• The Problem With Climate Catastrophising

    • Date: 21/03/17
    • Oren Cass, Foreign Affairs

    The case for keeping calm. Climate change may or may not bear responsibility for the flood on last night’s news, but without question it has created a flood of despair. Climate researchers and activists, according to a 2015 Esquire feature, “When the End of Human Civilization is Your Day Job,” suffer from depression and PTSD-like […]

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  • €100 Billion For Nothing: German CO2 Emissions Continue to Rise

    • Date: 17/03/17
    • Deutsche Presse Agentur

    The emission of greenhouse gases in Germany has increased in 2016 despite all climate protection efforts. CO2 emissions rose by about four million tonnes compared to the previous year to around 906 million tonnes, the Environment Ministry and a study commissioned by the Greens estimate. This makes it unlikely that Germany will reach its 2020 target […]

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  • Global CO2 Emissions Have Stopped Rising, International Energy Agency Says

    • Date: 17/03/17
    • International Energy Agency

    Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency, signaling a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity. This was the result of growing renewable power generation, switches from coal to natural gas, improvements in energy efficiency, as […]

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  • Trump Dropping Climate Change Impact From Government Reviews

    • Date: 15/03/17
    • Olivia Beavers, The Hill

    President Trump plans to drop climate change as a factor in making government decisions, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The move, which would reportedly cover environmental reviews of appliance standards, industry regulations and pipeline projects, would largely reverse how the Obama administration addressed climate change. Former President Obama required government agencies to submit formal environmental reviews that factored […]

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  • ‘The Blob’ Is Back: Unusually Warm Waters Along Pacific Coast Have Returned

    • Date: 14/03/17
    • NewsDeeply

    The Blob is back. Unusually warm waters along the Pacific Coast, dubbed “the Blob,” have severely disrupted weather and wildlife since 2014. Meteorologist Nicholas Bond explains the phenomenon. This illustration of temperature in the northeast Pacific shows the status of the “Blob,” a warm-water phenomenon, as of September 2016.Image courtesy NOAA Since 2014, a mass of […]

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  • Surprise, Surprise: Winter Snow Storm Stella Blamed On Global Warming

    • Date: 14/03/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Winter Storm Stella hasn’t even struck the northeastern U.S., but that hasn’t stopped at least one media pundit from linking the storm to man-made global warming. A resident shovels snow away from the entrance to his home in Union City, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from Midtown Manhattan, after the second-biggest winter storm in […]

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  • World Leaders Conspire To Keep Trump In The Paris Climate Agreement

    • Date: 13/03/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    European leaders are quietly building a coalition of countries to pressure the Trump administration to not withdraw from the Paris agreement and meeting with White House officials, looking for the right argument to sway the U.S. president. A coalition led by Germany, France and Italy has reached out to “Canada and China, as well as […]

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  • EPA Chief Calls Paris Agreement ‘A Bad Deal’ Amid Internal White House Struggle

    • Date: 11/03/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt weighed in on an issue the Trump administration has been silent on since taking the reins of government in January. Pruitt said the Paris climate agreement was “a bad deal” that should have been treated by the Obama administration as a treaty, instead of an executive agreement. “I […]

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