• U.S. Republicans Launch Free-Speech Probe Into Prosecutors Targeting Climate Sceptics

    • Date: 20/05/16
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    House Republicans launched Wednesday an investigation into the 17 attorneys general pursuing fraud allegations against climate change skeptics, citing concerns about the campaign’s impact on free speech and scientific inquiry. “Americans are entitled to express their views on matters of science and public policy even if certain groups disagree,” said a statement from the House […]

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  • Forget Paris: Global CO2 Emissions To Increase By One-Third By 2040

    • Date: 17/05/16
    • U.S. Energy Information Administration

    Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are projected to increase by one-third between 2012 and 2040 in EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO2016) Reference case, largely driven by increased energy use in countries outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The continuing increase in total emissions occurs despite a moderate decrease in […]

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  • Aviation Agency Meeting Backtracks On Previous CO2 Agreement

    • Date: 16/05/16
    • Ben Garside, Carbon Pulse

    Three-day talks on a deal to launch a market-based offsetting mechanism for international aviation emissions from 2020 wrapped up in Montreal Friday without any firm progress, with some nations even appearing to backtrack on a previous agreement by proposing a ‘pilot’ practice phase and a later start date. The “high-level” negotiations at the headquarters of […]

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  • Rajendra Pachauri, Former IPCC Head, To Face Trial For Sexual Harassment Of Employees

    • Date: 15/05/16
    • Vidhi Doshi, The Observer

    A court in Delhi has ruled that Rajendra Pachauri, the former chairman of a Nobel prize-winning UN panel on climate change, will stand trial on charges of stalking and sexual harassment of a former employee. Rajendra Pachauri, former chairman of the IPCC. Photograph: Alamy A 29-year-old former employee of The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri), based in […]

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  • Study: Most EU Carmakers Report False CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 12/05/16
    • Ben Knight, Deutsche Welle

    Volkswagen’s diesel scandal could just be the tip of a very large iceberg when it comes to carmakers faking emissions figures. Carmakers are exploiting weak and outdated EU laws to claim misleading statistics about fuel efficiency, a new report says. Real-world CO2 emissions are up to 40 percent higher than in the lab. According to […]

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  • Media Exaggerated Vanishing Island Climate Role

    • Date: 10/05/16
    • Reporting Climate Science

    Media exaggerated the role of climate change in the disappearance of five reef islands detailed in a scientific paper published last week, according to the study’s author. The paper, published on Friday (6 May 2016), reports on the loss of five vegetated reef islands and changes to other reef island shorelines in the Solomon Islands. News stories subsequently appeared in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The […]

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  • GWPF Climate Briefing: Atlantic Sea Surface Cooling

    • Date: 06/05/16
    • GWPF Climate Briefing

    New analysis from Vancore Weather suggests the Atlantic has entered a new cooling phase, with implications for regional climate and global temperature.   Read more here

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  • It’s All Over: Green Transport Target Will Be Scrapped Post-2020, EU Confirms

    • Date: 04/05/16
    • Frédéric Simon, EurActiv.com

    EU laws requiring member states to use “at least 10%” renewable energy in transport will be scrapped after 2020, the European Commission confirmed, hoping to set aside a protracted controversy surrounding the environmental damage caused by biofuels. The European Commission will table a revision of the Renewable Energy Directive at the end of 2016, aiming […]

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