• Met Office Predicts Drop In Global Temperatures For 2018

    • Date: 22/12/17
    • Daily Mail

    La Nina and volcanic eruptions could help cool down the planet next year, the Met Office has said. The year 2016 was the warmest year on record – and 2017 third hottest on record. Forecasters said that 2018 – while still among the hottest years ever recorded – will be relatively cooler. This is because a weather […]

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  • Trump’s National Security Plan: ‘Energy Dominance’, Not Climate Change

    • Date: 18/12/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    President Donald Trump’s administration prioritizes U.S. “energy dominance” through promoting exports, innovation and cutting regulations, according to the federal government’s National Security Strategy. The White House’s security strategy is a rejection of former President Barack Obama’s administration, that prioritized fighting man-made global warming. Trump’s strategy no longer lists global warming as a nation security concern. The Trump […]

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  • Trump Admin To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    • Date: 16/12/17
    • Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared […]

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  • FOI Emails: Disney Rejected Obama Proposal To Use ‘Frozen’ Characters To Push Climate Agenda

    • Date: 15/12/17
    • The Hill

    Emails unearthed by The Hill show Disney’s leadership was frustrated and annoyed by an Obama administration official’s public statements suggesting it was considering using characters in the popular film “Frozen” to teach children about climate change. Robert Papp, a State Department official, spoke twice in 2015 about the possibility of Disney agreeing to let the […]

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  • New Paper Questions Paris Agreement’s Dubious Temperature Limits

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Sebastian Lüning, Institute for Hydrography, Geoecology and Climate Sciences, Ägeri, Switzerland

    New study puts the 1.5°C and 2.0°C temperature limits of the Paris Agreement into a historical climate context The Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015 during the COP21 climate conference stipulates that the increase in the global average temperature is to be kept well below 2°C above “pre-industrial levels” and that efforts are pursued to […]

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  • Stanford Professor’s Defamation Lawsuit Puts Chill In Atmosphere Of Climate Scientists

    • Date: 07/12/17
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    A Stanford University professor’s defamation lawsuit in defense of his green energy research has raised the temperature on the climate change debate, fueling fears that such a precedent could put a chill on scientific inquiry. Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, sued for $10 million after a group of researchers published […]

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  • Global Warming Lower and Slower Than Models Predicted, Says New Study

    • Date: 06/12/17
    • Ron Bailey, Reason Online

    A new study using more than 38 years satellite and weather balloon temperature data hypothesizes that global temperatures are going up more slowly than projected by most climate models. And right on time, these results were challenged by other researchers who defend the scientific climate consensus as embodied in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports. […]

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  • U.S. Justice Department In Talks With Climate Scientists For Climate Court Battle

    • Date: 04/12/17
    • E&E News

    Justice Department lawyers are quietly courting climate scientists for a simmering legal fight that could have massive implications for government global warming policies. In recent months, Department of Justice officials have met with Ken Caldeira, an atmospheric scientist in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science, as well as Judith Curry, […]

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