• Efforts To Decarbonise World Economy Will Almost Surely Fail

    • Date: 24/03/16
    • Science Daily

    The goals set a few months ago in Paris to prevent further rising of worldwide temperatures are almost sure to fail and will never be achieved, according to a new study. Last December, officials representing more than 190 countries met in Paris to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The historic outcome from […]

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  • Wine Lovers Can Cheer Climate Change – For Now

    • Date: 22/03/16
    • Cosmos

    Wine lovers are among the few beneficiaries of climate change, with warmer weather producing a series of exceptional vintages in France. But their good cheer could be short-lived, according to a new study. An unusual combination of warmer weather without drought conditions is leading to earlier harvests – generally associated with better quality vintages. But […]

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  • German Industry Fears Eco-Dictatorship

    • Date: 21/03/16
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    In the wake of the lofty declarations made at the Paris Conference to roll back CO2 emissions, a number of high level Environment Ministry bureaucrats in Germany’s government have been eagerly concocting a “radical bill” dubbed “Climate Protection 2050″ designed to make Germany almost carbon-free by 2050.  Already the bill’s extremism and disconnect from reality is coming under […]

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  • Trends in Extreme Weather Events since 1900 – An Enduring Conundrum for Wise Policy Advice

    • Date: 17/03/16
    • Michael Kelly, Journal of Geography and Natural Disasters

    Abstract – It is widely promulgated and believed that human-caused global warming comes with increases in both the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events. A survey of official weather sites and the scientific literature provides strong evidence that the first half of the 20th century had more extreme weather than the second half, when […]

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  • Shock, Horror: Trees Adapt To Higher Temperatures Better Than Thought

    • Date: 17/03/16
    • Alister Doyle, Reuters

    Trees can adapt to rising temperatures and limit their natural emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a study published on Wednesday that suggests plants may have a smaller than expected role in stoking man-made global warming. Trees, plants, people and other animals produce carbon dioxide as a waste product from burning energy. As temperatures rise, […]

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  • Spinning The Climate Message Doesn’t Work

    • Date: 12/03/16
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism

    For years, climate activists have been concerned and puzzled by the fact that a lot of people don’t agree with them.  In order to rectify this problem, they tried to get the message out about climate change, thinking that if everyone had the correct information, we could all happily live together in a world of […]

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  • Shock, Horror: Climate Change Will Bring Deserts Back To Life, Say Scientists

    • Date: 09/03/16
    • Bernard Lagan, The Times

    Desert travellers will one day have to pack umbrellas and wellies along with their sun hats, according to a long-range weather forecast by climate change scientists in Australia. Their research, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, challenges the assumption that higher temperatures will make dry areas even drier, and wetter regions even wetter. The […]

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  • It’s Time To Test Climate Models Against Reality

    • Date: 08/03/16
    • Larry Kummer, Fabius Maximus

    Summary: This is the last of my series about ways to resolve the public policy debate about climate change. It puts my proposal to test the models in a wider context of science norms and the climate science literature. My experience shows that neither side of the climate wars has much interest in a fair test; both […]

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