• Prosecuting Climate Dissent Runs Up Against The First Amendment

    • Date: 16/06/16
    • The Wall Street Journal

    There are few more rewarding sights than a bully scorned, so let’s hear it for the recent laments of Attorneys General Claude Walker (Virgin Islands) and Eric Schneiderman (New York), two ringleaders of the harassment campaign against Exxon and free-market think tanks over climate change. Consider Mr. Walker’s recent retreat in District of Columbia superior […]

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  • 30th Anniversary Of Hansen’s First Great Global Warming Fail

    • Date: 14/06/16
    • Tony Heller, Real Science

    Thirty years ago, James Hansen made some spectacularly poor global warming predictions before Congress.   12 Jun 1986, Page 12 – The Evening Times Hansen predicted two degrees global warming by 2006. He was off by a factor of ten. Earth warmed about 0.2 degrees from June 1986 to June 2006. Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs Hansen predicted […]

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  • Trump’s Climate Flip-Flop

    • Date: 09/06/16
    • Ben Adler and Rebecca Leber, Grist

    As negotiators headed to Copenhagen in December 2009 to forge a global climate pact, concerned U.S. business leaders and liberal luminaries took out a full-page ad in the New York Times calling for aggressive climate action. In an open letter to President Obama and the U.S. Congress, they declared: “If we fail to act now, it […]

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  • India Will Not Ratify Paris Agreement Anytime Soon, Officials Warn

    • Date: 08/06/16
    • Namrata Brar, NDTV

    Washington – Despite the hopes of the US, India may not be able to stick to the emission timeline on the climate change agreement made in Paris last year, government officials have indicated. White House officials indicated that it is their understanding that India completes process during this year, before President Barack Obama’s term expires in […]

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  • What New Scientist Wouldn’t Print

    • Date: 04/06/16
    • Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill

    A couple of weeks back, New Scientist published an article trying to up the ante on climate sensitivity. One headline-making 2013 study had concluded that the immediate warming that would result froma doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere would be around 1.3°C – significantly less than most previous estimates. But this was before global temperatures […]

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  • Paris Agreement: A Blank Cheque For CO2 Emissions By China And India

    • Date: 26/05/16
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    The Paris Climate Agreement, far from securing a reduction in global CO2 emissions, is fundamentally a blank cheque that allows China and India to increase their emissions as they see fit in pursuit of economic growth. This is the conclusion of a new paper by Law Professor David Campbell (Lancaster University Law School) and published today […]

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  • New Paper: Much Of The Effort To Combat Global Warming Is Actually Making It Worse

    • Date: 24/05/16
    • Cambridge University Press

    As part of an open discussion on the critical issue of energy, sustainability and climate change, MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal (MRS E&S) has published a paper in which Cambridge (UK) engineering professor M.J. Kelly argues that it is time to review the current efforts to reduce carbon emissions, some of which “represent total […]

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  • Did Global Warming Cause California’s Drought?

    • Date: 21/05/16
    • David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hooper, Defining Ideas

    Was California’s drought part of a long-term decline in precipitation? No. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),“The current drought is not part of a long-term change in California precipitation, which exhibits no appreciable trend since 1895.” Image credit: Barbara Kelley When it comes to global warming and climate change, how many times have you heard […]

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