• Eleventh Hour Panic: UN Summons Leaders To Closed-Door Climate Meeting

    • Date: 02/09/15
    • Ewa Krukowska and Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg

    Frustrated by slow progress in global climate talks, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to invite around 40 world leaders including President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to a closed- door meeting next month. The meeting will take place in New York on September 27, a day ahead of the UN general assembly, said three […]

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  • UN Climate Talks Resume As Weak, Non-Binding Deal The Likely Outcome In Paris

    • Date: 02/09/15
    • Joydeep Gupta, India Climate Dialogue

    The latest round of UN climate talks is unlikely to deliver the big breakthroughs required for an ambitious deal to be agreed in Paris Familar obstacles remain at UN climate talks with little time left to refine a draft text ahead of December’s Paris summit UN climate talks this week are the last major opportunity […]

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  • BBQ Summer Prediction: Met Office Gets It Wrong Again

    • Date: 01/09/15
    • Sarah Knapton, The Daily Telegraph

    The Met Office has defended its forecast for a hot, dry summer despite some areas looking set to have the most rain since records began. Enjoying a punt despite the weather Photo: GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY. As summer officially came to a close amid extreme downpours on Monday, the forecaster was left facing questions about why it […]

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  • How Fast Is The Earth Warming?

    • Date: 29/08/15
    • Sheldon Walker, Watts Up With That

    This article presents a method for calculating the Earth’s rate of warming, using the existing global temperature series. It can be difficult to work out the Earth’s rate of warming. There are large variations in temperature from month to month, and different rates can be calculated depending upon the time interval and the end points […]

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  • Rupert Murdoch Links Regulations, ‘Endless Climate Alarmist Nonsense’ To Financial Turmoil

    • Date: 27/08/15
    • David Wright, CNN

    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Wednesday night to weigh in on the recent volatility in global financial markets, calling small business “the only hope for growth” while decrying the regulatory obstacles standing in its way — and pointing a finger at climate change “alarmist nonsense.” Hours after a dramatic rebound among Wall Street stock exchanges that followed […]

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  • India Will Not Follow China’s Climate Policy

    • Date: 25/08/15
    • Vishwa Mohan, The Times of India

    India will not announce its peaking (peak emission) year, unlike China, in its ‘climate action plan’ which is to be submitted by the country to the UN body on climate change in September. Instead of specifying any timeline to cap its emission of greenhouse gases, the country will, rather, focus more comprehensively on all five […]

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  • FOI Documents Expose Coordination Between US Governors, Obama White House And Green NGOs To Advance Climate Agenda

    • Date: 24/08/15
    • Lachlan Markay, The Washington Free Beacon

    The White House, statehouses, and nonprofits backed by the billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer worked behind the scenes to create a state-level advocacy network to support controversial new Environmental Protection Agency regulations, newly released emails reveal. Involved in the strategy was a top aide to John Kitzhaber, the former Democratic governor of Oregon, according to emails […]

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  • El Nino Defying Rain Seen Boosting Australia Wheat Yield Outlook

    • Date: 22/08/15
    • Bloomberg

    Australia’s wheat harvest may be bigger than previously forecast as rain in the past month boosted the outlook for yields, according to National Australia Bank Ltd. Output may total 21.6 million metric tons this season amid better conditions in New South Wales and South Australia, agribusiness economist Phin Ziebell wrote in a report on Thursday. […]

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