• Republicans Demand Evidence From Obama That Global Warming Is A National Security Threat

    • Date: 27/09/16
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Republican lawmakers are demanding the Obama administration back up with evidence a recent executive memoranda requiring federal officials to consider the impact of global warming on national security. “The Committee has genuine interest in the climate science and information that the Administration claims impacts national security,” reads a letter to National Security Adviser Susan Rice from Texas Republican […]

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  • Japanese Interest In Climate Change Falters, Especially Among Young: Survey

    • Date: 25/09/16
    • The Japan Times

    Japanese people are less interested in climate change now than nine years ago, a government survey has shown. The proportion of respondents who said they are interested in climate change fell to 87.2 percent, down about 5 points from the previous survey in 2007, the Cabinet Office said. The interview-based survey, conducted between July 28 […]

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  • Non-Binding Paris Deal Inches Closer To An Iota Of Relevance

    • Date: 21/09/16
    • The American Interest

    Ban Ki-Moon and the rest of the national and UN delegates involved in getting the Paris deal past the “ratification” phase can pat each other on the back til their hands are sore — and we don’t doubt that they will — but it won’t change the fact that this “treaty” is worth little more […]

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  • Hillary Clinton ‘Dropped Climate Change From Speeches After Bernie Sanders Endorsement’

    • Date: 21/09/16
    • Karl Mathiesen, The Guardian

    Hillary Clinton has dropped the words “climate change” from most of her public addresses since winning the endorsement of her party rival Bernie Sanders, according to Climate Home analysis. While the presidential candidate talks regularly about her plan for the US to become a “clean energy superpower”, in recent months she has rarely made reference to […]

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  • La Nina Is Dividing World Weather Forecasters

    • Date: 15/09/16
    • Brian K Sullivan, Bloomberg

    A meteorological clash of nations is confounding the world’s commodity markets. Global weather agencies can’t agree on whether to expect a La Nina event in coming months. The U.S. has backed off its prediction, Australia remains watchful, while Japan has decided La Nina is already here. Disagreements arise because each nation has different standards for […]

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  • La Nina Is Already Here According to Japan As U.S. Drops Watch

    • Date: 11/09/16
    • Bloomberg

    La Nina, a weather pattern that can cause flooding in parts of Asia and colder weather in the US , has set in and may continue through the winter, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, a day after the US dropped its watch for the event. Fig.1 Five-month running mean of the SST deviation for NINO.3 […]

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  • What Paris Deal? Turkey Plans 80 New Coal Plants

    • Date: 06/09/16
    • Arthur Neslen, The Guardian

    Turkish coal plants are in line for eye-watering public subsidies and exemptions from environmental regulations, under an amended energy package delivered by the country’s parliament, late last week. Turkey is a member of the G20, whose two leading economies – the US and China – agreed to ratify the Paris climate change agreement on Saturday. […]

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  • G20 Dashes Green Hope To Get Serious About Climate Change

    • Date: 05/09/16
    • Shelagh Whitley, Climate Home

    Today, hopes that this would be the year the G20 finally get serious on climate change were well and truly dashed, as the world’s most powerful countries failed to set an end date for fossil fuel subsidies. Instead, they issued yet another cut and paste communiqué (French language version), reaffirming for the eighth time in […]

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