• COP22: Is The Game Over?

    • Date: 17/11/16
    • Ian Duncan, MEP

    There is no draft text circulating, no words to correct, no red lines, indeed no lines whatever, a bad sign given we all up sticks in less than 50 hours. ‘The EU is reassessing the value in having these [COP] meetings every year.  They are expensive and inefficient.’ […] While the world awaits Mr Trump’s first climate […]

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  • Roger Pielke Jr: Wikileaks And Me

    • Date: 15/11/16
    • Roger Pielke Jr

    I haven’t had a chance to update this blog with anything related to the surprise (to me at least) at finding myself the subject of an email in the John Podesta email leaks from Wikileaks. That email revealed that an organization that was founded and led by Podesta, the Center for American Progress, engaged in […]

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  • Trump Victory: Shock And Disbelief At Marrakech UN Climate Talks

    • Date: 10/11/16
    • Urmi Goswami, The Economic Times of India

    MARRAKECH (MOROCCO): Daylight broke in the ochre city with the news of Donald Trump’s decisive victory in the US elections. Trump’s victory came as a shock to most, who were prepared for a tight race with the expectation that Secretary Hillary Clinton would make it to the finish line with a slim margin.  Environmental activist […]

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  • Donald Trump’s Victory Injects Shock And Uncertainty Into UN Climate Talk

    • Date: 09/11/16
    • Amy Harder and Sarah Kent, The Wall Street Journal

    Donald Trump’s surprise victory is injecting a wave of shock and uncertainty into a global climate conference that began this week in Marrakesh, Morocco. American students react to Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, as they take part in a protest outside the U.N. climate talks during the international climate conference in Marrakesh […]

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  • Four Obama Climate Policies That Probably Will Get Scrapped Now

    • Date: 09/11/16
    • Tom DiChristopher, CNBC

    Donald Trump made energy a pillar of his economic policy, and now the president-elect is poised to unwind President Barack Obama’s key climate change initiatives and potentially torpedo an international global warming initiative years in the making. The change could happen quickly, too, in no small part because of the way the Obama administration advanced […]

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  • German Economy Minister Blocks Agreement On Climate Change Plan

    • Date: 09/11/16
    • Reuters

    German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a Social Democrat, on Tuesday blocked a tentative agreement on a climate action plan that aims to reduce the country’s CO2 emissions by 55 percent by 2030, amid concerns raised by a mining union, government officials said. Given Gabriel’s unexpected veto, which came late on Tuesday, the draft plan would […]

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  • Germany Fails To Approve National Climate Plan

    • Date: 05/11/16
    • Deutsche Welle

    Germany’s failure to approve a national climate plan to bring to the table at the UN international climate conference has sparked a round of finger-pointing over who is responsible for the blow to the country’s green reputation. German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks has vented her frustration over the prospect of representing her country at the talks in Marrakesh next […]

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  • Annual COP Ritual: Paris Agreement Will Lead To Climate Catastrophe

    • Date: 04/11/16
    • Jessica Shankleman, Bloomberg

    This week’s early entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change won’t save the planet from rising seas, superstorms and deadly drought, according to the United Nations. Without further pledges to curb emissions, temperatures are set to rise by as much as 3.4 degrees Celsius (6.1 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to pre-industrial levels, according to a […]

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