• Scott Pruitt’s Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA

    • Date: 18/02/17
    • Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal

    The new administrator plans to follow his statutory mandate—clean air and water—and to respect states’ rights. ILLUSTRATION: KEN FALLIN Republican presidents tend to nominate one of two types of administrator to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The first is the centrist—think Christie Todd Whitman (2001-03)—who might be equally at home in a Democratic administration. The […]

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  • Problems in Modeling and Forecasting Climate Change: CMIP5 General Circulation Models versus a Semi-Empirical Model Based on Natural Oscillations

    • Date: 16/02/17
    • Nicola Scafetta, Meteorological Observatory, Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Georesources, University of Naples, Italy -- International Journal of Heat and Technology

    Abstract: Since 1850 the global surface temperature has warmed by about 0.9 oC. The CMIP5 computer climate models adopted by the IPCC have projected that the global surface temperature could rise by 2-5 oC from 2000 to 2100 for anthropogenic reasons. These projections are currently used to justify expensive mitigation policies to reduce the emission […]

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  • David Rose: How Can We Trust Climate Scientists If They Keep Twisting The Truth?

    • Date: 12/02/17
    • David Rose, Mail on Sunday

    They were duped – and so were we. That was the conclusion of last week’s damning revelation that world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on climate change under the sway of unverified and questionable data. A landmark scientific paper –the one that caused a sensation by claiming there has been NO slowdown in global warming […]

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  • ‘Dead On Arrival’: Carbon Tax Push From Former GOP Officials Faces Strong Opposition

    • Date: 10/02/17
    • Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A push by a group of senior Republican statesmen for a tax on carbon to help lessen the effects of climate change is already meeting entrenched opposition from within their own party. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker went to the White House on Wednesday to gain Trump administration support for the […]

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  • NOAA Agrees To Review Scientist’s Claim That Data Was Manipulated To Discredit Warming ‘Pause’

    • Date: 06/02/17
    • Valerie Richardson , The Washington Times

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday that it would review a whistleblower’s allegations that the agency manipulated climate data in order to eliminate the global warming “pause” for political reasons. The whistleblower, John Bates, who retired in December as principal scientist of the National Climatic Data Center, rocked the climate change debate Sunday […]

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  • John Bates: Climate Scientists Versus Climate Data

    • Date: 05/02/17
    • John Bates, Climate Etc.

    A look behind the curtain at NOAA’s climate data center. I read with great irony recently that scientists are “frantically copying U.S. Climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump” (e.g., Washington Post 13 December 2016). As a climate scientist formerly responsible for NOAA’s climate archive, the most critical issue in archival of climate data is […]

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  • U.S. Senate Panel Approves Trump EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt

    • Date: 03/02/17
    • Amy Harder, The Wall Street Journal

    WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans voted Thursday to advance President Donald Trump’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, the latest nominee of the new administration the GOP is sending to the Senate floor despite near-universal Democratic opposition. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies at his confirmation hearing. PHOTO: MARK REINSTEIN/ZUMA PRESS Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.), chairman of the Senate […]

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  • Trump And Charles In Climate Row

    • Date: 29/01/17
    • Tim Shipman and Roya Nikkhah, The Sunday Times

    Donald Trump is engaged in an extraordinary diplomatic row with the Prince of Wales over climate change that threatens to disrupt his state visit to the UK. The new president is reluctant to meet the prince when he comes to Britain in June because of their violently divergent views on global warming. Members of Trump’s […]

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