• U.S. Democrats Lack Consensus On Climate Bill

    • Date: 18/06/10

    Senate Democrats emerged from a special caucus meeting in the Capitol on Thursday with no clear consensus yet on the fate of energy and climate legislation due on the floor before the August recess. Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada dedicated an hourlong session to a “full, frank discussion” of three competing proposals for overhauling […]

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  • European Carbon Market: A Haven For Tax Fraud

    • Date: 17/06/10

    Flying below the American radar, a tax scandal has been rocking the global carbon markets. Ironically, it is emanating from Copenhagen, the city that six months ago hosted the world’s largest climate summit. But back in 2007, long before COP 15 arrived, the Danes began working behind the scenes to host a growing cadre of […]

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  • Behind Closed Doors, Scientists Ponder Credibility Crisis, New PR Strategy

    • Date: 15/06/10

    Scientists and academics from some of Australia’s top national institutions met in Sydney today to discuss how to improve public awareness of the science behind climate change. Representatives of the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Bureau of Meteorology want to develop a ”national […]

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  • Climate Sceptics May Join Dutch Coalition Government

    • Date: 14/06/10

    The openly climate sceptic Dutch Freedom Party PVV jumped from 9 to 24 seats in parliament in Wednesdays elections. Since it’s split of from the VVD in 2005 the PVV has been most notorious for its tough stand against rising Islamism and malfunctioning immigration. Since late 2009 the party has also become very vocal about […]

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  • Firms Abusing Kyoto Carbon Trading Scheme

    • Date: 14/06/10

    Firms participating in a Kyoto Protocol carbon scheme are abusing it by artificially inflating their greenhouse gas emissions, thereby allowing rich nations’ emissions to rise significantly, a watchdog said on Saturday. Under Kyoto’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), worth $2.7 billion in 2009, companies can invest in carbon-cutting projects in emerging economies, and in return get […]

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  • Bonn Climate Talks End Without Agreement

    • Date: 12/06/10

    The second round of UN climate talks in 2010 ended on Friday. No draft text for future Cancun negotiation has been agreed by parities. The June session was the first which came to substantive negotiations since last December’s contentious Copenhagen summit, which was previously expected to draw a draft text for the further negotiation in […]

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  • Senator Graham: From True Believer To Climate Agnostic?

    • Date: 10/06/10

    On Tuesday, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham told reporters that he would vote against the climate bill he helped author. Now he’s going one step further. Graham, one of the few Republicans who claimed to care about climate change, now says global warming is no big deal. Graham appeared on Wednesday at a press conference […]

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  • UN’s New Climate Chief Says There May Never Be A Global Treaty

    • Date: 09/06/10

    Christiana Figueres, a Costa Rican who on July 8 will take the helm of the United Nations body that organizes global climate-change treaty talks, said an all- encompassing deal is unlikely to happen in her lifetime. Governments must instead focus on making incremental efforts to end global warming because the response “is going to require […]

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