• Trump Administration Seeks To Renegotiate Paris Climate Accord

    • Date: 17/09/17
    • CNBC

    The White House immediately disavowed on Saturday a Wall Street Journal report suggesting the Trump administration was reversing its stated intention of abandoning the Paris climate accord — yet hinted the president would seek to renegotiate terms that were more favorable to the United States. According to the WSJ’s report, the European Union’s Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy […]

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  • EPA Boss Scott Pruitt Confirms Red Team/Blue Team Assessment Of Climate Science Claims

    • Date: 15/09/17
    • John Siciliano, Washington Examiner

     The Trump administration is looking to create a “red team” to challenge the accepted science on climate change and the impact of carbon dioxide emissions on the Earth’s temperature, but there is no timeline on when that exercise will occur even though it is “very important,” according to Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. The […]

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  • Winton Capital Sets Up Climate Change Prediction Market

    • Date: 12/09/17
    • Lindsay Fortado, Financial Times

    One of Europe’s largest hedge funds is looking to move into the gambling industry in the UK, as it sets up a new venue where players can bet on the effects of climate change. The project is hoping to tempt climate scientists to put their money where their models are. The new “climate prediction market” […]

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  • Prince Charles ‘Wrong’ On Climate Link To Syria War

    • Date: 08/09/17
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Scientists have accused the Prince of Wales of exaggerating the link between climate change and the civil war in Syria. A new study found no evidence for the widely publicised theory that climate change was a factor in causing the war, in which more than 300,000 people have died and 11 million have been forced […]

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  • Benny Peiser: Climate Realism – A Lukewarm Approach to Global Warming

    • Date: 05/09/17
    • University of Birmingham

    Birmingham Energy Institute Seminar — Wednesday 27 September 2017   17:00-18:00 University of Birmingham, Lecture Theatre G35, Chemical Engineering Building  (Y11 on campus map [PDF]) There are many scientific agreements and disagreements in climate science. While there is general agreement about the modern global warming trend (since 1850), scientific controversies increase as climate research moves further back […]

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  • Blaming The Weather: The Moral Danger Of The Securitization Of Climate Change

    • Date: 05/09/17
    • Marloes van Loon, Leiden University

    “The complexity of war is diminished to one dimension, exonerating moral responsibility from the agents of conflict and the international community from solving the conflict and dealing with its consequences.”   Marloes van Loon MA Thesis International Relations International Studies, Leiden University Sheikh Ghazi Rashad Hrimis touches dried earth in the parched region of Raqqa […]

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  • BBC Peddle Fake Claims About Indian Monsoon

    • Date: 03/09/17
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Just when you thought the BBC could not get any worse. Standing in for Victoria Derbyshire on her current affairs programme yesterday morning, Matthew Price ran a report on the heavy floods this summer in Nepal and Bangladesh. After telling us this had been one of the heaviest monsoons on record, he went on to […]

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  • U.S. Set To Abolish Role Of Climate Envoy

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • CNN

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has outlined plans to eliminate or outsource at least 30 special envoy roles at the US State Department, including the role of US special envoy for climate change. The plans, which will cut around half of the current envoy posts in the Department, were set out in a letter […]

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