• U.S. Elections: Republican Candidates Knock Global Warming

    • Date: 18/08/10

    Fueled by anti-Obama rhetoric and news articles purportedly showing scientists manipulating their own data, Republicans running for the House, Senate and governor’s mansions have gotten bolder in stating their doubts over the well-established link between man-made greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. GOP climate skeptics have held powerful positions on Capitol Hill in recent years, […]

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  • Obama’s New Coal Boom

    • Date: 17/08/10

    Utilities across the USA are building dozens of old-style coal plants that will cement the industry’s standing as the largest industrial source of climate-changing gases for years to come. An Associated Press examination of U.S. Department of Energy records and information provided by utilities and trade groups shows that more than 30 traditional coal plants […]

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  • U.S. Chamber Sues EPA Over Greenhouse Gas ‘Endangerment’ Decision

    • Date: 17/08/10

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the advocacy group Coalition for Responsible Regulation have asked a federal appeals court to review U.S. EPA’s decision that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare. The endangerment finding, finalized in December, is the linchpin of the agency’s suite of climate regulations. It prompted regulations on greenhouse gases from […]

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  • California Global Warming Law Under Fire

    • Date: 16/08/10

    A November ballot measure that would suspend California’s landmark global-warming law could also end up rolling back some of the state’s other sweeping environmental standards – including rules that require utilities to generate a third of their electricity from renewable sources and programs requiring oil refineries to make cleaner-burning fuels. How broadly courts might interpret […]

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  • NIWA Taken To Court Over Dodgy Data

    • Date: 15/08/10

    New Zealand’s state-owned weather and atmospheric research body is being taken to court in a challenge over the accuracy of its data used to calculate global warming. The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition said it had lodged papers with the High Court asking the court to invalidate the official temperatures record of the National Institute […]

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  • Labour’s Election Promise: No More Climate Taxes

    • Date: 13/08/10

    [Australian] Treasurer Wayne Swan has promised a re-elected Labor government won’t put a tax on carbon during its next term of office. He made the promise on ABC TV last night as the opposition’s treasury spokesman Joe Hockey demanded to know whether Australia would be hit with a carbon tax in the next three years […]

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  • UN Economists Propose Fast-Track Green Taxes For $100 Billion Climate Fund

    • Date: 12/08/10

    A leading group of economists advising UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a raft of new green taxes to raise the US$100 billion a year committed by the 110 participant nations who signed December’s Copenhagen Accord. The call won’t come as music to the ears of taxpayers globally – and particularly Canadian taxpayers. Canadians […]

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  • Meteorologists Blame Jet Stream For Unusual Weather Pattern

    • Date: 12/08/10

    The devastating Russian heatwave and Pakistan floods are caused by one unusual weather pattern – the static jet stream, meteorologists say. The northern hemisphere jet stream, a fast-moving high-altitude air current, circles the earth from west to east. But in the past month, a “blocking event” has brought the jet stream to a halt, keeping […]

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