• Green Activists Hugely Disappointed About Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 17/12/15
    • The Guardian

    James Hansen calls Paris talks ‘a fraud’ Mere mention of the Paris climate talks is enough to make James Hansen grumpy. The former Nasa scientist, considered the father of global awareness of climate change, is a soft-spoken, almost diffident Iowan. But when he talks about the gathering of nearly 200 nations, his demeanour changes. “It’s […]

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  • Rich Lowry: Climate Make-Believe In Paris

    • Date: 15/12/15
    • Rich Lowry, Jewish World Review

    Saving the planet has never been so easy. The Paris climate talks concluded in a rousing round of self-congratulation over an agreement that, we are told, is the first step toward keeping Earth habitable. If generating headlines and press releases about making history were the metric for anything, Paris might be as consequential — if […]

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  • The Breakthrough – As Predicted

    • Date: 13/12/15
    • Xinhua News Agency

     Climate talks deliver breakthrough as historic deal adopted After years of tough negotiations, a long-anticipated legally binding agreement on the global fight against climate change was finally adopted Saturday in Paris with no objection. The historic agreement that seeks to rein in climate change and ease its impacts was reached at the 21st session of […]

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  • Paris Agreement Will Lead To Rapid Rise In CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 12/12/15
    • Paul Homewood, Not A lot Of People Know That

    There is one telling paragraph in the Paris Agreement: To put the figure of 55 Gt in context, the latest estimate of global emissions was 49 Gt in 2010, according to the IPCC, so there will likely be a rise of 12%. Even worse, this will represent an increase of 49% since 2005, when the […]

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  • India Insists On “Differentiation” In Paris Climate Draft

    • Date: 10/12/15
    • The BRICS Post

    India on Thursday said several of its concerns, including voluntary pledges of nations on climate change, have not been incorporated in the new draft which “is the starting point for the final push” as negotiators raced against time to reach an accord to fight global warming. India is sticking to its stance that the goal of capping […]

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  • Surprise: China Accused Of Blocking Progress At Paris Climate Talks

    • Date: 09/12/15
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    Beijing’s negotiating stance was causing anxiety among UN delegates as the Paris talks intensified ahead of Friday’s deadline, partly because India was expected to be a bigger obstacle to a successful agreement. As Beijing declared its first “red alert” for heavy smog this week, closing schools and curbing car use, Chinese negotiators at UN talks in […]

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  • Tuvalu PM Criticises Demand For Climate Change Evidence

    • Date: 08/12/15
    • Reuters

    Tuvalu’s prime minister says his country is being expected to provide unreasonably robust scientific evidence to prove it is a victim of climate change to qualify for international support. Enele Sosene Sopoaga issued another stark warning to fellow negotiators at the Paris climate talks that without a binding deal to limit global warming, his tiny […]

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  • Sunday Times Claims ‘Greenhouse Gases To Fall’

    • Date: 07/12/15
    • Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times

    The world’s once-surging greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming, may have gone into decline. Figures to be published this week will show that global emissions neared a plateau last year and could fall this year — even as the world economy is growing.   Scientists will say this week that man-made emissions “nearly stalled” […]

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