• US Court Rules That Insurance Doesn’t Cover Global Warming Claims

    • Date: 17/09/11

    A state appeals court ruled today in the first case of its type that an insurance company does not have to foot the bill for a company facing damages over climate change. The Virginia Supreme Court ruled in the closely watched case that Steadfast Insurance does not have a duty to defend AES Corp., a […]

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  • Obama’s Green Jobs Cost $5 Million Each

    • Date: 16/09/11

    A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began, government records show. The program — designed to jump-start the nation’s clean technology industry by giving energy companies access to low-cost, government-backed loans — has directly created […]

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  • Climate Change: Dead Polar Bears And Political Storms

    • Date: 15/09/11

    Longtime polar bear researcher Dr. Charles Monnett may be back at work after being sidelined earlier this year, but his life at a federal offshore oil agency isn’t the same. The man who in 2006 gained overnight notoriety for co-authoring a brief article about drowned polar bears in the Arctic Ocean is now focusing his […]

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  • ‘Serious’ Error Found In Carbon Savings For Biofuels

    • Date: 14/09/11

    The European Union is overestimating the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through reliance on biofuels as a result of a “serious accounting error,” according to a draft opinion by an influential committee of 19 scientists and academics. The European Environment Agency Scientific Committee writes that the role of energy from crops like biofuels in curbing […]

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  • Craig Pirrong: Sunshine Is The Best Disinfectant

    • Date: 12/09/11

    I haven’t written about climate controversies in quite a while.  Between Climategate, which discredited many prominent climate scientists, and impending economic catastrophe, which has made speculations about potential future catastrophes seem indulgent, concerns about global warming have been relegated to the back burner (no pun intended). But the recent news about the CERN experiment testing […]

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  • 24% Consider Al Gore An Expert On Global Warming

    • Date: 09/09/11

    Despite winning a Nobel Prize and an Oscar for his work in the global warming area, most voters don’t consider former Vice President Al Gore an expert on the subject. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that just 24% of voters consider Gore an expert on global warming. Fifty-nine percent […]

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  • Ronald Bailey: Climate Change Cloud Wars

    • Date: 08/09/11

    Now this is how the process of science is supposed to work: a researcher makes a claim and other researchers look at the claim and try to refute it. This back-and-forth eventually yields something close to reality. And I still have confidence that it will here. But passions run high when it comes to climate […]

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  • Martin Cohen: The Guardian’s Climate Change Coverage And Its Commitment To Factual Reporting

    • Date: 06/09/11

    Almost a year ago now, I took up not so much cudgels as a couple of scholarly points with the London Guardian, newspaper known to all climate change campaigners for its zealous advocacy of the theory that man-made CO2 was threatening disaster to the Earth. C.P. Scott, the paper’s father-figure and past editor, described what […]

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