• Democratic Attorneys General Refuse To Join Rockefeller-Backed Climate Investigation

    • Date: 30/03/16
    • Steve Everley, Energy Indepth

    A press conference today featuring Al Gore and more than a dozen state attorneys general was expected to reveal new state-level investigations of U.S. energy companies regarding climate change. But the vast majority of AGs standing on stage refused to join such an effort, signaling a lack of interest in wasting their own states’ resources. […]

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  • China’s Biggest Coal Firm To Boost Exports Eight-Fold

    • Date: 30/03/16
    • The Star

    China Shenhua Energy Co may boost coal exports as much as eight-fold as weakening domestic demand and stricter environmental rules force the company to look to overseas buyers. The country’s biggest producer of the fuel may export 5 million to 10 million tonness of high-quality thermal coal this year to Japan and South Korea, according […]

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  • The Observer’s Piece On Pachauri Is Just One Side Of The Story

    • Date: 28/03/16
    • Vishakh Unnikrishnan, Catch News India

    The Observer article presents a case which suggests that Pachauri could have been falsely accused in the case. What should be noted is, just like climate change, sexual harassment at workplace is not a myth. On Sunday, The Observer, a sister weekly of The Guardian, published an article that offers a sympathetic portrayal of R.K. […]

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  • Efforts To Decarbonise World Economy Will Almost Surely Fail

    • Date: 24/03/16
    • Science Daily

    The goals set a few months ago in Paris to prevent further rising of worldwide temperatures are almost sure to fail and will never be achieved, according to a new study. Last December, officials representing more than 190 countries met in Paris to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The historic outcome from […]

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  • Wine Lovers Can Cheer Climate Change – For Now

    • Date: 22/03/16
    • Cosmos

    Wine lovers are among the few beneficiaries of climate change, with warmer weather producing a series of exceptional vintages in France. But their good cheer could be short-lived, according to a new study. An unusual combination of warmer weather without drought conditions is leading to earlier harvests – generally associated with better quality vintages. But […]

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  • German Industry Fears Eco-Dictatorship

    • Date: 21/03/16
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    In the wake of the lofty declarations made at the Paris Conference to roll back CO2 emissions, a number of high level Environment Ministry bureaucrats in Germany’s government have been eagerly concocting a “radical bill” dubbed “Climate Protection 2050″ designed to make Germany almost carbon-free by 2050.  Already the bill’s extremism and disconnect from reality is coming under […]

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  • Trends in Extreme Weather Events since 1900 – An Enduring Conundrum for Wise Policy Advice

    • Date: 17/03/16
    • Michael Kelly, Journal of Geography and Natural Disasters

    Abstract – It is widely promulgated and believed that human-caused global warming comes with increases in both the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events. A survey of official weather sites and the scientific literature provides strong evidence that the first half of the 20th century had more extreme weather than the second half, when […]

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  • Shock, Horror: Trees Adapt To Higher Temperatures Better Than Thought

    • Date: 17/03/16
    • Alister Doyle, Reuters

    Trees can adapt to rising temperatures and limit their natural emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a study published on Wednesday that suggests plants may have a smaller than expected role in stoking man-made global warming. Trees, plants, people and other animals produce carbon dioxide as a waste product from burning energy. As temperatures rise, […]

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