• 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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  • Obama Retreats From Goal of Cap-Trade Bill

    • Date: 03/02/10

    President Barack Obama said for the first time Tuesday that legislation that would require industries to pay for emissions of greenhouse gases may need to be separated from a more popular “green jobs” bill in the Senate, a maneuver that could kill what once had been one of the administration’s top policy priorities. Answering a […]

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  • IPCC Shamed By Bogus Rainforest Claim

    • Date: 31/01/10

    [editor’s note: see the Sunday Times retraction of this news story at the bottom of the article] A startling report by the United Nations climate watchdog that global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rainforest was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise. The Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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  • IPCC Chairman Was Told Of False Glacier Claims Before Copenhagen

    • Date: 30/01/10

    The chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was informed that claims about melting Himalayan glaciers were false before the Copenhagen summit, The Times has learnt. Rajendra Pachauri was told that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment that the glaciers would disappear by 2035 was wrong, but he waited two months to correct it. He […]

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