: Global Warming ‘Runaway’ Effect Exaggerated

    • Date: 06/07/10

    Top international boffins, having crunched vast amounts of climate data, say that the effect of “carbon feedback” – thought likely in some quarters to cause imminent runaway global warming followed by the end of human civilisation – has been exaggerated. “Our key finding is that the short-term temperature sensitivity of ecosystem respiration to air temperature […]

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  • Red Ink And Green Jobs

    • Date: 04/07/10

    Citizens of the Golden State get nervous about carbon rationing plans made in flusher times. When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a law mandating a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gases, California’s economy was in a very different place. It was 2006. Unemployment was 4.5 percent. Thanks to inflated home values, residents felt rich. Today 12.5 percent […]

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  • Kyoto Protocol Encourages Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    • Date: 03/07/10

    A Kyoto Protocol scheme may be encouraging projects to emit more greenhouse gases because of incentives to earn carbon offsets from subsequently destroying these, a U.N. report said. The projects under investigation are the most lucrative under Kyoto’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and account for more than half carbon offsets sold under the scheme. Limiting […]

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  • New Study: U.S. Climate Bill May Destroy Up to 5.1 Million Jobs

    • Date: 01/07/10

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham may no longer claim allegiance to the climate bill currently being debated in the Senate, but according to a new independent analysis released this week, the cap-and-trade proposal being advanced by Sens. Kerry and Lieberman does no better by the American consumer than previous iterations of the bill that bore his […]

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  • ‘Carbon Emissions Necessary For India’

    • Date: 01/07/10

    While India played a crucial role at the climate summit at Copenhagen opposing the legally binding targets for carbon emission cuts, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) have collaborated on a new approach to developing a strategy for climate negotiation over carbon budget of the country. T […]

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  • The Scientific Advisory Board Report Buried By Germany’s Ministry Of Finance

    • Date: 30/06/10

    In my recent post here I wrote about a ZDF story on an Expert Assessment Report, led by Prof. Dr. Kai Konrad of the Max Planck Institute and a team of finance researchers, on Europe’s and Germany’s climate policy. The report is titled: Climate Policy Between Emissions Prevention and AdaptationExpert Assessment By The Scientific Advisory Board Of The […]

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  • Barack Obama Fails To Rally Support For Climate & Energy Bill

    • Date: 30/06/10

    Barack Obama’s hopes of leveraging public anger at the Gulf oil spill into political support for his clean energy agenda fell flat today after he failed to rally a group of Democratic and Republican senators around broad energy and climate change law. The standoff suggests the Senate would formally give up on climate change law, […]

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