• Carbon Tax Revolts Threaten Paris Agreement

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Dave Keating, Forbes

    Another day of violence will reinforce the yellow cloud already hanging over the UN climate summit in Katowice and could dampen political enthusiasm for implementing the tough measures needed to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. Last Sunday tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brussels to protest political inaction on […]

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  • Business As Usual: Splits Deepen As UN Climate Talks Near Crunch Time

    • Date: 07/12/18
    • Associated Press

    KATOWICE, POLAND — Divisions deepened at the U.N. climate talks Thursday, pitting rich nations against poor ones, oil exporters against vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared to act on global warming against those who want to wait and see. The stakes were raised by a scientific report that warned achieving the most ambitious target in […]

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  • Should We Listen To David Attenborough’s Climate Alarm?

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Charles Moore, The Spectator

    ‘Civilisation faces collapse, Attenborough warns UN.’ That was the Times headline on Tuesday about the great broadcaster’s speech at the latest climate change conference in Poland. In theory, Sir David is always worth hearing. Nevertheless, his solemn warning was made less effective by the decision to print it at the bottom of page 17. I cannot help feeling […]

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  • France’s Protesters Are Part Of A Global Backlash Against Climate-Change Taxes

    • Date: 05/12/18
    • Steven Mufson and James McAuley, The Washington Post

    Macron is hardly alone in his frustration. Leaders in the United States, Canada, Australia and elsewhere have found their carbon pricing efforts running into fierce opposition. On Tuesday, France delayed for six months a plan to raise already steep taxes on diesel fuel by 24 cents a gallon and gasoline by about 12 cents a […]

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  • The 1991 predictions

    • Date: 04/12/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    The UK’s climate predictions from 1991 aren’t looking good Last week, I looked at the UK’s official climate forecasts from 2002, noting that the expected warming hadn’t come to pass in the decade and a half since the forecast was released. I observed at the time that the series of official forecasts actually dated right […]

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  • Macron’s Carbon Tax Collides With France’s Forgotten

    • Date: 02/12/18
    • Konrad Yakabuski, The Globe and Mail

    There are parallels between what is happening in France and almost every other developed country as comfortable urban elites seek to impose their climate change agenda on a broader population just struggling to pay its bills and earn an honest buck. In September, just a few days after French President Emmanuel Macron’s environment minister resigned […]

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  • 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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