• Paris Agreement: A Blank Cheque For CO2 Emissions By China And India

    • Date: 26/05/16
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    The Paris Climate Agreement, far from securing a reduction in global CO2 emissions, is fundamentally a blank cheque that allows China and India to increase their emissions as they see fit in pursuit of economic growth. This is the conclusion of a new paper by Law Professor David Campbell (Lancaster University Law School) and published today […]

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  • New Paper: Much Of The Effort To Combat Global Warming Is Actually Making It Worse

    • Date: 24/05/16
    • Cambridge University Press

    As part of an open discussion on the critical issue of energy, sustainability and climate change, MRS Energy & Sustainability—A Review Journal (MRS E&S) has published a paper in which Cambridge (UK) engineering professor M.J. Kelly argues that it is time to review the current efforts to reduce carbon emissions, some of which “represent total […]

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  • Did Global Warming Cause California’s Drought?

    • Date: 21/05/16
    • David R. Henderson, Charles L. Hooper, Defining Ideas

    Was California’s drought part of a long-term decline in precipitation? No. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),“The current drought is not part of a long-term change in California precipitation, which exhibits no appreciable trend since 1895.” Image credit: Barbara Kelley When it comes to global warming and climate change, how many times have you heard […]

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  • 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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