• Soaring Global Demand For SUVs Is Eliminating Electric Cars Benefits

    • Date: 14/11/19
    • The Times

    The increasing demand for sports utility vehicles is eliminating the emissions savings made by those who have switched to electric cars, the global energy watchdog has warned. There has been a sixfold increase in SUVs since 2010, from 35 million to 200 million, and they now account for 40 per cent of new car sales, according […]

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  • Judy Curry: The Legacy of Climategate – 10 years later

    • Date: 13/11/19
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc

    My reflections on Climategate 10 years later, and also reflections on my reflections of 5 years ago. Last week, an email from Rob Bradley reminded me of my previous blog post The legacy of Climategate: 5 years later. That post was the last in a sequence of posts at Climate Etc. since 2010 on Climategate; for […]

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  • How Bad Science & Horrific Journalism Misrepresent Wildfires and Climate

    • Date: 10/11/19
    • Jim Steele, Watts Up With That

    As one wildfire expert wrote, “Predicting future fire regimes is not rocket science; it is far more complicated than that.” But regardless of accuracy, most people are attracted to very simple narratives such as: more CO2 causes global warming causes more fires. Accordingly in the summer of 2019, CNN trumpeted the headline California wildfires burn 500% more […]

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  • Eco-Imperialism: Critics Blast Proposal To Curb Climate Change By Halting Population Growth

    • Date: 06/11/19
    • MIT Technology Review

    “A bunch of white people in the developed world saying population should be reduced is the definition of an imperialist framing” More than 11,000 scientists from a broad range of disciplines signed a new editorial declaring a “climate emergency,” but other researchers immediately criticized one of the proposed remedies: halting population growth. “Still increasing by […]

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  • Winning: Climate Activists Ditch Polar Bear Icon As Growing Populations Defy ‘Emergency’ Narrative

    • Date: 05/11/19
    • The American Mirror

    Polar bears are out, and pictures of people in misery after natural disasters and choking on smog are in. The suggested shift what “journalists” should focus on when covering the so-called “climate emergency” comes from The Guardian’s picture editor Fiona Shields, who argues “we need new imagery for new narratives.” There’s one other convenient benefit: Polar […]

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  • Trump Formally Pulls Out Of Paris Climate Agreement

    • Date: 05/11/19
    • The Hill

    President Trump on Monday began the yearlong process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. The official announcement cements a promise Trump made in the White House Rose Garden in 2017 when he first announced his intention to withdraw from the global climate change agreement signed by every other country in the world. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced […]

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  • Australian PM Threatens To Outlaw Radical Climate Protests That Threaten The Economy

    • Date: 02/11/19
    • Deutsche Welle

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday threatened to outlaw climate protests, accusing them of increasingly disrupting the country’s lucrative mining industry. The conservative head of Australia’s government has described climate protesters as a “new breed of radical activism.” Critics have accused Scott Morrison of trying to weaken fundamental rights in the country. “We are working […]

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  • Just Before They Sink Below The Waves Maldives Open Five New Airports This Year

    • Date: 01/11/19
    • Maldives Insider

    Five new airports will come into operation by the end of the year, Maldives government announced Sunday. Transport minister Aishath Nahula told local media that construction of airports on the islands of Kulhudhuffushi in Haa Dhaal atoll, Funadhoo in Shaviyani atoll, Maafaru in Noonu atoll, Madivaru in Lhaviyani atoll and Maavarulu in Gaaf Dhaal atoll […]

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