• EPA Chief: Next Climate Study Will Be Written By Scientists Selected By the Trump Administration

    • Date: 29/11/18
    • Politico

    Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of tilting last week’s federal climate change report to focus on the worst-case outcomes — and indicated that the Trump administration could seek to shape the next big study of the issue. “Going forward, I think we need to take a look at the […]

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  • EPA Chief Criticizes U.S. Climate Report Over ‘Worst-Case Scenario’

    • Date: 28/11/18
    • The Hill

    Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Andrew Wheeler joined others in the Trump administration Wednesday in criticizing last week’s major climate change report for describing a “worst-case scenario.” At a Washington Post event, Wheeler said the report “was written in 2016, and was at the direction of the previous administration,” and he speculated that the Obama administration “told […]

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  • Political Divisions Cloud UN Climate Talks

    • Date: 27/11/18
    • Reuters

    LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Divisions within Europe and tension between the United States and China pose major challenges to the next round of United Nations talks on climate change. The most important U.N. climate conference since the Paris Agreement of 2015 opens on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, in one of the most polluted coal-mining […]

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  • The Met Office’s Baseline

    • Date: 27/11/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    Science, miscommunication, and its results Yesterday, I looked at the Met Office’s UKCIP02 temperature predictions to see how they had fared in the 16 years since originally published. At the time, I wasn’t able to lay my hands on the original report and worked from a news report. However, since then, Ed Hawkins has helpfully […]

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  • Met Office: If At First You Don’t Succeed … Double Down

    • Date: 26/11/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    The Met Office’s previous climate predictions have been running far too hot. The latest ones are even more incredible. The Met Office has today released the latest iteration of the official climate predictions that it periodically issues to the country. The last iteration, UKCP09, provided considerable entertainment to climate watchers, after Nic Lewis discovered a […]

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  • Electric Cars To Increase Energy Demand & May Cause More CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 26/11/18
    • Bloomberg

    Driving electric cars and scrapping your natural gas-fired boiler won’t make a dent in global carbon emissions, and may even increase pollution levels. Higher electrification may lead to oil demand peaking by 2030, but any reduction in emissions from the likes of electric vehicles will be offset by the increased use of power plants to […]

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  • ‘Embarrassing’: Climate Expert Explains What’s Wrong With New U.S. Climate Report

    • Date: 25/11/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    A climate change report published Friday contains cherry-picked data that appear designed to warn of the consequences if steps are not taken to mitigate global warming, according to one climate expert. The scientists who wrote the National Climate Assessment (NCA) used unreliable information that exaggerates the risks global warming poses, University of Colorado Prof. Roger […]

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  • El Niño Signal Weakens

    • Date: 20/11/18
    • Reuters

    El Niño signal weakened again with sea surface temps in central-eastern Pacific +0.7C above long-term average down from +1.2C two weeks prior   Full post

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