• Fastes Recorded Solar Decline Will Cool Global Climate

    • Date: 25/06/15
    • Reporting Climate Science

    Solar activity is declining faster than at any time in the last 9,300 years and there is a significant chance that this will lead to cooler winters across Eurasia and the eastern coast of North America later this century, according to new research. There is a 15-20 per cent probability that the Sun will return […]

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  • ‘Green Bond’ Sales Struggle

    • Date: 25/06/15
    • Mike Cherney, The Wall Street Journal

    A flattening in “green bond” sales this year is highlighting the uncertainty facing the market for the debt, which is billed as financing projects that would mitigate climate change. Green bonds have been sold all over the world in recent years and have helped pay for energy-efficient buildings, improvements to water and sewer systems and […]

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  • A Week After Climate Encyclical, EU Plans To Drop Methane Emissions Limits

    • Date: 24/06/15
    • Vittorio Hernandez, International Business Times

    Expecting opposition from the agri-food sector, the European Union is dropping its plan to put a limit on methane emissions, Irish Times reported. Studies have shown that methane is much worse than carbon dioxide, but the EU is scrapping it from the set of air pollutants that are considered to be contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. The […]

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  • Met Office Issues Warning That Temperatures Could Plummet As Sun Enters Cooler Phase

    • Date: 24/06/15
    • Colin Fernandez, Daily Mail

    Britain could be on the verge of a mini Ice Age as the Sun enters a cooler phase, the Met Office warned yesterday. The last big chill was felt hundreds of years ago when Frost Fairs were held on the frozen River Thames. However the Met Office said the new freeze will not be enough […]

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  • A Very PC Prayer For Our Times

    • Date: 22/06/15
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail

    A new take on the Lord’s Prayer, designed to encapsulate the Holy Father’s green message Pope Francis’s new encyclical is in stark contrast to the style of his predecessor. While Pope Benedict’s works were in Latin, entirely spiritual in tone, and written by the man himself (a great scholar), his Argentine successor has produced something impossible to render […]

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  • Brother Glum, Mother Earth

    • Date: 21/06/15
    • Steven Malanga, City Journal

    The pope’s encyclical on climate change ignores how markets and technology have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty. PHOTO BY MARTIN SCHULZ Shortly after the Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was consecrated Pope Francis in 2013, news stories reported that the new pontiff wanted to build a stronger relationship between the Catholic Church and science—one […]

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  • Skeptics Set Up Scientific Society To Escape Journals That ‘Keep Out’ Dissenters

    • Date: 20/06/15

    Some scientists and meteorologists have banded together to create their own scientific organization so they can study, publish and engage in science debates they argue mainstream scientific bodies don’t want to have. The Open Atmospheric Society was founded to “give you a voice where other societies may not.” The group is meant to be an […]

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  • Lord Lawson Criticises Papal Encyclical

    • Date: 20/06/15
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    In a speech at the Ideacity Conference in Toronto (Canada), Lord Lawson, the chairman of the Global Warming Policy Forum, has criticised the papal encyclical: “The encyclical is a thoroughly reactionary document. A mixture of junk science, junk economics and junk ethics, what Pope Francis advocates would prevent the world’s poor from escaping from poverty […]

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