• New EPA Head Stacks Agency With Climate Sceptics

    • Date: 08/03/17
    • Carol Davenport, The New York Times

    Scott Pruitt, the new head of EPA, has moved to stock the top offices of the agency with like-minded conservatives — many of them skeptics of climate change and all of them intent on rolling back environmental regulations that they see as overly intrusive and harmful to business. Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, […]

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  • Global Warming Slowdown? The Argument Is As Clear As An Unseasonal Blizzard

    • Date: 05/03/17
    • Robert Matthews, The National

    The argument over the strength of global warming shows how difficult climate research really is. The recent run of chilly rain and snow in the UAE seems to affirm the UN’s admission in 2013 of a decline in temperature rises. But the complexities of time and maths make it hard for scientists to say whether […]

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  • White House Proposes Steep Budget Cut To NOAA

    • Date: 04/03/17
    • The Washington Post

    The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post. The proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would also eliminate funding for a variety of smaller […]

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  • White House Considers Breaking Trump’s Promise To Withdraw From The Paris Agreement

    • Date: 03/03/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    The White House is still deciding whether or not it will honor one of President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises regarding energy policy — to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. “Trump’s advisers have not yet fleshed out a detailed position on whether the U.S. should stay in the Paris agreement,” a source told Politico. The […]

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  • Brian Rogers: The Environmentalist Left’s New Agenda

    • Date: 01/03/17
    • Brian Rogers, RealClearEnergy

    Following the Republican sweep in last year’s election, the Environmentalist Left is now experiencing a total meltdown. “World War III is well and truly underway. And we are losing,” wrote Bill McKibben, founder of the climate activist group 350.org, and a key member of the Democrats’ platform committee last year. Indeed, as President Trump and […]

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  • Humans Spark 84% Of American Wildfires, Study Finds

    • Date: 28/02/17
    • Bradley J. Fikes, San Diego Union Tribune

    People have started 84 percent of U.S. wildfires and 97 percent of wildfires in coastal California and the Central Valley, according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder. Human-started fires nationwide accounted for 44 percent of the total area of 89,339,131 acres burned over the last two decades. These […]

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  • Roger W Cohen, 1939-2016

    • Date: 27/02/17
    • Martin P. Fricke, Laurence I. Gould and William Happer

    Dr. Roger W. Cohen, a highly regarded physicist, with major contributions to materials science and industrial management, was born on December 12, 1939,in Perth Amboy, NJ. His high school years were spent in Plainfield NJ, where he attended Wardlaw Country Day school. He passed away, following a courageous battle with a brain tumor, on September 10, 2016 […]

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  • Renewable Energy Fiasco: Global Hydropower Boom Increases Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    • Date: 26/02/17
    • Claire Salisbury, Asia Times

    Reservoirs emit significant greenhouse gases planet-wide, study finds; researchers urge that new hydropower projects not be christened with green energy label. Fom the Amazon Basin to boreal forests, and from the Mekong to the Himalayan foothills, rivers worldwide are being targeted for major new dams in a global hydropower boom that also aims to supply drinking water to exploding […]

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