• FOI Documents Expose Coordination Between US Governors, Obama White House And Green NGOs To Advance Climate Agenda

    • Date: 24/08/15
    • Lachlan Markay, The Washington Free Beacon

    The White House, statehouses, and nonprofits backed by the billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer worked behind the scenes to create a state-level advocacy network to support controversial new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, newly released emails reveal. Involved in the strategy was a top aide to John Kitzhaber, the former Democratic governor of Oregon, according to emails […]

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  • El Nino Defying Rain Seen Boosting Australia Wheat Yield Outlook

    • Date: 22/08/15
    • Bloomberg

    Australia’s wheat harvest may be bigger than previously forecast as rain in the past month boosted the outlook for yields, according to National Australia Bank Ltd. Output may total 21.6 million metric tons this season amid better conditions in New South Wales and South Australia, agribusiness economist Phin Ziebell wrote in a report on Thursday. […]

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  • EU Urges Developing Nations To Submit Climate Pledges

    • Date: 21/08/15
    • Lachlan Carmichael, AFP

    The EU called Thursday on India, Indonesia, Brazil and other major economies to immediately submit their emissions reductions targets ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris at year’s end. EU Climate and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete warned that the window of opportunity for 195 countries to agree a deal aimed at limiting the rise in […]

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  • Defusing The Methane Bomb

    • Date: 18/08/15
    • Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill

    Environmentalists and some of the more eccentric members of the scientific community like to allude to the possibility that the Arctic permafrost will melt, releasing a methane time bomb into the atmosphere which will inevitably end in runaway global warming and an apocalypse. There is even an Artic Methane Emergency Group featuring our old friend Peter Wadhams, […]

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  • 7,764,300 People Vote Climate Change Off The Island

    • Date: 16/08/15
    • The Lukewarmer's Way

    “My World is a United Nations global survey for citizens. Working with partners, we aim to capture people’s voices, priorities and views, so world leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the next set of global goals to end poverty.” As of  August 16 they had received 7,764,300 responses to a survey […]

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  • ‘Climate Culture’ Versus ‘Knowing Disbelief’

    • Date: 15/08/15
    • Andy West, Climate Etc.

    In a previous post at Climate Etc I showed two analyses on US public attitudes to climate change, based upon data from psychologist Dan Kahan’s studies plus some independent surveys. Both of these seek to explain what social / psychological mechanisms are driving the observed attitudes. The first analysis is Kahan’s own, which concludes that identity defense […]

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  • Curbing Global Warming: Mission Impossible?

    • Date: 11/08/15
    • Robert J. Samuelson , The Washington Post

    There is a “mission impossible” quality to curbing global warming, though few say so openly. The dependence of economic growth on fossil fuels seems too strong to overcome. On climate change, we need to go beyond the tired story line of “deniers” vs. the “scientific consensus.” Until it’s discredited by falling temperatures, global warming is […]

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  • India: No Study Supports Global Warming Affecting Himalayas

    • Date: 07/08/15
    • Indo-Asian News Service

    NEW DELHI:  No study has so far supported the theory that global warming was causing natural calamities in the Himalayan region, parliament was told on Thursday. “There is no study reported so far, which supports the fact that many type of instances similar to natural calamities are occurring in the Himalayan region due to global warming,” […]

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