• U.S. Climate Bill Buried Under Record Snowfall

    • Date: 10/02/10

    Record snowfall has buried Washington — and along with it, buried the chances of passing global warming legislation this year. Cars are stranded in banks of snow along the streets of the federal capital, and in the corridors of Congress, climate legislation also has been put on ice. Democratic senators say a bill that was […]

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  • Green Panic: Cap And Trade Puts Vulnerable Democrats On Defense

    • Date: 08/02/10

    As Democrats descend into a spiral of panic about the 2010 midterm elections, strategists for both parties are wondering how big an issue the cap-and-trade energy plan will be. On June 26, the House, in a tight 219-212 vote, passed a Democratic bill that aims to reduce emissions through tradable pollution credits. Republicans say the […]

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  • And Now For Africagate

    • Date: 08/02/10

    Following an investigation by this blog (and with the story also told in The Sunday Times), another major “mistake” in the IPCC’s benchmark Fourth Assessment Report has emerged. Similar in effect to the erroneous “2035” claim – the year the IPCC claimed that Himalayan glaciers were going to melt – in this instance we find […]

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  • Another Blunder: IPCC Losing Credibility And Authority

    • Date: 07/02/10

    A leading British government scientist has warned the United Nations’ climate panel to tackle its blunders or lose all credibility. Robert Watson, chief scientist at Defra, the environment ministry, who chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1997 to 2002, was speaking after more potential inaccuracies emerged in the IPCC’s 2007 benchmark report […]

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  • Effort Underway To Suspend California’s Global Warming Law

    • Date: 06/02/10

    Republican politicians and conservative activists are launching a ballot campaign to suspend California’s landmark global-warming law, in what they hope will serve as a showcase for a national backlash against climate regulations. Supporters say they have “solid commitments” of nearly $600,000 to pay signature gatherers for a November initiative aimed at delaying curbs on the […]

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  • India’s IPCC ‘Tracker’ Soon

    • Date: 05/02/10

    The Indian government, from now on, will be sending a representative along with IPCC chairman R. K. Pachauri to all meetings of the Nobel winning UN panel on climate change. This is not to “monitor” Pachauri but to observe the proceedings of the meetings, environment and forest minister Jairam Ramesh said. Ramesh was at pains […]

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  • India Losing Trust In IPCC

    • Date: 04/02/10

    The Indian government has established its own body to monitor the effects of global warming because it “cannot rely” on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the group headed by its own Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr R.K Pachauri. The move is a significant snub to both the IPCC and Dr Pachauri as he […]

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  • Obama’s Climate Policy Faces Collapse

    • Date: 04/02/10

    US President Barack Obama is under intense pressure from leading members of his Democratic Party to scale back climate change legislation as their support for his proposed cap-and-trade scheme for carbon emissions ebbs away. Mr Obama indicated yesterday he may be willing to accept a compromise in which a cap-and-trade scheme similar to one proposed […]

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