• IPCC Blunders Again Over Himalayan Glaciers

    • Date: 23/01/10

    The chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. Rajendra Pachauri’s Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi, was awarded up to £310,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the lion’s share […]

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  • Temperature Data Skewed, Researchers Claim

    • Date: 21/01/10

    Call it the mystery of the missing thermometers. Two months after “climategate” cast doubt on some of the science behind global warming, new questions are being raised about the reliability of a key temperature database used by the United Nations and climate change scientists as proof of recent planetary warming. Two American researchers allege that […]

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  • Rémy Prud’homme: The Three Original Sins Of The French Carbon Tax

    • Date: 19/01/10

    It is fascinating to see how a good theory can produce a bad policy. All economists agree: the best way to fight against a negative externality (a cost imposed on others by a polluter who does not pay for this cost) is to tax it. CO2 emissions are an externality, let us tax them. At […]

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  • BBC May Dump Met Office Over Inaccurate Forecasts

    • Date: 17/01/10

    Buffeted by complaints about its inaccurate weather forecasts, the Met Office now faces being dumped by the BBC after almost 90 years. The Met Office contract with the BBC expires in April and the broadcaster has begun talks with Metra, the national forecaster for New Zealand, as a possible alternative. The BBC put the contract […]

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  • Googlegate

    • Date: 16/01/10

    This week, Google announced an end to its long-standing collaboration with the Chinese Communists — it will no longer censor users inside China. That’s good of it. Maybe Google will now also stop using its search engine to censor the rest of us, in the Western countries. Search for “Googlegate” on Google and you’ll get […]

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  • Australia May Be Backing Away From Cap And Trade

    • Date: 15/01/10

    Before the Copenhagen conference on climate change, many believed that carbon trading, already underway in the EU, would sweep the western world, with Australia being the next country carbon-trading country. After Copenhagen ended in chaos, it became clear that the U.S. wouldn’t adopt carbon markets and that Canada, which is determined to follow the U.S.’s […]

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  • Wall Street Journal Shuts Down Its Green Blog

    • Date: 15/01/10

    After more than two years and over 2,000 posts, Environmental Capital is closing its virtual doors. It’s been, in equal measure, a fun, grueling, and educational ride. Full Story

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  • EU Trade Chief Rules Out Carbon Border Tax

    • Date: 13/01/10

    Incoming European Union trade chief Karel De Gucht on Tuesday ruled out pursuing French-led calls to impose a carbon tax at the EU’s borders, warning that such ideas risk triggering trade wars. ‘In terms of border adjustments, I’m against it,’ De Gucht told lawmakers in response to a question during a European parliamentary confirmation hearing […]

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