• G20 Flop: Climate Politics and the English Language

    • Date: 09/07/17
    • The American Interest

    No surprise: the “Final Communiqué” of the (largely irrelevant, purely cosmetic) G20 summit was difficult for the participant countries to agree on. One of the main sticking points? Again, no surprise: climate change. Here’s part of the final language on “Energy and Climate”:

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  • Climate Change Has Been Good For Wildlife, Ecologist Says

    • Date: 07/07/17
    • Jon Austin, Daily Express

    Climate change and human changes to the natural world have had a positive impact on wildlife, a professor has controversially claimed. Human impact on our planet has not been as bad as though according to the book. In his new book, Inheritors of the Earth, ecologist and environmentalist professor Chris Thomas, overturns the accepted story […]

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  • Global Temperatures Drop Back To Pre-El Nino Levels

    • Date: 04/07/17
    • Roy Spencer blog

    Lowest global temperature anomaly in last 2 years (since July, 2015) The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for June, 2017 was +0.21 deg. C, down from the May, 2017 value of +0.44 deg. C (click for full size version): Global area-averaged lower tropospheric temperature anomalies (departures from 30-year calendar monthly means, […]

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  • The ‘Killer Winter’ That Took A Harsh Toll On America’s Wildlife

    • Date: 04/07/17
    • Daily Mail

    Wildlife suffered higher than normal losses this winter in severe weather across the western United States, where the toll included the deaths of all known fawns in one Wyoming deer herd and dozens of endangered bighorn sheep in California. In this photo taken Feb. 21, 2017, a group of elk move past another that had […]

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  • EPA To Launch Red Team/Blue Team Program To Evaluate Climate Science

    • Date: 30/06/17
    • Emily Holden, E&E News

    U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is leading a formal initiative to challenge mainstream climate science using a “back-and-forth critique” by government-recruited experts, according to a senior administration official. U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt favors reopening the endangerment finding on greenhouse gases, according to Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp. @EPAScottPruitt/Twitter The program will use […]

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  • Germany ‘Massively Weakened’ Draft G20 Climate Plan To Appease Trump

    • Date: 30/06/17
    • Arthur Neslen, Climate Home

    Latest draft of German plan for next week’s Hamburg meeting contains major concessions to US and opens door for coal projects to be defined as “clean” Germany’s G20 presidency dramatically weakened a climate action plan, gutting it of ambitious language and defining gas, and potentially even some coal power, as “clean technologies”, in an attempt to appeal to […]

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  • Rick Perry Floats Adversarial ‘Red Teams’ To Resolve Climate Debate

    • Date: 23/06/17
    • John Siciliano, Washington Examiner

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday proposed using a process floated by a former Obama administration official to resolve the debate over global warming by allowing government scientists to hash out the facts through an open “adversarial” process. “It’s a great opportunity for this country to have a conversation about the climate and get the […]

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  • Roger Pielke Jr.: Climate Politics As Manichean Paranoia

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Talk by Prof Roger Pielke Jr., University of Colorado London, House of Lords, Committee Room 4A 20 July 2017 – – – 6–8pm Roger Pielke Jr. The decision by US President Donald Trump to remove the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change was met with both derision and applause. Such is climate politics in the United […]

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