• Modelling Disaster: Met Office Faces £1 Billion Lawsuit

    • Date: 19/04/10

    The Met Office has been blamed for triggering the “unnecessary” six-day closure of British airspace which has cost airlines, passengers and the economy more than £1.5 billion. The government agency was accused of using a scientific model based on “probability” rather than fact to forecast the spread of the volcanic ash cloud that made Europe […]

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  • Model Doubts: EU Concerned About Met Office Science

    • Date: 19/04/10

    Europe should reduce its volcanic ash flight ban to “several dozen kilometres” around Iceland and rethink the Met Office science behind the current no fly restrictions, said a senior European Commission official today. As forecasters warned the cloud from the Iceland volcano could prevent flights over Britain all week, criticism has been growing over the […]

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  • Italian Senate Calls For Re-Assessment Of Climate Policy, IPCC Science

    • Date: 18/04/10

    The Italian Senate stands for climate realism. A motion passed on last Wednesday commits the Italian government to promote a sound discussion on climate policies with the European Union and the United Nations, with particular regard to the major changes that have occurred after the economic recession, the Climategate scandal, and the failure to reach […]

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  • California: The Greens’ Ground Zero

    • Date: 18/04/10

    To accurately gauge the level of desperation in the environmental community at any given moment, simply murmur the words “Richard Pombo.” Then step back and watch the slurs roll. Ground zero in the nation’s environmental fight has already been established in California’s 19th district, where Mr. Pombo—a Republican who narrowly lost his House seat in […]

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  • Support Diminishes for U.S. Climate Change Bill

    • Date: 17/04/10

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may not have the votes she had last summer to secure passage of climate change legislation — support she previously had from eight Republicans. Roll Call reports that at least four of the eight Republican members who voted for the climate change bill on June 26 (the bill barely passed […]

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  • Russia Threatens Withdrawal From Kyoto Treaty If Climate Talks Fail

    • Date: 17/04/10

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday the country will pull out of the Kyoto environmental agreement if a compromise cannot be found concerning the reduction of carbon emissions. “All countries, including developed and developing economies, should reach an agreement, or, if we do not agree on this [the common terms of carbon emissions reduction], […]

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  • Eco-Warriors: France, Italy Want EU To Apply Carbon Border Tariffs

    • Date: 16/04/10

    France and Italy urged the European Union on Thursday to impose carbon tariffs on countries that are not part of a global agreement to curb greenhouse gases, an idea opposed by other EU members. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said in a letter to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso […]

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  • Swiss Canton Forces Homeowners To Use Solar Panels

    • Date: 15/04/10

    Radical promotion of solar energy in Basle city: homeowners have to put solar panels on their roofs. And pay for it. The canton of Basel-City wants to increase the use of solar energy. The Office of Environment and Energy has commissioned the Institute for Environmental Decisions of the Federal Institute of Technology to conduct a […]

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