• Updated: Dust Study May Invalidate Most Warming Models

    • Date: 30/12/10

    Some of the Earth’s tiniest naturally occurring particles may have just bred a big mess for climatologists.  New findings reveal that models scientists have long used to estimate the causes and effects of global warming may be dramatically flawed due to errors in one of their most important inputs. These conclusions are found in a new […]

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  • Climate Controlling Ocean Thermostat Discovered

    • Date: 29/12/10

    The influence of the Sun on Earth’s climate over time scales of centuries and millennia is all but ignored by current climate change dogma, with many climate scientists dismissing solar variation as too feeble to have much of an impact. Though it was recently discovered that variation at ultraviolet wavelengths is considerably greater than at […]

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  • Britain’s Snow Blindness

    • Date: 23/12/10

    It’s the coldest winter on record in Great Britain. Great Britain also has experienced its heaviest snowfalls since the 1920s. The mayor of London, who last year was subjected to a grilling in Parliament over the inability to keep the capital’s roads clear, has asked why the government’s Meteorological Office (“Met Office”) didn’t see this […]

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  • Visions Of Emissions Trading Fading In Puff Of Smoke

    • Date: 21/12/10

    South Korea Delays CO2 Trading Scheme South Korea will not present emission trading laws to the parliament until next February instead of this year amid opposition from business groups, a government official said on Tuesday. “We are in still discussions with the industry side and trying to find a common ground,” Park Chun-kyoo, general director […]

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  • Interacademies Council Redacting Like Fury

    • Date: 17/12/10

    Must-read post of the day comes from Hilary Ostrov who has been trying to get hold of the submissions to the Interacademies Council inquiry into the IPCC. Having asked for the information last summer, Hilary has still not received a thing. Now we learn that the IAC is going to redact the names at the […]

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  • Cancun Climate Change Breakthrough Greatly Exaggerated

    • Date: 15/12/10

    Climate change negotiators agree to meet again next year in Durban. And that’s pretty much all they agree on. The United Nations climate change conference in Cancun is being hailed by many news outlets and environmental activists as a “breakthrough.” For example, the liberal magazine, Mother Jonesheadlined it as “Cancun Climate Breakthrough;” Canada’s Globe and Mail declared, […]

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  • Stephen Budiansky: Sins Of Emission

    • Date: 14/12/10

    Far be it from me to defend the capitalist system, but can’t environmental organizations recognize that economic activity counts for something? Invariably whenever the subject of carbon emissions, energy use, or other instances of mankind’s global “footprint” arises, the standard environmentalist narrative is all about how big the average American’s shoe size is. Paul Ehrlich […]

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  • Carbon Markets To Struggle After Cancun Flop

    • Date: 13/12/10

    Global carbon markets will struggle after the deal reached at annual U.N. climate talks did little to ensure mandatory emissions caps would be extended next year. The modest deal forged after two weeks of talks in Cancun commits rich countries, from 2020, to finance $100 billion a year in climate aid for poor countries. It […]

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